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Five Star Horse Show Comes To The Odyssey

Sheridan Promotions in association with Equestrian Sports Promotions are proud to present The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show at The Odyssey Arena, making this Northern Ireland’s first and Ireland’s only Five-Star Indoor International Horse Show and a thrilling addition to the world’s International Show Jumping Calendar.

At The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show, first class horsemanship, breathtaking jumping and the world’s biggest names in the sport will take you on a roller coaster ride of excitement in events like the exhilarating Puissance, the prestigious International Grand Prix and of course The Irish Shetland Grand National.

The event has attracted a six-figure prize fund of £250,000Stg, which will entice the top named International riders from around the world to this prestigious five-star event. Showing her support for the event Ireland’s Jessica Kurten, current European Team Gold Medallist said ‘I wish the show every success. It is wonderful that a show of this quality is coming to Belfast. I am looking forward very much to competing at the show in November myself.’

“I am putting my full weight behind The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show, this is just what Northern Ireland and Irish Show Jumping needs. The event provides the perfect setting and opportunity for Ireland’s best to compete against the best of the rest of the world, Northern Ireland deserves a world class event of this stature.” Said Peter Charles, Irish team member and Gold team medallist 2001 European Championships.

The show will be fast and furious with top billed acts from around the world including Jean Francois Pignon who has been described as the best equestrian display to ever visit the UK, he has never before performed in Ireland and is renowned the world over for his magical new act featuring five horses in an amazing and mesmerising demonstration of trust, loyalty and liberty.

Also bringing with them, the jet set glamour world of The Sport of Kings, top named jockeys from the world of racing will compete against the show jumpers in a pairs relay on the Friday evening of the show. Tony McCoy, Record Breaking Champion Jockey, who is one of the show’s celebrity team captains said 'Northern Ireland has the newly crowned World Show Jumping Champion, Dermott Lennon and this show will be the home coming of equestrian sport to Ireland. We have proven that we breed the best riders, jockeys and horses in the World. Now we will have the best Horse Show in the World too.'

Yvette Trusedale riding Accolade in front of the impressive Odyssey Complex

Private sector support for the event has been tremendous and Sheridan Promotions are currently in negotiations with a number of sponsors, we are delighted however to announce the support of Equestrian Surfaces, title sponsor of The Horse of the Year Show, who have just agreed a three-year sponsorship package, worth a six figure sum to the show. “We are absolutely thrilled to be providing our premiere surface Cushion Track, at the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show. Given the calibre and dedication of those involved in organising this show, this will surely become a permanent fixture on the equestrian calendar.” Paul Harper, Managing Director – Equestrian Surfaces Ltd.

Following their recent appointment as surface providers to the Horse of the Year Show, Cushion Track has rapidly become the international benchmark of waxed surfaces for competitive applications and is put to the test as far a field as Las Vegas where Cushion Track is the chosen surface at the Budweiser 2003 World Show Jumping Cup Final.

Marketing director Philip Bond explained that Equestrian Surfaces are proud to be associated with this important event in Belfast and have signed up to a 3-year sponsorship as a mark of their commitment to this spectacular event, which will certainly launch Northern Ireland’s capital as a leading venue for Equestrian World Class shows.

Finally Mr Bond added “We see this as an significant component of our current marketing strategy where Cushion Track has shown itself to be the preferred surface where nothing can be left to chance and we wish the organisers every success in this superb project”.

Spillers Speciality feeds have also agreed a sponsorship package and are now the official feed supplier to the Belfast Show, ‘SPILLERS is pleased to be the Official Feed Supplier to the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show. With many customers from home and abroad attending, SPILLERS welcomes the opportunity to support this exciting venture.’ David Mathers, Spillers Specialty Feeds.

Dressage Rider Yvette Truesdale riding her top mount Accolade, with Irish Show Jumper Conor Swail and Leading Irish senior nations cup team member Cian O'Connor and with Glenkee Pan practicing for The Shetland Grand National which was announced as one of the performances at The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show at Odyssey Arena from Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th November 2003

Together with these winning ingredients we have mixed just the right quantities of celebrity involvement, fine food & wines, corporate hospitality, music, lights, old-fashioned fun and glamour to give Northern Ireland a world-class equestrian and entertainment showcase!

The show will be held at The Odyssey Arena, the showpiece of Odyssey, Northern Ireland's Landmark Millennium Project, and one of the world's most adventurous and exciting leisure and entertainment venues.

Sheridan Promotions promise from the Opening Ceremony to the Grand Prix finale that The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show CSI-A will become the toast of the Equestrian World and a fun filled festival for everyone to enjoy.

Be part of this unique and very magical experience as the world descends on Northern Ireland’s capital for a four-day Show Jumping extravaganza in Northern Ireland, The Indisputable Home Of The Horse!


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