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Horsepower Signs On For 2019 Aquis Champions Tour
Australia’s richest and most-awarded showjumping event the Aquis Champions Tour is pleased to announce it has secured Horsepower Feeds and Supplements as sponsor for its marquee Gold Tour event.
With preparations for the 2019 event (26 April to 5 May) now in full swing the addition of Horsepower as a major sponsor of the Gold Tour will ensure this year’s event is the biggest and best yet.
The elite equestrian event is held at the prestigious Elysian Fields at Canungra and attracts more than 400 of Australia’s best showjumpers who will compete for more than $340,000 in prizemoney over 10 days. The 2018 event recently secured its third successive award as Equestrian Queensland’s Event of the Year.
This year’s competition culminates on Sunday May 5 with the $130,000 Horsepower Gold Tour Final.
Horsepower Marketing Manager and former Equestrian Australia Jumping Chef d’Equipe and current national selector Stephen Lamb said the company was proud to once again being part of the Aquis Champions Tour and sponsoring the Gold Tour.
“As the Gold Tour sponsor we look forward to seeing the best horses and riders in the land compete for the richest showjumping prize pool in Australia,” he said. “The showjumping community has been a strong supporter of Horsepower and this is one way we can give a little back.”
“We are delighted to be working with the Aquis team as part of this prestigious event,” he said.
The event will be held at Gold Coast’s premier polo and showjumping facility – Elysian Fields.
Spread over almost 500 acres of prime pristine rural land at Canungra on the Gold Coast hinterland Elysian Fields features polo fields, show jumping facilities and acres of riding and relaxation country, plus luxury accommodation.
The facility, which has previously hosted a concert by Elton John, is the home of the biggest prize money show jumping competitions ever held in Queensland and the location for the highest level of polo tournaments ever played in Queensland.
Dates: 26 April to 5 May.
Where: Elysian Fields, 3042 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Canungra
What: Food Truck village, Trade village, showjumping, entertainment and events
Cost: Free admission for spectators
2019 Event Updates
Planning is now in full swing for the 2019 event with a number of enhancements planned to ensure we continue to grow the event.
The Aquis Champions Tour will be returning to Elysian Fields in 2019 and takes place from Friday 26 April to Sunday May 5.
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Aquis Champions Tour Accolade
We are very pleased to announce that in just our third year, the Aquis Champions Tour has been nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Queensland Sport Event of the Year alongside other high profile events such as Ashes Test Cricket, Brisbane International Tennis and the Commonwealth Games.
Over the last 24 years the Queensland Sport Awards have grown into one of the State’s most prestigious awards and we are extremely proud to be the only participation and amateur event nominated, a remarkable achievement for an event that is just three years old.
In 2017, hometown hero Jeff Horn’s ‘Battle of Brisbane’ WBO Welterweight Title Fight took home the award and the 2018 winner will be announced at a black-tie event in Brisbane on Wednesday 28 November.
The Aquis Champions Tour is now an integral part of the Showjumping calendar in Australia and has grown into the biggest event of its kind in the country.