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The Hickstead Derby Kicks Off Charles Owen’s 2014 Hickstead Sponsorship

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Hickstead is synonymous with the British equestrian community, so Charles Owen is delighted to be able to have such a longstanding relationship with this premier British event. Charles Owen will once again be partnering with Hickstead as the title sponsor of the Charles Owen Shopping Village and host of the International Riders’ Lounge during the Royal International Horse Show (29 July – 3 August).

With over 250 exhibitors, the Charles Owen Shopping Village is located just outside the main competition arena. Spectators and riders alike can enjoy world class shopping while seeking out excellent show-discounts and special offers or just to pick up a souvenir to remember their great experience.

During both the Hickstead Derby and Royal International Horse Show, Charles Owen will have a Trade Stand near the entrance of the Shopping Village. Be sure and stop in to view the entire range of Charles Owen Helmets and Body Protectors and Airowear Body Protectors. Professional fitters will be on hand to help find you the perfect helmet or body protector and educate you on the latest in safety and innovation.

Featured on the stand this year will be the newly launched V8, which offers a removable liner and the latest in cooling technology. Also available for purchase will be the new Charles Owen round fit helmets – available in the Ayr8Pro II, and YR8 models – the round fit helmets allow for every rider to have a customised helmet fit. 

The Airowear Hickstead by Charles Owen will be prominently on display in the Charles Owen Stand and this is a fabulous opportunity to purchase the award winning body protector while at its’ namesake event. The Hickstead safety vest by Airowear is the first of it's kind to be launched for showjumpers. Providing an appearance that has been described by innovation award judges as "almost invisible over a show jacket" the Hickstead combines a stylish and tailored appearance with the highest level of safety.

“Charles Owen truly enjoys partnering with Hickstead and is delighted to be welcomed back as a sponsor for 2014,” said Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen. “Hickstead is such a tradition in the UK, and we are honoured to support it. We welcome all of the attendees to enjoy the Charles Owen Shopping Village and looks forward to seeing you all on the Charles Owen Stand. Good luck to all of the riders!”

About Hickstead

Hickstead - the home of British show jumping – was established in 1960 by the late Douglas Bunn and is considered one of the premier equestrian venues in the world.  Offering six arenas, permanent seating for over 5,000 spectators, 26 corporate hospitality suites, and conferencing and entertainment facilities for up to 250, Hickstead is an impressive setting.