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For Immediate Release
CASE IH Named Official Agricultural Equipment Supplier
of Caledon Equestrian Park
New and Returning Sponsors Support Continued Legacy at Pan Am Venue
Caledon, Ontario – The Caledon Equestrian Park, host to equestrian events during the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, is building on its legacy with increased sponsorship investment for the 2016 season.
CASE IH, a global leader in agricultural and farming equipment, has been named the official supplier of all competition arena maintenance equipment at the Caledon Equestrian Park. The exclusive two-year partnership sees CASE IH provide six tractors for ring maintenance and manure management purposes. CASE IH will have vehicles on display throughout the 2016 show season, and will offer special discounts to competitors.
In addition to being the exclusive agricultural equipment supplier to the Caledon Equestrian Park, CASE IH is also the presenting sponsor of the 1.25m jumper division throughout the 2016 show season. During the Caledon National tournament from May 17 to 22, the $50,000 CSI2* Grand Prix will be presented by CASE IH.
“I would like to thank Robert Meier, Territory Sales Manager for Central and Eastern Ontario, for his commitment in bringing CASE IH Agriculture to the Caledon Equestrian Park,” said Craig Collins, Managing Partner of Equestrian Management Group (EMG) which operates the Caledon Equestrian Park. “Together with our local dealer, Greg Snoddon, Robert brought CASE IH on board with literally no hesitation. We are delighted to be featuring CASE IH as major sponsors.”
Joining CASE IH in its support of the Caledon Equestrian Park are several returning sponsors who have increased their commitment for 2016. Recognizing the recent growth of the Caledon Equestrian Park, sponsors are taking advantage of the higher visibility afforded by the expanded venue, such as the new indoor arena measuring an impressive 117’ x 275’ which extends the competition season and allows for a variety of special events.
RAM has long been the official vehicle of the Caledon Equestrian Park and this year returns to sponsor four major events. RAM will be the presenting sponsor of the $35,000 CSI2* Open Welcome during the Caledon National from May 17-22 as well as three $25,000 Grand Prix events during the Summer Classic, Equestrian Festival, and Autumn Classic tournaments. During its sponsored events, RAM vehicles will be showcased in the grand prix arena and competitor discounts will be offered.
Greenhawk also returns with several innovations for the 2016 show season. During the Caledon National, Greenhawk will host the ‘Jump into Elation’ event, providing Elation breeches to all hunter and jumper division champions and reserves. During the Summer Classic, running June 28 to July 3, Greenhawk will sponsor the two-round Good As Gold Hunter Classic, presented by TRM Ireland, which is open exclusively to junior and amateur competitors.
At the CSI2* Summer Festival from August 2-7, Greenhawk will be the presenting sponsor of the $35,000 CSI2* Open Welcome, and will also present the $5,000 Jump Canada 3’ Junior/Amateur Hunter Classic. The ‘Fall into Shedrow’ event at September’s Autumn Classic will see seven hunter division champion presented with a special ‘Greenhawk Champion’ blanket.
In addition, Greenhawk is the title sponsor of five divisions throughout the 2016 season including the Children’s Hunter, Junior Hunter, Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35, Adult Amateur Hunter 36 and Over, and the Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions.
Horseware is the presenting sponsor of the $50,000 CSI2* Grand Prix held Sunday, May 15, during the CSI2* Classic @ Palgrave Phase I. Throughout the Caledon Equestrian Park show season, Horseware is the presenting sponsor of the 1.10m Junior/Amateur division and, at September’s Canadian Show Jumping Tournament, will present the $10,000 Low Pan Am Challenge, which riders qualify for based on points earned throughout the season in the .9m, 1m and 1.10m divisions.
Antares increased its sponsorship for 2016 by sponsoring the $35,000 CSI2* Open Welcome held May 13 during the Classic @ Palgrave Phase I. The French sellerie will also be the title sponsor of the Pre-Green Hunter Division throughout the season.
Omega Alpha has also increased its support, and will sponsor the $20,000 Modified Grand Prix on Sunday, May 22, during the Caledon National. The pharmaceutical company will also be the title sponsor of both the Open Performance Hunter and the 1.15m Jumper divisions throughout 2016. In addition, Omega Alpha will provide clothing apparel for the hard-working members of the competition ring crew.
“We are delighted that all of our existing sponsors have significantly raised their contributions, and are very proud to have the support of our corporate partners,” said Collins. “The Park was a construction site for the past four years as we prepared to host the Pan American Games, and our sponsors hung in there with us and were amazing. With an expanded schedule and the new indoor arena, in addition to venue improvements such as new footing in all hunter rings, we are now able to offer additional exposure to our sponsors, and all of our sponsors agreed that now was the time to increase their support.
“We are very proud of what we have built and of the Park’s expanded capabilities, and are delighted that sponsors are recognizing what we have created and are responding to the legacy,” continued Collins. “We would like to sincerely thank all of our corporate partners for their unwavering support.”
To thank its sponsors for their commitment, the Caledon Equestrian Park has introduced a beautiful new sponsor suite. Situated under the Pavilion’s canopy overlooking the grand prix arena, the sponsor suite features furniture provided by Leon’s Furniture Orangeville. Meanwhile, competitors and all visitors to the Caledon Equestrian Park can take advantage of the comfortable Champions Lounge bar area, also furnished by Leon’s Furniture Orangeville, with its leather couches and celebratory atmosphere.
For more information on the Caledon Equestrian Park, please visit www.caledonequestrianpark.com.
Caledon Equestrian Park
2016 Competition Schedule
CSI2* Classic @ Palgrave Phase I May 10-15
CSI2* Caledon National May 17-22
Classic @ Palgrave Phase 2 May 24-29
Summer Classic June 28-July 3
Equestrian Festival July 26-31
CSI2* Summer Festival August 2-7
Autumn Classic September 14-18
CSI2* Canadian Show Jumping Tournament September 21-25
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“CASE IH, a global leader in agricultural and farming equipment, has been named the official supplier of all competition arena maintenance and grooming equipment at the Caledon Equestrian Park.”
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