Land Rover North America today announces their involvement in The Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse. Land Rover will be the sponsor of the New York team for Friday night's September 19th feature event, the "NYC vs The World" pro-am speed challenge presented by Donald J. Trump. The CPHS runs September 18-21, 2014, in New York City's Trump Rink in Central Park.
"NYC vs. The World" pro-am speed class will be an exciting event pitting teams of riders against each other. One team rider will go as fast as they can over a faults-converted speed course to set a time that the rider from the other team will try to beat. The fastest time between those two wins a point for their team. The team with the most points will win the inaugural "NYC vs the World" speed title at the Central Park Horse Show, while the top eight individuals of the entire class will share $50,000 in prize money.
The NYC team will be sponsored by Land Rover and captained by Georgina Bloomberg, with fellow New York teammates:
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Led by U.S. Number One rider Kent Farrington, The World team, sponsored by Suncast® Corporation consists of:
"Land Rover has a long established connection with the equestrian community. Sponsoring the New York City team as they compete in one of the world’s most iconic venues is a natural fit for us,” said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. “We are proud to be part of this inaugural event and enthusiastically support the Central Park Horse Show.”
Mark Bellissimo, CEO, International Equestrian Group, commented, "This is going to be a very memorable event as captain Georgina Bloomberg and her New York Team will take on the world's number three ranked rider Kent Farrington and his 'World' team. I want to thank Donald Trump for his fantastic support of this event."
In addition to being a sponsor, Land Rover will have a 2014 Range Rover model on display for consumers to interact with and learn more about the vehicle and the brand during the events. As the fourth generation of the Range Rover line, the 2014 model is the world’s first SUV with an all-aluminum unibody structure. The 2014 Range Rover has replaced the previous naturally aspirated V-8 engine with a new supercharged V-6. Combined with the all-aluminum construction that reduces the vehicle weight by 700 lbs from the previous model for significantly improved strength, performance, agility and fuel efficiency. Advanced chassis technologies include the next-generation of the optional Terrain Response® 2 system1, designed to analyze road conditions and automatically select the most effective vehicle settings for the 4WD, stability and traction control and other parameters.