Arena UK and Melton Mowbray Market today announced a partnership to provide Elite Horse and Pony Sales in the heart of England.
The partnership begins with Sales at the British Show Jumping Show on Thursday 19 July and a dedicated Horse & Pony sale on Sunday 12 August 2018.
Arena UK provides the UK's largest indoor and all-weather arenas, making it the perfect place to show horses for sale.Melton Mowbray Market has been selling horses for most of its 1,000 year history and its general sales are recognised as the best of their type in the country.
Teresa Stratford, General Manager of Arena UK said:
"We are delighted to forge a partnership with Melton Mowbray Market to bring elite horse and pony sales to the East Midlands where the equestrian community can buy and sell animals with complete confidence and we look forward to a long and successful business relationship."
Tim Webster, Market Manager & Head of Horse Sales at Melton Mowbray Market said:
"Melton Mowbray and its surrounding area is prime horse country and hitherto, customers have had to travel West or to Ireland to buy or sell their animals.With this partnership we bring our selling expertise together with Arena UK's premier facilities to deliver a premium experience in the heart of England for the benefit of our customers and their horses."
Joss Williams, International Horse Jumper and Equine Agent, said:
"The combination of Melton Mowbray Market's auction expertise with Arena UK's superb facilities, will provide a fantastic venue for us as both buyers and sellers.I look forward to these and many more sales."
These two sales represent the first stage of the partnership between the two firms and further sales are anticipated.
About Arena UK
Our championship equestrian show ground is the UK's largest equine showground and is situated in Lincolnshire. Arena UK offers unrivalled equestrian facilities boasting Europe's largest outdoor all-weather surface arena, coupled with a magnificent indoor arena, warm-up area, covered collecting ring, ring-side restaurant, dedicated hospitality areas and our new Pavilion with large viewing gallery. With extensive hospitality facilities, meeting rooms and conference facilities, our prime choice location in the heart of England is your first choice for your corporate, events and equine needs.
About Melton Mowbray Market
Melton Mowbray Market, operated by Gillstream Markets Ltd, is the largest town centre Livestock Market in the country and has been in existence for 1,000 years, predating the Domesday Book. The main market has been held on a Tuesday since at least 1324 when it was granted a charter by King Edward II.As well as the regular livestock market, it holds 18 well attended general horse sales a year.Melton Mowbray's horse traditions run deep with the Belvoir, Quorn and Cottesmore hunts all converging on it.It also hosts the Royal Army Veterinary Corps which is celebrating it 100th anniversary.
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