GAIN and Alltech continue sponsorship at Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair

GAIN and Alltech continue sponsorship at Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair

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This year’s Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair which takes place from Thursday 27th to Sunday 31st July, has received a huge boost with the confirmation that Olympic 3 day event rider and royal family member Zara Philips will once again be competing at this year’s event in West Waterford.


She has entered two of her horses, Drops of Brandy and Rum Expectations, to compete over the Bank Holiday event at the historic and picturesque grounds located on the banks of the Blackwater, at Camphire Estate Cappoquin.   With over 300 entries and some of our top International riders competing from 10 nations – this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever.


Paul Brady, Event Organiser said, “We are delighted that Zara Philips, who proved so popular last year, has confirmed that she is once again set to return to Camphire.  This is a great boost for this year’s event and is testament to the brilliant venue and challenging cross country course we have here at Camphire, Cappoquin in West Waterford.

This is the seventh year for the Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fair and it continues to grow from strength to strength, recognised internationally as one of Ireland’s leading events, attracting competitors, horse enthusiasts and visitors from home and abroad to the show jumping, dressage and challenging cross country course. 

It takes huge cost and support in order to be able to run an international event such as this and our thanks to our main sponsors GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech along with Castleacre Insurance, Landrover/AutoBoland and bucas. We would also like to thank Waterford City and County Council, Waterford Leader, Horse Sport Ireland and Eventing Ireland for their continued support and contribution for the event.

In particular, I want to thank our landowners the Wilks family of Camphire Estate and the Browne family for this spectacular venue, and also the wider local community as without their support and help this event would not be possible to run.”

2016 again sees bumper entries with over 300 international competitors, including riders from Great Britain, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland and great tribute goes to Paul and Allen Brady for the attention and detail put into this event which it has to be remembered takes place on two working farms which have cattle on it for most of the year.  Credit also to cross-country course designer Mike-Etherington-Smith, who regularly designs at CCI 4**** level for events such as the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games.  He designed the course with the aim of giving horses and riders a positive experience in the lead up to the Autumn 3 Day Events as well as to build confidence in those stepping up to the level.

Speaking at the event on behalf of sponsors, Michael Phillips, Business Development Manager with GAIN Horse Feeds said, “GAIN are delighted once again to partner with Alltech in sponsoring the featured Camphire CIC*** class. Many of our customers are very involved in Eventing and we feel that this collaboration with Camphire reinforces our commitment to this equestrian sector. We wish all competitors the very best of luck with this event and also for the remainder of the 2016 season”.

Also at the launch Holly Geraghty, Marketing Co-ordinator, Alltech said, “Alltech is delighted to be partnering with GAIN Horse Feeds once again to sponsor the GAIN/Alltech CIC*** at Camphire this year. Alltech’s range of nutritional ingredients have been included in GAIN Horse Feeds for over 30 years so this sponsorship showcases our partnership and continues our support of the equine industry. Camphire is a fantastic event in a unique setting and we are really looking forward to it.”

Camphire Estate is located just ten minutes from Cappoquin, Lismore and Tallow and less than an hour from Cork and Waterford city making this venue the ideal location for the surrounding region.

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