HSBC is for the third consecutive year supporting the Rising Star category of the awards scheme organised by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of equestrian sport.
The HSBC Rising Star category of the FEI Awards rewards an equestrian athlete aged between 14 and 21 who demonstrates outstanding sporting talent and commitment in any of the FEI-regulated disciplines (Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving and Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining).
HSBC is a platinum partner of the FEI in the discipline of Eventing. It is title sponsor of the FEI Classics series, which unites the five elite-level competitions staged between April to October, and the FEI European Eventing Championships, which will this year take place in Luhmühlen (GER) from 25 to 28 August.
In addition, HSBC is committed to the development of sport through investment in youth and education in local communities around the world. It supports junior and young rider schemes in the hope that participants will go on to represent their countries at the highest level.
Giles Morgan, HSBC Group Head of Sponsorship said:
“The HSBC Rising Star Award is a fantastic way of acknowledging the unique talent that is progressing through equestrian sport. HSBC are fully committed to ensuring that Eventing continues to develop at all levels and strongly believe that the support riders receive at the start of their careers can have a fundamental difference on their futures. We hope the winner of this award, regardless of the equestrian discipline he or she competes in, can be both an inspiration and inspired by this recognition. ”
The winners of the FEI Awards will receive their awards in November at a gala evening at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nominations for all five categories of the FEI Awards (HSBC Rising Star, Reem Acra Best Athlete, Best Groom, Against All Odds, Development) are open until 31 July at www.feiawards.org.