Fiber Fresh helps to develop a world-class equestrian centre in Taupo

Fiber Fresh helps to develop a world-class equestrian centre in Taupo

Image: From left to right; Ian Pryor (GM – Equine Division, Fiber Fresh Feeds); Wallace (Wallie) Niederer (NECT Committee Convener); and Michael Bell (Managing Director, Fiber Fresh Feeds).

Fiber Fresh Feeds Limited (in receivership, administrators appointed) is partnering with the National Equestrian Centre Taupo (NECT) as a major sponsor to help develop their facility into a world-class equine performance centre.

The sponsorship took effect on Friday 1 April, from which date the NECT is now known as the Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre, Taupo.

NECT Committee Convener Wallace (Wallie) Niederer says the Fiber Fresh sponsorship will help the NECT take a huge leap forward towards achieving their goal of providing the world-class competition and training that is needed to prepare New Zealand riders to confidently compete overseas.

Situated 8kms northeast of Taupo on 73 hectares of land, the NECT caters for all equestrian disciplines with a broad range of facilities including three all-weather arenas, four polocrosse fields and a cross country course with 250 obstacles. Each year the Centre hosts 120 days of local, national and international equestrian events involving an estimated 5000 horses and 20,000 competitors and spectators. A further 100 days per year are used to host other activities such as squad development and training.

Wallie says, “Our aim is to raise the standard of Equestrian sports in New Zealand by exposing people to the type of competition they will face at Olympic and World Games level. We are delighted to have such a well-known and respected company as our major sponsor. Many of the people who use our facilities use Fiber Fresh products so the sponsorship will be a win win for everyone.”

Fiber Fresh Feeds is a world leading supplier of advanced fibre nutrition for horses. In 2009 researchers at LWT Animal Nutrition and Massey University confi rmed that the HNF Fiber® contained in Fiber Fresh feeds is a superior form of forage fibre with considerably more digestible energy than dry chaffed fi bre feeds. HNF Fiber® also helps improve horse hydration and enhances the digestion of their hard feed.

Ian Pryor, Fiber Fresh Feed’s General Manager – Equine Division, says Fiber Fresh is committed to optimising the health and performance of horses through their advanced high energy fibre feeds.

The close proximity of Reporoa-based Fiber Fresh Feeds to the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo has also made the sponsorship a logical partnership for both parties.

Ian says, “Our Company is a large investor in grass roots equestrian sports. Sponsoring the NECT will enable us to support the whole spectrum of equestrian disciplines, from beginner right through to the elite level. We are very excited to be involved in the development of such a key nurturing ground of equestrian sport in New Zealand and look forward to helping riders progress at all levels and seeing an increasing number of them competing at international level.”

Fiber Fresh is also the major sponsor of Team Massey and the Woodhill Sands National Eventing series and plans to continue and develop their support in these areas.

For more information please contact:

Ian Pryor
Fiber Fresh Feeds
General Manager – Equine Division
Ph: 021 741 376
Email Ian

Wallie Niederer
NECT Committee Convener
Ph: 027 493 0652
Email Wallie