John F Hunt Power and The Gemini Stud to sponsor new 4* League for mares
The new league, to be called the Power 4* Mares League, will see mares competing in 4* classes rewarded for their successes. Points won by mares at CCI4*-S and CCI4*-L will accrue throughout the season before the champion is crowned following the last event of the year. The top three placed mares at the end of each season will win generous prizes in the form of vouchers towards coverings by stallions at The Gemini Stud.
John F Hunt Power was formed in 1998 and provides nationwide coverage for the hire, sale and installation of power generators. The company’s focus is on fuel saving, emissions control and acoustic performance and offers the most up to date fleet of power generating equipment available in the UK. John F Hunt Power is experienced in the equestrian market, having provided equipment to a number of prestigious events for over a decade, always providing the highest quality equipment and service.
Based in the heart of Leicestershire, The Gemini Stud holds the very traditional values of outstanding conformation, temperament and movement at the top the selection criteria in its young stock and stallions, whilst also only working with sire lines that have as a minimum proven performance in jumping 1.50m classes. The family behind The Gemini Stud have been successfully breeding Event Horses up to Advanced Level and CCI5* for three generations, including multiple horses that have competed at British Eventing Advanced level and horses sold to riders on International Teams. Through their stallions, Gemini Stud also has multiple CCI5* mares owners as its clients. Then Gemini Stud won the British Eventing Breeding Young Horse Championships in 2007, and today stand the Sport Horse GB Graded Stallion Classic Opera, who is full brother to the Advanced/4* eventer The Classic Composer. The Gemini Stud has won The British Equestrian Federation Futurity Series on a National basis, and stood the Reserve Champion of the Futurity in 2007 as an Event Stallion.
Chloe Ford, Commercial Manager at British Eventing, commented “We are really excited to have John F Hunt Power and The Gemini Stud on board with British Eventing, and are looking forward to working with them to raise the profile of the League and celebrate the success of mares at the top levels of the sport”
David Hunt, Managing Director of Sales at John F Hunt Power said “We are very excited to be a sponsor of this new series. We have supplied equipment to many prestigious events over the last twenty years but this new collaboration with British Eventing gives us a different perspective. I look forward to attending myself to learn more about this fascinating sport.”
Georgie Belton, owner of The Gemini Stud, said “The Gemini Stud are delighted to be supporting the new 4* Mare Power Series with British Eventing and John F Hunt Power. For the very first time mares will gain the recognition that they deserve at 4* level across every 4* Three Day Event in Great Britain. This new series run by British Eventing puts Event horse breeding on the map in a very similar way to the breeding of racehorses and continues to put Great Britain on the world map as a leader in event horse breeding”
Details about the Power 4* Mares League can be found HERE.