New York, NY – September 17, 2014 – The Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, announces that some of the nation’s top Under 25 riders will compete in Trump Rink on Thursday, September 18, in the $20,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). It will follow Thursday night’s feature event, the $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, which is broadcast live on NBC Sports Network. The CPHS runs September 18-21, 2014, in New York City’s iconic Central Park.

PwC is also instrumental in bringing the Young People’s Chorus of New York City to the Central Park Horse Show, where they will sing the opening national anthem before the start of Thursday night’s competition.

“We are very excited to have PwC as the sponsor of the Under 25 Grand Prix,” said Mark Bellissimo. “Their support helped us to further raise the profile of the younger generation of riders. We also appreciate their efforts in bringing the Young People’s Chorus to sing at the Central Park Horse Show. It will be a fantastic way to kick off the event!”

“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring a competition that features the rising stars in the equestrian sport,” noted Brendan Dougher, managing partner of PwC’s New York market. “PwC is committed to supporting our youth in all aspects of their lives to help build well-rounded leaders of tomorrow.”

Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of top international show jumpers at Central Park Horse Show. Following the international grand prix, these young riders will rise to the occasion in the atmosphere of Central Park and continue a great night of equestrian sport.

Riders for the $20,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by PwC include:
Taylor Alexander
Nicole Bellissimo
Monica Carrera
Alexandra Crown
Lucy Deslauriers
Samantha Kasowitz
Hilary McNerney
Gabriela Mershad
Karen Polle
Victoria Press
Brittni Raflowitz
Sydney Shulman
Adrienne Sternlicht
Katherine Strauss

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Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. A pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.


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