Equipeople, the leading agricultural and equine work experience agency in Europe, have come on board as sponsors of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs National Eventing Championships.
They are due to take place later this month on Sunday 29th August 2021 at Annaharvey Farm in Tullamore, Co. Offaly where there will be competitions for all levels including a young horse division for 4 and 5-year-olds, a team championship and a combined training for Primary riders.
Equipeople is run by Caroline Lane and employs up to nine people on a full-time and part-time basis. They have a host base of about 400 families and welcome about 700 European students to Ireland each year. They also look after a number of study tours for American universities and European agricultural schools each year.
Equipeople hold the contract for Irish students to go to the US and Canada as camp counsellors through Americamp, and are authorised to organise work placements for Irish equine and agricultural students wishing to go to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They organise conferences, seminars and handle many special projects on behalf of the European Union mobility scheme, Erasmus Plus.
Caroline Lane, Managing Director of Equipeople said, “We are delighted to sponsor the AIRC Eventing Championships to be held at Annaharvey later this month. I groomed event horses both at home and internationally, my parents owned event horses, my mother was a scorer, my father an FEI Steward and one-day events were held at my home place in Kilcock, so eventing has long been part of our family.”
The Riding Club movement provides a vehicle for amateur horse owners to enjoy this wonderful sport and so we are particularly pleased to be able to support these championships. Added to this, our offices are only 20 minutes from Annaharvey so it is even more apt that we support this competition.
AIRC chairman, Tony Ennis said, “It’s even more important now than ever to have sponsors willing to support our events and I’m delighted to announce that Equipeople will support our Eventing Championships on the 29th August.”
“Equipeople were previous sponsors of our Dressage Championships some years ago and it’s great to see them as strong as ever,” he added.
For details on the championships go to www.airc.ie/eventing2021.