Ballinger Equine actively supports grassroots equestrianism and provides practical assistance to equine charity events in our region. The new year sees us set to build upon our successful 2018 programme to give an essential boost to grassroots level sport, where future champions are forged!
Sponsorship and support programme is a big hit!
Throughout 2018, Ballinger Equine’s sponsorship and support programme provided invaluable practical support, sponsorship, PR assistance and veterinary services to charitable equestrian events and unaffiliated championship series and shows. Supported events included:
Chesfield Manor Stables Halloween charity event
A special Ballinger Equine rosette was awarded to those participating in the charity event organised in aid of the People for People Stevenage food bank. Contributions of items to the food bank were encouraged and the event resulted in a sizeable donation to a worthy local cause.
BHS Sponsored ride for East Anglian Air Ambulance
On 7 October, Ballinger Equine veterinary surgeons provided on-site equine veterinary services throughout the British Horse Society (BHS) sponsored ride at the scenic Southill Park, in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. As event sponsors, we also designed and supplied the smart rosettes which were awarded to every participant. The event raised over £9,000 for a great cause.
Offley and District Riding Club Open Championships
In September, Ballinger Equine was delighted to sponsor the Offley and District Riding Club’s Open Championships. At a very busy and well-supported event, we presented proud winners their Ballinger Equine class champion and supreme champion rosettes and sashes.
Puckeridge West Pony Club Open Novice One-Day Event
Ballinger Equine had a busy August Bank holiday weekend at Burghley whilst also sponsoring and providing veterinary support for Puckeridge West Pony Club’s Open Novice One-Day Event at the outstanding cross-country course and facilities at Bramfield. Despite the hot, dry summer, the meticulously maintained ground was in perfect condition for an excellent and well-attended event.
Chesfield Manor Stables 2018 Championship Series
Throughout the summer and autumn months, Ballinger Equine was proud title sponsor for the Chesfield Manor Stables 2018 dressage and showjumping championships. The annual championships series has been steadily growing in popularity amongst grass roots competitors and is known for its friendly and inclusive programme.
The large indoor school complete with viewing gallery and the all-weather outdoor arena ensured that the series was not adversely affected by the hard ground conditions brought on by a gloriously hot summer. And competing took place in the cooler evening temperatures.
The highly-prized premium rosettes and champion sashes were much sought-after and hotly contested throughout the summer.
Epping Forest Riders’ Association Show
In July, we were pleased to sponsor the Epping Forest Riders’ Association Show at Woodlands Stables. Ballinger Equine donated a very special prize to the show’s ridden classes supreme champion.
Herts and Essex Border RDA spring sponsored ride
Sunday, 13 May saw the Ballinger Equine team out supporting the Hertfordshire and Essex Border Riding for the Disabled group at its spring sponsored ride and barbecue. The event started at Benington and featured clearly marked and stewarded 5 and 10 mile rides in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside on a bright spring day.
Herts and Essex Border (HEB) Group RDA meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Contessa Riding and Training Centre at Ware in Hertfordshire. And you can find out more about the work of the RDA at rda.org.uk.