Friday, January 24, 2014

New Zealand: New Sponsors Annouced

13 January 2014

ESNZ Endurance Board member Barbara Avery is delighted to announce she has signed up a joint Naming Rights sponsorship for the 2014 South Island Endurance & CTR Championships.

The partnership between CopRice and Farmlands came about through the efforts of CopRice’s Lee Jamieson (CopRice - Melbourne) and Peter Brown (CRT [Farmlands] – Dunedin) last season for the Marlborough hosted event. Into their second season as joint Major Sponsors of the South Island event, Barbara is now working closely with CopRice’s New Zealand field representative Mike Drummond. Hosted by the Canterbury Endurance & Trail Riding Club at Brooksdale Station over the weekend of 8th and 9th March, the club is enthusiastically looking forward to this partnership and they appreciate the sponsorship of product and cash injection the two sponsors have committed to this event.

To give you some background on our sponsors, CopRice are a leading supplier of nutritional feeds to the companion animal and livestock sectors. For over 30 years CopRice have been manufacturing high quality feeds and use the latest equine nutritional research to formulate their range of extruded and pelleted cool horse feeds. The CopRice NutriRice horse feed range has a product balanced to suit the activity level, life-stage and stamina and energy requirements of your horse. Included within this range is NutriRice Stamina and Performance, which is an idea feed for horses in intensive aerobic work such as Endurance and CTR, eventing and polocrosse. NutriRice Stamina and Performance has a unique formulation with rice and rice bran which ensures optimum digestibility and helps to conserve stored muscle energy, delaying fatigue and enabling sustained performance.

The CopRice NutriRice range is used by top riders including Louisa Hill and the Wilson sisters, so ask at your local Farmlands store about the CopRice horse feed product that best suits the requirements of your horse. CopRice have now been involved ESNZ Endurance and the South Island Championship for three years, so if our riders can show their continued support of their products, it is hoped we can retain their faith to continue their support in the future.

Farmlands, which are currently going through a name change from CRT in the South Island and a continuation of Farmlands in the North, is a New Zealand farmer owned Co-operative Society. They started out in 1962 when a group of like-minded farmers and growers banded together to get better prices on the rural supplies they needed for their farms and orchards. They had two objectives: to supply shareholders with products and services at a lower everyday cost than they’d pay elsewhere; and to deliver shareholder returns in the long term. As a business owned by its customers, Farmlands always work hard to earn the trust and confidence of the people that do business with them, delivering an unparalleled level of rural expertise, integrity, professionalism, initiative and fairness – and of course, a complete understanding of the challenges a farmer or grower go through. From all manner of stock food supplies (including an extensive CopRice and NutriRice range of horse and dog), through to Animal Health, Chemicals, Pet Supplies, Finance, Horticulture, Fencing, Hardware, Seed, Animal Management, Apparel, Dairy, Feed Conservation, Fertilizer, Home & Leisure, Shearing, Water Management and Bulk Fuel. This one stop shop is open to the general public and as a member you can receive favourable discounts with many businesses such as Meridian and Genesis to name two.

Look at it this way, purchase your CopRice feed through Farmlands, it’s a win - win for all concerned, Barbara says.

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