Land Rover today announces their official vehicle sponsorship of the third annual Trump Invitational presented by Rolex on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL. Taking place at Donald Trump’s charming estate, the event brings together the best in equestrian show jumping to compete and fundraise for local charities. The competition will kick off the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL from January through March, 2015.
On site, the local Land Rover retailer, Land Rover Palm Beach, will display the 2015 model line-up for consumers to interact with and consequently learn more about the vehicles and the brand during the event. Vehicles on display will include the luxurious Range Rover, the new-generation Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Land Rover LR4.
The fourth-generation 2015 Range Rover debuted as the world's first luxury SUV with aluminum unibody construction for significantly improved strength, agility and improved fuel efficiency. The roomiest and most luxurious Range Rover ever, the model still retains the true dual-purpose spirit of the original, combining impeccable British craftsmanship and serene on-road comfort with the brand's renowned all-terrain capability. Developed alongside the new-generation Range Rover, the 2015 Range Rover Sport delivers exceptional on-road dynamics with genuine Land Rover all-terrain capability. The Range Rover Sport presents an assertive and muscular exterior, luxurious interior, and the practical flexibility provided by the option of 5+2 third row seating for occasional use. In addition, the Range Rover Evoque, which gained advanced new driveline technologies and driver assistance features for 2014, enters 2015 with enhancements and the Land Rover LR4 has refined the all-terrain capability for the 2015 model year.
“Land Rover North America has supported the equestrian world for the past five years and we are excited to be involved on a local level with this prestigious event,” says Matt Adkins, General Manager of Land Rover Palm Beach.” To have the opportunity to showcase our latest Land Rover vehicles alongside top equestrian athletes is a great honor.”
The $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, produced by Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP), will showcase some of the world's top riders in an FEI world ranking competition. Once again, this year’s event, will benefit the 2015 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC), which has raised more than $6.2 million dollars over the last five years for over 100 Palm Beach County charities.
“We are excited to have Land Rover join us as the Official Vehicle Sponsor at the Trump Invitational, presented by Rolex,” said Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP). “Their support of equestrian sport over the past five years has been phenomenal, and we believe their vehicles are the perfect fit for this event. I know that all of the vehicles will be a fantastic addition to the spectacular setting of The Mar-a-Lago Club.”
The Trump Invitational, the only equestrian event to be held on Palm Beach Island is hosted at the Mar-a-Lago Club, the former Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate, one of the most magnificent mansions in the world, and is a designated U.S. National Landmark. Invited guests will enjoy a red carpet welcome reception at the pool and VIP hospitality ringside where they will watch the action. Horse and rider combinations will vie for the $125,000 prize money on the back lawn of the famed Estate adjacent to the intercoastal waterway.
Photo Credit: Producer of the Trump Invitational, Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP), with wife Katherine Bellissimo, Principle of ESP, and their daughter Paige Bellissimo, Chairwoman of the Trump Invitational, with the 2014 Range rover. The 2015 Trump Invitational will take place on Sunday, January 4 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL.