Simpsons Subaru signs Barbury Horse Trials deal

Written by Peter Davison.

Penny Bunter riding Hillcrest Cody, Peter Jenkins and Nigel Bunter located at the water jump at the Barbury Castle EstatePenny Bunter riding Hillcrest Cody, Peter Jenkins and Nigel Bunter located at the water jump at the Barbury Castle EstateBarbury International Horse Trials, sponsored by The St James’s Place Wealth Management, has announced a new partnership with Simpsons Subaru.

The Highworth-based dealership will become official automotive partner of the horse trials, which take place from Thursday July 9 to Sunday July 12th.

The association will begin in 2015 and continue through to the event in 2016. Simpsons will display vehicles throughout the event, and lend its name to the second arena, as well as providing courtesy vehicles.

“We’re delighted to team up with Barbury,” commented dealer principal Peter Jenkins.

“Simpsons Subaru is a longstanding fixture in this area. We have many clients in the world of horses, and this extends our recent involvements in Point-to-Point racing at Barbury this spring. I anticipate seeing a great many of our customers over the four days, and the event officials will be able to experience the engineering superiority of Subaru’s current models with our range of courtesy cars.”

Nigel Bunter, owner of Barbury Castle Estate and chairman of the horse trials, added, “We’re delighted to welcome Simpsons Subaru to Barbury. The event goes from strength to strength, and we anticipate a substantial audience over the four days to see some top flight equestrianism.

“The range of Subaru models to assist the mobility of our officials around the cross country course is highly appropriate and a perfect brand placement opportunity amidst a very receptive audience. The addition of Simpsons Subaru to the family of commercial partners at Barbury is testament to its growing appeal for business as well as consumers enjoying a great day out.”

To celebrate Simpsons Subaru are offering the chance to test drive new Subaru Forester for free over the weekend of the Barbury International Horse Trials via an exclusive competition.

The prize includes use of a new Subaru Forester from Thursday, July 9 to Monday, July 13 and two entrance tickets to the event with VIP parking on either Saturday, July 11 or Sunday, July 12. To enter visit

Tickets to the Barbury International Horse Trials start from £12 per person per day booked in advance. Children under 12 years go free. For information and tickets visit or call 01672 516125