Kerrygold To Sponsor National Show Jumping League
Show Jumping Association of Ireland announced last night (Wednesday
May 15) that Kerrygold is to be the new sponsor of the National
Grand Prix League.
Chairman, Tony Hurley, said: <<We are delighted that the SJAI
will be associated with such a high profile sponsor as Kerrygold.
This sponsorship of the prestigious National Grand Prix League will
enable young Irish riders to use the competitions as a stepping-stone
to international level. A prime example of this is Dermott Lennon,
who progressed quickly from national Grand Prix level to the world
stage, where he is now a household name.
am quite confident that together, the SJAI and Kerrygold can make
this National Grand Prix Show Jumping league more exciting and rewarding
than it has been at any time in the past.>>
League - now to be known as the Kerrygold National Grand Prix League
- embraces 32 different shows at venues throughout Ireland between
the months of May and September, and attracts both Irish national
and international riders and their horses. Kerrygold's sponsorship
of the league will total 20,000 Euros.
on the adoption of the sponsorship, The Irish Dairy Board managing
director Noel Cawley said, <<Kerrygold expects that this new
initiative will provide support for the sport nationally and at
the same time encourage young stars in their ambition to jump for
Ireland in the future. Kerrygold has supported international show
jumping over many years through the sponsorship both of individual
riders and of events such as the Hickstead Derby, the Millstreet
World Cup and the Kerrygold Horse Show, now in its fourteenth successive
year of sponsorship by the company>>.