Peter Lutz and Gallagher/Meller’s Robin De Ponthual.
Lexington, KY – Aug. 29, 2016 – E2 Show Jumpers proudly announces their support as a corporate sponsor for the 2016 CP National Horse Show, which will take place this fall at the Kentucky Horse Park from November 1-6.
Founded by Katherine Gallagher, Michael Meller and Dan Walsh, the mission of E2 Show Jumpers is to find and produce the world’s top, young show jumping sporthorses. Their large group of talented horses is based in Europe, with recent top placings at the Dublin International Horse Show.
“At E2 Show Jumpers, one of our core beliefs is giving back to the sport of show jumping and supporting outstanding events in our industry,” said Meller. “It is so important to us to support top-quality events around the world, with the National Horse Show being one of them. It is so important to support FEI events in the United States.”
In addition to their ownership of E2 Show Jumpers, Katherine Gallagher and Michael Meller founded Gallagher/Meller Sporthorses to support Peter Lutz and his top horses in North America. Robin De Ponthual scored the winning honors during the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. In 2016, after a top 20 finish at the FEI Show Jumping World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lutz and Robin de Ponthual continued their success with their biggest win to date: the $375,000 CP Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.
M. Michael Meller Style Award
In addition to his corporate sponsorship with E2 Show Jumpers, Meller will present the M. Michael Meller Style Award to the international equestrian who exemplifies the best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure. Previous winners at events in 2015 and 2016 include Andres Rodriguez, Michael Pender, Chloe Reid and Conor Swail.
Meller added, “The tradition of presenting the M. Michael Meller Style Award at elite events is a special way of recognizing the wonderfully talented riders that we have in our sport. It is very important to support those riders as they try and achieve success at the highest levels of show jumping.”
Highlight events during the 2016 CP National Horse Show include the 2016 ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the USEF Under 25 Championship and the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ Lexington CSI-W4*.
For more information about E2 Showjumpers, please visit e2showjumpers.com.
For more information about the National Horse Show, please visit www.nhs.org.