Turnberry Horse Trials sponsored by Clydesdale Bank Sunday 31 August

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Sun Aug 10 2008

THE first annual Turnberry Horse Trials sponsored by Clydesdale Bank will take place at Turnberry, Ayrshire on Sunday 31 August.

The British Eventing affiliated Turnberry Horse Trials replaces the one-day event previously held annually at Culzean Castle.

Turnberry Horse Trials organiser Katrina Geddes explained the change of venue and date (the Culzean Horse Trials were held three weeks later in September).

"The new Turnberry Horse Trials has been moved in order to provide the best chance of a good day’s sport for British Eventing members.

"Following the disappointing eventing season last year when many events were cancelled or abandoned, our objective this year was to obtain an earlier date on the British Eventing calendar, which hopefully will bring better weather."

Katrina Geddes continued: "Our new venue at Turnberry offers good well draining ground, more space and good dressage arenas, a new cross- country course with water splash, and all parking is on hard standing."

Entries for the Turnberry Horse Trials close on 27 August 2008.

The sport of One-Day Eventing is a challenging test of horse and rider over three different horse riding disciplines, all of which are completed in the same day.

The three phases of the event are dressage, show jumping and cross-country riding.

One-Day Eventing is a testing and inclusive sport open to members from the year of their 14th birthday upwards. See http://www.britisheventing.co.uk for further information on this and other British Eventing events.

The Classes at this year’s Turnberry Horse Trials are Intro, Pre Novice and Pre Novice Plus. There will be further developments next year including a planned Novice course.

Clydesdale Bank sponsored the last Culzean Horse Trials in 2007, and are sponsors of the new Turnberry Horse Trials this year.

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre managing partner Willie Mackie said: "Clydesdale Bank are delighted to be the main sponsor of the 2008 Turnberry Horse Trials.

"Under the auspices of British Eventing there will be a very high calibre field of horses and riders across a number of different classes.

"Contributing to the day will be the magnificent back drop of Turnberry which is sure to add a unique dimension to the event."

Westin Turnberry Resort director of sales and marketing Stephen Walker commented: "We are delighted that the Turnberry Horse Trials will be taking place here on the on 31 August 2008.

"This supports our objective of having a reputation not only as a world-class golf resort but as a venue for a number of events linked to country pursuits like the Horse Trials.

"It also supports Starwood Hotels & Resorts desire to play an active part in community events taking place in and around our properties."

Entries for the Turnberry Horse Trials close on 27 August 2008.

The location of the Turnberry Horse Trials is adjacent to Turnberry Hotel off the A719 road between Turnberry and Maidens.

Spectator entrance is FREE.

For details of how to join British Eventing and enter competitions and for lists of events schedules, directions and entry details see http://www.britisheventing.com

For further enquiries, telephone Katrina Geddes, 01655 740345.


The Turnberry Horse Trials and Clydesdale Bank are members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association formed last year of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

Clydesdale Bank http://www.cbonline.co.uk
Ayr Racecourse http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Western House Hotel http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk/hotel.html
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Frazer Coogans Solicitors http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk
Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers http://www.mackaycorporate-brokers.com
Donald Ross Estate Agents: http://www.donaldross.co.uk
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors http://www.williamskinner.co.uk
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants http://www.sinclairscott.com
Paligap Creative Agency http://www.paligap.com
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects http://www.arpl.co.uk
Brunston Castle Golf Club http://www.brunstoncastle.co.uk
Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com
Visimetrics http://www.visimetrics.com
Fouters Restaurant http://www.fouters.co.uk
Christie Financial Planning Ltd http://www.christiefp.com
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors http://www.alwsurveyors.com
Kestrel Press http://www.kestrelpress.com
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy http://www.famepublicity.co.uk
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

Enquiries: Murdoch MacDonald
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Web: http://www.AyrshireScotlandBusinessNews.com

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