& Mike Make Music At Hickstead
Mike Rutherford, of Genesis fame, and other equestrian personalities
joined Martin Collins to mark the launch of ECOTRACK, his latest
generation synthetic riding surface at Hickstead prior to the European
Dressage Championships. Mike, a keen Dressage follower (his wife
Angie, competes at advanced level) is further supporting the championships,
having written the official music for the event. Martin commented
"We are delighted that Mike was able to join us today for the
launch of ECOTRACK. He and Angie have been clients for some years
so it's particularly fitting that we are both involved in the European
Championships. We know that with our surfaces the horses have every
chance to perform at their peak, and we wish the British team all
the very best in their quest to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics."
Walford (Assistant to Martin Collins), Dane Rawlins, Martin Collins,
Mike Rutherford, Kirsty Meopham (Sydney 2000 Olympic British Dressage
Team) & Gill Davies (Sales at Martin Collins).
will be officially unveiled at the European Dressage Championships
(13-17th August 2003), which are being held in England for the first
time in 16 years. The surface will be put through its paces, by
the dressage elite throughout the five days, alongside other Martin
Collins surfaces - Geltrack and Protrack. Show director Dane Rawlins,
who was also present at the launch, said "Having known Martin
for many years, I can honestly say that his expertise in synthetic
surface manufacture is unparalleled. I had the choice of several
organisations to provide the synthetic surfaces for the championships
and I am happy to say that I know I have the very best with Martin's
surface sponsorship at the European Dressage Championships arose
from the longstanding friendship between Dane Rawlins (Event Director
at Dressage at Hickstead) and Martin Collins (of Martin Collins
Enterprises). The sponsorship agreement is for supply of all the
riding surfaces at Hickstead for 10 years, this being the second
year. The Championships, are set to continue the success of Dressage
at Hickstead, and with Martin providing the surfaces, and Mike the
official theme music, it is difficult to see how it could fail!
and Martin originally bet each other that if Dane could secure the
Europeans then Martin would provide the surfaces. Clearly Dane was
successful and this also means that Dane is no longer obliged to
honor the bet, by providing Martin with a horse!
information is available on the website www.edc2003.com.
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