Temecula, Calif. – May 7, 2019 – Following the success of its Temecula Valley National Premier at Galway Downs in mid-April, Nilforushan Equisport Events is excited to announce the date and entertainment for the festive exhibitor party that will precede the second week of the series, the Temecula Valley National Horse Show I, which runs from May 15 – 19. The evening of Tuesday, May 14, join Nilforushan Equisport Events in the Carriage House at Galway Downs for the weekly exhibitor party, which will feature lively entertainment from dueling pianos Sarah Hester Ross and Shawn Grindle, as well as the dance talents of Kenji Igus and Chris Rutledge.
Don’t forget that the party is TUESDAY, the evening before the show starts, and not Wednesday!
Nilforushan Equisport Events is dedicated to offering West Coast competitors high-quality competition in hunter, jumper, and equitation rings, in addition to lively entertainment to enhance the overall horse show experience.The exhibitor parties are welcome to all competitors and offer a memorable way to commence another week of showing and foster camaraderie with fellow exhibitors. The night will include a delicious catered dinner accompanied by creative cocktails from Galway Spirits.
This year, the attendees of the second weekly exhibitor party will be entranced by a variety of lively, unique performers that includes dueling pianos and dancers. Sarah Hester Ross, a world-traveling entertainer residing in Las Vegas, Ross, is known as “The Hilarious Redhead” and is famous for her talents as a musical comedian, solo piano player, and singer-songwriter. Ross also specializes in piano dueling and will face off against fellow pianist, Shawn Grindle, during the May 14 gathering. Originally from Pittsburgh and now residing in Los Angeles, Grindle has traveled and performed both nationally and internationally, and shares a talent for making music that he will exhibit during his piano battle against Ross.
The night will also feature dancer Kenji Igus, who will be loaning his talents from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as well as dancer Chris Rutledge. Igus, who specializes in tap dancing, has been dancing since the age of six and has accumulated a variety of accomplishments, including touring Africa with the legendary Jazz Tap Ensemble as a cultural ambassador representing the US Embassy. A trained dancer and choreographer, Rutledge is an expert in the dance styles of tap, jazz and ballet, and professionally specializes in TapDance and Body Percussion. Since beginning his career, Rutledge has co-choreographed and danced in shows at Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as received awards for “Hines/Pollack,” the show he created which features canvases painted by the foot of tap dancers. Generously contributing their talents, Igus and Rutledge will add an exclusive flair to the already impressive night planned for exhibitors.
Nilforushan Equisport Events is a horse show management company owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Ali and Francie Nilforushan. Their mission is to produce world-class events that will make California a top show jumping destination, as well as attract local residents to a number of entertainment experiences and world-class performances. Exhibitors can expect great sport, a first class VIP area and affordable showing options at every event thanks to the inventive style of the Nilforushan management team.
For more information, please visit www.jump-nee.com.