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Belfast Horse Show Attracts Industry Support

In just under 12 weeks the Odyssey Arena will play host to Northern Ireland's first ever five-star show jumping event when The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show, opens its doors on November 27 for a four day international extravaganza.

Proving itself to be an attractive investment for a host of commercial houses, Belfast Indoor International Horse Show has been overwhelmed by the support that both local and national companies have given.

Envirocare, part of the Cavan-based Kingspan Group of companies, sees the event as an attractive multi-branding opportunity and has captured this opportunity whole-heartedly by becoming Title Sponsor of the show.

Four Dee NI Ltd, specialists in controlled laser cutting, plasma cutting and folding of mild steel stainless steel and aluminum, has also been announced as a major sponsor, with the investment of a six-figure sum into the 2003 event.

Equestrian Sports Promotion has confirmed this support and sees Belfast Indoor International Horse Show as the show to put Ireland firmly back in the driving seat of horse-based events. "Commerce and industry seem to share our enthusiasm," commented Theresa McKenna, Event Director. "It has taken us two years to get this off the ground, but once we had the backing of the Odyssey Arena, things began to really take off."

British-based Equestrian Surfaces will be laying over 900 tonnes of Cushion Track as the base for Odyssey's first equestrian arena. Paul Harper, the company's Managing Director, stated, "We are absolutely thrilled to be providing our premiere surface Cushion Track at the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show." So thrilled, in fact, that they have shown their support by confirming a three-year sponsorship commitment to this spectacular event. Paul believes that "Given the caliber and dedication of those involved in organizing this show, this will surely become a permanent fixture on the equestrian calendar".

With top international riders and show officials traveling from all over the world, accommodation of a high and dependable standard had to be located to cater for them during their stay in Belfast. This was found in the Days Hotel, the newest and largest hotel in Northern Ireland. Owned by Andras House, this £12 million development is both sponsoring and providing discounted rates as the show's official hotel.

Further support has been confirmed from Waterford Crystal, Spillers Specialty Feeds, Wilson's Auction Group, HorseWare Rugs,, Coca Cola, Floral Earth, Warner Village Cinemas, The News Letter & Equestrian Life, Downtown / Cool FM Radio, The Odyssey Arena, Tushingham Stables, The Irish Sports Council, Rolex, My TravelLite Airline, Brookland Bedding, DA Forgie Machinery, AJ Lamont Trailers & Ifor Williams Trailers, Equestrian Direct Sales, Botanic Inn's, McHale Engineering, Eventsec, SVS Productions, ASM Howart plus more yet to be announced.


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