The Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC) is delighted to announce that Connolly’s RED MILLS is to continue as the title sponsor of three of its six national events this year including the Dressage, Hunter Trials and Show Jumping Championships.
The Goresbridge-based Animal Feed company is a fifth-generation family business and has been in operation for over 100 years and is one of the Association’s main sponsors. They are the largest supplier of horse feed in the Irish market and are available in 80 countries worldwide.
In 2012 Connolly’s RED MILLS acquired the supplement company Foran Equine and in 2021 added to their equine portfolio when taking over Carr & Day & Martin, further demonstrating their commitment to equine care, performance, and wellbeing.
The Hunter Trials Championships are due to take place on Sunday 23rd April at Flowerhill Equestrian in Galway while the Show Jumping Championships returns to Mullingar Equestrian on 23rd July while the Dressage Championships moves to Barnadown Show Jumping on 20th August.
Jane Davis, Head of Equine Marketing at Connolly’s RED MILLS said, “We are really looking forward to continuing our sponsorship of the three AIRC National Championships, beginning with the Hunter Trials in April. Together with our sister brands Foran Equine and Carr & Day & Martin, we strive to put your horse at the centre of everything we do. Our expert solutions are designed to nourish, support and care for your horse.”
We have had a great partnership with the AIRC over the years and enjoy the spirit and the energy the competitors bring to all the events. We’re looking forward to bringing our sponsorship to life this year with some new and exciting initiatives from our partners Foran Equine and Carr & Day & Martin.
Tony Ennis, chair of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs said, “Connolly’s RED MILLS have been long standing supporters of ours and we are hugely thankful for their support since they first came on board back in 2007. Their support has been and continues to be invaluable to us in staging these championships annually.”
Meanwhile, the schedule, entry criteria and closing dates have been announced for the Hunter Trials Championships at Flowerhill Equestrian near Portumna, Co. Galway next month.
Online entries open on Thursday 6th April and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th April. Full details are available here.