USHJA Signs another Powerhouse Company for the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby Series

June 12, 2008

LEXINGTON, KY - (June 12, 2008) - Charles Owen & Co. has signed on as the first of two Major Sponsors of the 2008/2009 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Charles Owen & Co. joins the USHJA International Hunter Derby Title Sponsor, ASG Software Solutions, Presenting sponsor, Dietrich Insurance and Featuring sponsor, and Walsh Harness & Saddlery. "The USHJA prides itself on continuous improvement, education and member satisfaction. In order to achieve these goals we strive to enter into relationships with companies that support our vision. Charles Owen & Co. supports our vision with their focus on quality, customer service and commitment to our sport," stated William Moroney, president of USHJA.

"The horse world has always been valued for its balance of tradition with innovation. Great horsemanship needs no embellishment to astound & inspire and is greatly enhanced by the beauty of nature. We commend George Morris's initiative to create this series that will show horsemanship as it should be. Charles Owen has always strived to innovate whilst still remaining true to traditional values. We are thrilled that we can be associated with such a movement," stated Roy Burek, president and CEO of Charles Owen & Co.

Charles Owen has been making helmets in England since 1911. Their equestrian safety products range from safety reins to safety vests and result from both accident and laboratory research. Charles Owen helps set the standard for safety products and produce helmets that meet three international safety standards & are certified by three international testing bodies. Their state of the art factory in Britain handcrafts products that combine their passion for quality with their love of tradition.

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Series was created to bring show hunters to the international level, to increase spectator, media and sponsorship interest and to bring tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters. Click here for more information on the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the 2008/2009 schedule.

For more information please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at or 859-225-6967.

Contact: Whitney Allen

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