Sponsorships

For over 50 years CU Phosco® Lighting have been providing sports lighting solutions for recreational and prestigious sports facilities throughout the world. Henceforth CU Phosco® Lighting are committed to sponsoring up and coming talent in the sporting world.
 

British Dressage Eastern Region Para Team

British Dressage Eastern Region sent its first Para Team to the sixth BD Para Home International competition. It was at Vale View Equestrian centre near Melton Mowbray over the weekend of 3-5th June 2016.  The team consisted of 4 disabled riders, and their excellent trainers and helpers.  One of them is Jason Marques, a grandson of the company’s founder. He is profoundly deaf and has Cerebral Palsy.  The riders performed twice over the weekend. Their percentages were added up to make the team score.  The team came 2nd against 8 other teams from all over the UK.  As a result, our Chairman and Managing Director are pleased to sponsor the team.  Katharine Perry, the Regional Development Officer, said “British Dressage Eastern Region is delighted to be teaming up with CU Phosco® to further the training and success of Para riders in the region.  Through British Dressage, there is a growing number of talented and determined riders who do not let their disabilities stand in the way of riding and training their horses to compete in dressage competitions.  The backing of CU Phosco® will enable our riders to have more training, help with travel costs and entry fees and generally work towards their individual and team goals.“
Click HERE to read about the weekend.

Maria Verdeille - Athlete

"I am a T35 athlete competing in the 100m final on 11th April 2018 at the Gold Coast, Australia. In short, My classification T35 means that I am a Cerebral palsy athlete which means that Athletes in this classification are typically affected in all four limbs but more so in the legs than the arms. In addition to our running gait is moderate to severely impacted, with stride length typically shortened.

"Outside of athletics, I am in my second year of studying Photography at the University of West London."

We wish Maria every success in the Commonwealth Games this year!
 

Eva Hayley - Showjumper

Evie and her pony Merlin have had a very busy and succsessful 2016 so far. After having numerous wins across the Country they have qualified for the National Championship in both the Stepping Stones Class and The National Bronze League Championship in which she currently sitting in 5th place nationally in the 128cm section.

Rebecca Blewett - Archer

Rebecca started Archery in 2002 at the age of seven.  In 2011 she was invited to join the GB Development Squad and was part of this until 2015 when she turned twenty.  In 2013 she was selected to represent Great Britain under 21's. While studying at Nottingham in 2014, amongst many other achievements, she won the 2014 University Indoor Championships.  Unfortunately, during the GB selection in 2015 she suffered an injury which ruled out most of the year but improved enough at the end of the Season to attain her 2016 selection scores and improve her GB ranking.  A podium finish at the last National Series event together with selection scores has gained her a place to represent Great Britain at the World University Championships to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

In February she won 3rd place at this year's University Indoor Championship.

Broadwell Amateurs FC, Forest of Dean

CU Lighting have cemented their relationship with the Forest of Dean by the sponsorship of Broadwell AFC based near CU Lighting's manufacturing plant in Broadwell, Coleford. The company have purchased the first team squad black Puma tracksuits which will be worn to all home and away competitive matches. Broadwell AFC's club badge features on the front of the tracksuit top, with CU Lighting in large white lettering on the back.

Leah Marshall - Carriage Driving

Sixteen yer old Leah Marshall from Ware, Hertfordshire has been driving carriage ponies since she was seven.  As a British Driving Society member she competes in Charity, Pleasure Drives, Camp Training and National Affiliated Showing.  Her main objective is to be champion at two major BDS shows - The Annual Show at Smiths Lawn and the other being The National Championships, Addington. Leah has been Reserve Champion at both of these shows in the past. 

Most notable results for Leah in 2016 are Junior Champion at the Concours International d'Attelage de Tradition with Stapleford March driven to a vehicle built in 1890 and 15-17 years Junior Osborne Champion with Noddy Vyse Show Girl driven to a modern vehicle.

Both of Leah's ponies are of the Hackney breed and she enjoys driving them as they are full of character and expression.  The Hackney breed is now registered with the Rare Breeds Society.

Leah and Stapleford March have recently been awarded 'The Hackney Horse Society Performance Award' in recognition of their performance achievements during the 2016 season.

Leah and Stapleford March won their Junior 15-17 years class at The British Driving Society Annual Show 2017, going on to win the overall Junior Championship and receive her sash from HRH The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

 

Danielle Johns

Danielle competes in British Show Jumping competitions with her 3 horses.

She has produced them all from the start and has found this very rewarding.

Dolly Darco (Dolphin) – Was bought as an unbroken 3 year old from the Brendon Stud at Pyecombe and have competed successfully up to 1.25m classes. (She is now rising 9)

Lourdes (Lordie) – Was also bought her as an unbroken 3 year old from Charlotte Foreman. They’ve competed successfully up to Newcomers and are just starting to move up to jumping 1.20m classes. At the end of last year we qualified for 2 x championships classes for the Blue Chip Winter Championships held at Hartpury Collage. (Qualifying for the Discovery + Newcomer finals) Lordie came 3rd in the Discovery Final in last year. She was only 5 years old!

She have recently start riding Brendon Studs 5 year old mare Little Lady Don (Munchie) and is looking forward to their first show together in the next couple of weeks.