Hopkins sponsor Hardington Mandeville Horse and Dog Show

This year Hopkins Concrete is excited to be main sponsors of the Hardington Mandeville Horse & Dog Show. Set amongst the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside, not far from Yeovil, the village is in prime horse riding and dog walking territory. It is no wonder then that so many locals get involved with the fantastic annual show and that it is a key date in the community calendar.
Operations Manager at Hopkins’ Bridgwater Plant, Nick Jean, whose sister-in-law is one of the event organisers, says: “I visited the show last year and thought it was a great way of getting the Somerset community together and celebrating our rural heritage. Both my daughters are keen horse riders and the sport is just as popular today as ever.”

The amateur event, which takes place on Saturday 18th July, is open to riders of all ages and abilities. There are various events throughout the day, with a selection of classes, including In Hand, Hunters, Show Jumping and the qualifiers for the South West Pony Association show.

As one of the event’s main sponsors, along with Boden Clothing and Dorset Vehicle Rentals, we will have our Hopkins boards up around the arena and visitors will be able to spot the events team dressed in dashing Hopkins-donated Hi-Viz waistcoats.

Nathan Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Concrete, says: “The team here at Hopkins Concrete is passionate about supporting community events and knows the importance of keeping initiatives like this going.”

With free entrance, the community show is a great day out for all the family. As well as the events in the main arena there will be tasty local food stalls and (of course) a bar serving a range of local real ales.

The Hopkins team will be out in force to support the entrants and to help raise money for the event’s nominated charity – Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.


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