Dutta Corp. in Major Expansion of Sponsorship of 3 US Dressage National Championships, Provide Travel to Europe for Horses

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Tim Dutta. Courtesy Susan Dutta.

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

The Dutta Corp., the leading shipper of show horses between the United States and Europe, has undertaken a major expanion of support for American dressage as presenting sponsor of the Festival of Champions and title sponsor of both the Grand Prix and Intermediate 1 national Championships.

Dutta Corp., which was also named by the U.S. Equestrian Federation the Official Shipper for the U.S. Dressage Team, will also provide roundtrip travel to Europe for two dressage horses for both 2013 and 2014 competition years.

The company, based in North Salem, New York, will also be title sponsor of the national Ranking Lists for Grand Prix and Intermediate 1.

Dutta is also supporting U.S.Eventing team by providing shipment of some horses to Europe as well as the national eventing championships.

Dutta Corp. had been a sponsor along with Performance Sales International of Germany of the U.S. Developing Horse Championships for five years.

Since its founding 25 years ago, the company that is headed up by Tim Dutta and staffed entirely by horse people has shipped American dressage, eventing, jumping team horses for the Pan American Games, World Championships, World Cups, Olympic Games and European tours as well as polo ponies. Dutta is also a sponsor at Florida’s Winter Equestrian Festival and numerous equestrian events throughout the United States. The company shipped 4,905 horses in 2012, its biggest year ever, for dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping and polo.

“The Dutta Corporation is delighted to support this sport that I love very much,” Tim said. “My family enjoys equestrian sport and is invested in its progress. I look forward to the journey through the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy and beyond.”

His wife, Susan, is an international dressage rider and a U.S. team member and their 11-year-old son, Tim, rides jumpers and plays polo.

“I’m a firm believer in USA dressage,” Tim, 47, told dressage-news.com, “I have a passion and a love for the sport and I’m grateful I can do this to support our nation.

“We cannot be sleeping and waiting for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to come along, we have to be competing with the best in Europe to be prepared for Rio. That’s why we wanted to provide the means for horses to get to and from Europe in addition to supporting the national championships at the top levels.

“I truly believe dressage is in Europe and you cannot hide from the best. You have to fight with the best in the sport, organization, training and management. Our top horses and riders need to go eat and breathe the best dressage in the world and make the United States a winner of Olympic and World Games medals again.”

In addition to transatlantic flights, Dutta Corp. has significantly expanded its business throughout Latin America since the Pan Ams in Rio in 2007 and Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011.

Most recently, Tim worked with Hollow Creek Farm of Aiken, South Carolina, and Equestrian Sport Productions that organizes shows at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center to bring dozens of horses from nine Latin American countries to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington for the first ever Nations Cups for Children, Juniors and Young Riders outside Europe.

The USEF High Performance Dressage Committee will select the horses for travel to Europe.