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Charles Owen Sponsoring at Groton House Horse Trials

Horse Press Release

Leading safety manufacturer Charles Owen & Co is again sponsoring at Groton House Horse Trials, Massachutetts, USA. This affiliation reflects the mutual commitment to Competitior safety throughout the ranks from the Novice Rider through to the Advanced and is held over two weekends in June 18th - 20th and 25th -27th.

Charles Owen is the designated Competitior safety/Cross Country Sponsor, and holds course walks throughout the Event with Kim Severson Vinoski, US Glod Medallist, who is one of the riders that they support. The course walks are funded by Charles Owen, with fellow Competitors and Spectators free to join in and see the course from Kim's perspective and benefit from her knowledge and experience. Charles Owen also supplies and brands the competitor pinnies, and has a stand for Riders and Spectators to visit for advise and fittings. Awards and Presentations are throughout the two weekends by a representitives of thr company.

This involvement further enforces the message that is being generated by the involvement of Charles Owen with ICP. The Instructor Certification Programme, which funds further training for instructors, which is essential for the horse and riders they teach enabling humane, safe and skilled participation in the sport of eventing. Recognised ICP Participants are certified at a specific level of teaching proficiency, with the invitation to continue to learn and achieve a higher level of certification desired. This program safeguards teachers, horses and pupils alike, while on-going learning is facilitated. Other riders who are involved include Darren Chiacchia, Stephen Bradley, Phillip Dutton and David O'Connor.