March 2020 - High Standards, Low Cost

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New development hunter/jumper show encourages affordable advancement in the sport.

Already known for its inventive management style, Nilforushan Equisport Events (NEE) is living up to its reputation with the addition of a new, unrated show weekend to its popular spring series. Taking place April 9-11, the Nilforushan Equisport Events Developmental Series will combine the feeling of competing at an A-rated horse show with the cost of competing at a local competition.

 


This unrated show will be held at the beautiful Galway Downs facility, the same that hosts the organization’s four-week Temecula Valley National Horse Show, to allow exhibitors to take advantage of a premier space and experience for an affordable flat fee. NEE’s four-week National series begins April 15-19, followed by three consecutive weeks May 13-31.

 

“The goal of this new Developmental Series is to allow equestrians to develop young horses, gain experience in the ring or simply to have fun without spending a huge amount to do so. We want this sport to be accessible to everyone. Nobody should have to save money for months or years to be able to afford a worthwhile horse show experience,” commented Ali Nilforushan, co-founder of Nilforushan Equisport Events.

The Grand Prix Ring offers a myriad of branding opportunities. Photo: Elaine Wessel / Phelps Media Group

“With our new Developmental Series, we are aiming to create an exciting event for exhibitors to compete in a beautiful location with nearly all of the benefits of an A-rated show for the price of a local, unrated horse show. The focus will be enjoyment and friendly competition, while those riders who make a living in the industry can also take advantage of the low price to help bring along a younger horse.”

As an organization committed to inclusion and enhancement of the equestrian sport, Nilforushan Equisport Events wants to change the perception that only the wealthy can afford to compete in order to allow everyone in the industry the opportunity to ride at a quality event. The Developmental Series will provide a chance for exhibitors seeking a more cost-effective option to gain experience in the ring, while also catering to local equestrians who are not chasing points or qualification standards.

One flat rate will encompass stall and class fees in addition to breakfast and lunch each day, helping to alleviate the financial burden that has come to be associated with horse shows in the United States.

In 2019, the Audi VIP Tent featured cars in the space as well as exclusive branding rights. Photo: Phelps Media Group

Similar to its four-week Temecula Valley National Horse Show circuit, the Development Series will offer world-class footing, jump tracks designed by top course designers and ample amenities for exhibitors. The beautiful and sprawling Galway Downs will host the competition, offering a perfect backdrop for photos and helping to turn many equestrians’ dream scenarios into a reality.

For riders with non-equestrian family and friends, ample entertainment experiences will be offered in addition to food and drink options to keep them comfortable and interested in the day’s activities. Staying true to its mission to broaden the appeal of equestrian sports to the public, Nilforushan Equisport Events will also invite the community to attend the entertainment that will be held during the horse show. Working towards an overall goal to provide riders, trainers, parents, exhibitors and guests with an outlet to experience a top-notch horse show at a reasonable price, Nilforushan Equisport Events is hoping to add a new gem to the Southern California equestrian calendar.

Article provided by NEE. For more information, visit www.jump-nee.com.