Friday 13th of May 2022

Charles Owen continue support of British Eventing Pony riders

Charles Owen & Co. extends their long-standing support of the British Eventing Pony Programme; incorporating all of the initiatives to support and guide British pony riders.

Anya Kolleth, aged 15 from Shropshire, with her own 17 year old Irish mare Drop the Subject at the 2016 FEI European Championships © Helen Revington.

Charles Owen will not only sponsor the squad who will represent Great Britain at the prestigious European Championships for Ponies, but across the portfolio including the 2017 Pony Trials, British National Pony Championships and the Pony Programme.

The Charles Owen Pony Trials take place across the country at BE fixtures to give experience to, and identify, potential horses and riders to represent GBR at National and International level. Hosted at Brand Hall in Market Drayton, the Charles Owen British National Pony Championships sees the top pony combinations compete for the title of National Champion before the European Championship for Ponies in July (25 -30), where the British squad will aim to defend their team silver medal in Kaposvár, Hungary.

To see the winning Pony Trial cross country round from Oasby (1) in March visit

The Pony Programme is a schedule of both competition and training designed to produce a team that will represent Great Britain at the FEI European Championships as well as to coach and develop riders for teams in the future.

“Charles Owen is proud to sponsor the British Eventing Pony Programme again this year in support of Britain’s future stars. Keeping young riders safe is our priority and we are looking forward to cheering them on this season and providing our squad with the gear that will we hope will contribute to their success,” said Charles Owen Managing Director Roy Burek.

From their state-of-the-art factory in Wrexham, Charles Owen is the largest equestrian helmet manufacturer in the UK, celebrating over 100 years of business. A long-time sponsor of BE, Charles Owen are market leaders in equestrian safety headwear with over 30 helmets in their product range, catering to a large variety of the riding industry at every level.

Each year the Pony European Championships are held for riders between the year of their 12th and 16th birthday riding ponies between 142cm and 148cm (14hh – 14.2hh).

For more information on the Charles Owen Pony Programme, visit the British Eventing Youth pages at

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