Temecula, Calif. – Mar. 14, 2018 – Nilforushan Equisport Events is thrilled to add to its upcoming spring Temecula Valley National Horse Show series by slashing class fees for competitors riding young horses and off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs). Already poised as a revolutionary Southern California horse show destination, the Temecula Valley three-week circuit will offer more opportunities than any other competition for young and untested horses to gain experience, and for riders from any financial background to partake in the equestrian sport. Exhibitors can also save funds by taking advantage of the tri-level stall options that will be unveiled to offer increased financial savings and a customizable horse show experience.
“For many years there was a Thoroughbred on the podium in just about every Olympic Games, and I know they are still out there and they can be had for nothing. My goal is to provide a show atmosphere for the kids who are not from a financial background where they can buy whatever horse they want,” said Ali Nilforushan, co-owner of Nilforushan Equisport Events. “I hope that we can cultivate this new way of thinking of going to get a Thoroughbred, training it and bringing it through the ranks. This gives the horses a second career and gives our kids who can’t keep up with some of the rest a chance to show and compete.”
Helping race-retired Thoroughbreds and young horses is a cause near to the hearts of Nilforushan and his wife Francie, the duo behind the upcoming horse show series. Sharing the same ideals of bringing more opportunity to both horses and riders, Oakmont Ranch, a major player in Thoroughbred rehabilitation and training in Southern California, joined the Nilforushans in their endeavor, partnering with the horse show management to bring OTTB and young horse divisions to the show sans class fees. By offering competitive opportunities at a reduced cost, younger horses will have a chance to gain valuable experience in a show ring, while ensuring that owners and riders don’t have to break the bank in doing so.
“For years, Oakmont Ranch has been rehabilitating and training Thoroughbreds, some of which return to the racetrack and some of which find a new career in the hunter/jumper world. We have developed our own program for retraining OTTBs geared toward amateur riders, and immediately recognized the opportunity that the Nilforushans’ show series brought to these horses and their riders,” said Gary Broad, owner of Oakmont Ranch. “We feel it is so important to foster the Thoroughbred industry, and hope that by reducing show fees more of these young horses will have a chance to get in the ring.”
As if a lack of class fees is not enough, Nilforushan Equisport Events is also eager to unveil three stall options. Offering varying degrees of stalls ranging from permanent to tent stalls at price points of $400, $300 and $200, the management team hopes that hobby riders and those without the need for elite accommodations will benefit from lesser expenses.
Nilforushan Equisport Events is a top producer of destination horse shows, with the 2018 events being held at the historic Galway Downs in Southern California. The three-week Temecula Valley National Horse Show circuit will take place in April, May and early June, and the management team is eager to welcome competitors and fans to their one-of-a-kind horse show experience. Riders, owners, grooms, sponsors, and trainers can expect great sport, a first class VIP area, and plenty of entertainment, along with affordable horse showing options.
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