27 May 2014

SsangYong sponsored World Sheep Shearing Contest

SsangYong Motors Ireland were the official vehicle sponsors of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Contest which took place in Gorey over the weekend. VIP guests from all over the world were transported in the Korando Sports 4x4 while members of the media travelled in the Rexton W 4x4.

The organisers said they needed vehicles that were spacious enough to take the VIPs and their luggage to and from the event, and ‘reliable enough to combat the heavy weather’ so 4x4 vehicles were a must’.

Joe Harris, CEO SsangYong Motors Ireland said they were delighted to be chosen as official vehicle providers for the event. He said “The farming community is a perfect fit for our new range of 4x4s and it was a great chance to demonstrate the versatility of the vehicles.”

Around 32,000 visitors attended the Gorey event. Rowland Smith from New Zealand claimed the ultimate prize from this four-day event.

Pictured is Queen of the Wool, Elizabeth Earle; with Eoin Mulvihill, Head of Marketing & Communications, SsangYong Motors Ireland.