The Leinster region of Showjumping Ireland have announced details of the 2015 Leinster Summer Tour, which this year welcomes onboard a new title sponsor – Pegus Horse Feed.
The Pegus L.S.T [1.35M] will take place at 14 venues across the province, kicking off at Louth County Show on Sunday April 26th with the final round taking place at the Irish Breeders Classic in September.
The 2014 Leinster Summer Tour saw Co Tyrone’s Peter Smyth and the gelding Admiran Cassio crowned champions, overtaking Kilkenny’s Eddie Moloney and Pashmina K at the final round. The 2015 Pegus L.S.T [1.35M] is expected to attract many of Ireland’s top riders along with new and exciting emerging talent, with a total prize fund in excess of €20,000. Each leg of the Pegus LST will be worth €1,000 with a further €5,000 on offer for the top three riders at the end of the series. Pegus Horse Feed will also provide additional prizes from its vast range of products that includes animal supplements.
Speaking at the launch of the Pegus L.S.T [1.35M], which took place at Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, Declan Cullen (Sales - Marketing and Feed Consultation with Pegus Horse Feed) said,
“When Taylor Vard approached us with the idea of been involved with the Leinster Summer Tour, Pegus Horse Feed just could not let it pass us by. Showjumping and the success of our international riders at all age, is down to riders cutting their teeth in classes like these, so it is great to be associated with such a great league. Let’s hope we have a summer just like the last."
Also speaking at the launch of the Pegus LST, Leinster Summer Tour Chairman Taylor Vard commented,
“The Leinster region has put a lot of time and money into the tour over the last few years and to watch it grow into what it has become and to have Pegus Horse Feeds recognize this and wanting to come on board, is a mark of where the Pegus LST is going.”
Karlswood Stables Young Rider Bursary
The top Young Rider in the Pegus LST will receive a bursary of a full week’s training with Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O Connor, with accommodation for both horse and rider provided at his Karlswood Stables base in Co Meath.
The Leinster Summer Tour will also feature a 1 meter tour, a 1.10m/1.20m tour and competitions for Amateur riders at each of the 14 league venues, with excellent prizes across all categories.
About Pegus Horse Feed
Pegus Horse Feed has been to the forefront of equine nutrition in Ireland for over 40 years and works with the world’s leading nutritionists, giving Pegus progressive understanding of the modern equine. Pegus Horse Feed is manufactured in three of the most technically advanced mills in Europe, using carefully selected-high quality raw materials and meticulous production techniques, providing customers with the confidence that every scoop from every bag of Pegus is equine feed perfection.
Pegus Horse Feed is available through Dairygold Stores, Liffey Mills Branches, Drummond Stores and Independent Merchants nationwide.
For more information on Pegus Horse Feed visit www.pegus.ie
Full rules, venues and league tables for the Pegus L.S.T [1.35M] are available on the Leinster Show Jumping website www.leinstershowjumping.ie