Posted on 15th January 2020

Saracen Horse Feeds Extends Support of British Young Riders

British Eventing is delighted to welcome back Saracen Horse Feeds as the title sponsor for the British Eventing Young Rider Programme, National Championships and European Championship squad in 2020.


The independent, family owned business has been manufacturing animal feeds for more than 170 years and has become synonymous with eventing, thanks to their wide range of products to fuel and maintain every level of event horse.

Michael Bacon, Saracen Horse Feeds Sales and Marketing Director; “Saracen Horse Feeds are very pleased to confirm our support of the British Eventing Young Riders and renew our sponsorship for 2020. The British Eventing Young Rider Programme and Championship are a great way to support young riders with serious aspirations for the sport, and 2019 was no exception with the Young Rider Team delivering Gold at the Europeans in Maarsbergen. It was a great privilege to support the riders throughout the training and selection phase of the programme, which then continued through to the Championships.  Feeding the Future is as important to the horse as it is the rider, we are delighted to continue to support the next generation and look forward to seeing what 2020 brings.”

The Young Rider Programme aims to identify talented athletes and their horses and provides training opportunities for the education of riders, horses and their connections. Supported by Saracen Horse Feeds, the formal Young Rider trials at selected venues will give riders a chance to demonstrate their potential in competition in preparation for selection of the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider European Squad.

Whilst the European Championships represent the pinnacle of the sport for Young Riders, many combinations will aim for the Saracen Horse Feeds National Under 21 Championships at Houghton International Horse Trials to help aid their selection for the team. The Norfolk event has been proudly sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds since 2017 and, alongside the National Championships, hosts the UK leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI4*- L classes.

Find more information on the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider Programme HERE.