Date: May 2018


Following its successful partnership in 2017, SsangYong Motor UK has extended its sponsorship of the Blenheim Palace Horse Trials for a further five years.

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials takes place in Oxfordshire from 13-16 September 2018 and is one of the highlights of the equestrian year.  With the stunning backdrop of Blenheim Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it has one of the most beautiful settings of any sporting event in the country.

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SsangYong brand ambassador Pippa Funnell
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Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “We are delighted to become title sponsor of SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials for the second year running and, moreover, to extend our contract until 2023.  This agreement underlines our commitment to the trials and our growing relationship with the Blenheim Palace Horse Trials team, which we are very much looking forward to developing for many years to come.”

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials has become an integral part of SsangYong’s marketing activities and the brand’s biggest single sponsorship investment. Complementing the firm’s focus on 4x4 vehicles and SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles), the horse trials presents a perfect platform for the all-new SsangYong Musso pick-up truck, which goes on sale in the UK this summer.

Mandy Hervieu, event director of the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, said: “As organisers, having the support of a company like SsangYong allows us to make investments and improvements to the event for the benefit of all of those involved, which we hugely appreciate, while working with brands who are committed to our sport and have inspirational targets is just a bonus!”

As well as the sporting action, the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials features excellent, carefully selected, shopping opportunities.  There is a full and varied programme in the attractions arena every day, superb children’s entertainment and great food, ranging from locally produced outlets to a range of dining packages.

Visit to book tickets and for further information.

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Made in Korea
SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor, which is 73 per cent owned by the Indian engineering conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, and imported into the UK by SsangYong Motor UK.  Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.  There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with new locations being added to the network all the time.

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