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Equissage to sponsor JumpCross

EQUINE physiotherapy expert, Equissage is to sponsor the thrilling new team sport of JumpCross.

The sponsorship is an exciting move for Equissage, part of Niagara Healthcare plc, as the equine division increases its presence in the world of equine sports.

JumpCross combines the thrill of cross country with the technicality of showjumping and is currently held at Grange Farm Equestrian Centre in Peterborough, Brechin Castle in Scotland, Strathearn Eventing Centre, Crief and Plumpton College, East Sussex.

Riders compete in pairs over a 2km course which includes up to 25 knock-down obstacles. Classes are held for seniors and juniors with jumps ranging from 2ft 9ins to 3ft 9ins. There is also a mini class open to seven to 11-year-old riders.

Horses, riders and teams collect points over the season giving them a league ranking. Section leaders will be presented with their prizes at the Championships which, this year, will be in October at Peterborough.

Anyone can enter JumpCross events but riders need to register for either an annual or day licence to take part.

"We are delighted to have Equissage on board supporting this great new sport," said Robin Dunlop of JumpCross.

Kim Smith-Bingham of Equissage added: "It is great to have the opportunity to support young riders who are taking part in this exciting new team event. We wish all the teams a successful 2003 season."

The Equissage pad gives a deep cycloidal massage to the whole horse and due to the unique action of the therapy, the pad actively improves circulation, eases and tones muscles, and promotes lymphatic drainage.

For information on Equissage please telephone 0800 0721180 and for further information on JumpCross contact 01780 782459 or visit


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