Show Jumping Event To Launch In Sheffield
City Jumping Limited (SCJL) has today announced an investment of
£750,000 into the launch of a new international show jumping
event. The inaugural show, the first major new indoor show jumping
championships to be held in this country for over thirty years,
will be staged at Sheffield Arena from Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th
is a subsidiary of Grandstand Group, which also owns Grandstand
Media, the team behind the resurgence of the Horse of The Year Show.
am delighted that a new world class equestrian show is to be launched
in this country, and it is another high profile international event
which Sheffield is proud to host. I know the public will turn out
in force to back the event and prove once again that there is a
big appetite for top quality sport in Sheffield." Said the
Honourable Richard Caborn MP, Minister for sport and MP for Sheffield
Show will host a full programme of world class international show
jumping and, with a substantial six figure prize fund is sure to
attract the top riders world wide.
based John Whitaker, a leading international show jumper and consultant
to the show commented: "I have always believed that the North
of England deserves an event of this calibre. I have discussed this
project over the past couple of years with many of the world's leading
riders who are all really excited about this new addition to the
international equestrian calendar."
is the first ever equestrian event to be held at the award winning
Sheffield Arena which is recognised as one of the leading sporting
venues in the country and has established an excellent reputation
for hosting world class events.
Wein, SCJL director stated: "It is fitting that this major
international show will be held within Yorkshire, the breeding ground
for so many of our leading British horses and riders.
family from Sheffield and having lived there myself, I know that
the large equestrian community in the region will welcome the opportunity
to experience such a prestigious world class event and we therefore
look forwards to welcoming all visitors to the show at Easter."
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