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Charles Owen Announces its Support of Dan Skelton Racing and Harry Skelton

Friday 25th July 2014

Since 1911 Charles Owen has prided itself on being a family business and the company is always delighted to support other businesses that put an emphasis on family. Charles Owen has worked with legendary show jumper Nick Skelton for several years now and is thrilled to welcome Dan Skelton Racing and Harry Skelton to the Charles Owen team.

Dan Skelton Racing was founded last year at Lodge Hill, set in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside and down the road from his father Nick's yard. From this state-of-the-art, purpose-built yard, Dan Skelton trains a string of top National Hunt horses.

Dan has worked with horses for his whole life and spent nine years as Assistant Trainer to Paul Nicholls, the eight time Champion Trainer. With this invaluable experience under his belt, has embarked on his own training career training 37 winners in his first year holding a licence.

Dan Skelton Racing aims to take a fresh approach to the racing experience for their owners, horses and sponsors. Lodge Hill is one of the finest facilities in the country and the team combines a wealth of expertise to offer a truly unique training environment.

The team at Dan Skelton Racing will be fitted with Charles Owen helmets and body protectors. Harry Skelton, Dan's brother, is the jockey for Lodge Hill and an intrinsic member of the team who has had over 100 winners as a professional Jockey. He has ridden Graded winners and is still the youngest Jockey to ever win the Irish Grand National. Harry dedicates his time and attention to the horses and is always working and schooling the horses in preparation for the racecourse.

"Charles Owen has truly enjoyed our long association with Nick Skelton, and I am so delighted to be able to extend our partnership to his sons Dan and Harry," said Charles Owen Managing Director, Roy Burek. "The racing industry is where Charles Owen got its start in the competitive equestrian world with the launch of the first Charles Owen jockey skull in 1938. This first jockey skull was won by the winner of the 1938 Grand National, and I am pleased that over 75 years later Charles Owen can keep its place in the racing world with our support of great jockeys and trainers."