By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media
ShowPlus®, the first of its kind horse and rider benefit service has been announced as the title sponsor for next generation support program, ShowPlus® Futures.
The innovative “Next Generation” program has been created to help launch the careers of show jumping’s future stars. Building a network of like-minded brands and individuals, involving them fully in every aspect of the riders’ journey while offering a host of wider unrivaled benefits, the ShowPlus® Futures program is designed as a partnership in the truest sense of the word.
“ShowPlus®’ vision is a show environment where every rider can have the peace of mind that they and their horse can obtain necessary care in the event of an accident or injury when competing,” said Sariah Hopkins, CEO of ShowPlus®. “Our mission is focused on the welfare of the equine athlete and their riders. The young equestrians selected for the ShowPlus® Futures program are each exceptional examples of horse ownership, providing high quality care, demonstrating a close bond with their horse, and competing with first class sportsmanship. They exemplify the standard of welfare that ShowPlus® stands for, and we are thrilled to be a part of this development program for the future stars of our beloved sport.”
The current riders in the US-based program are leading young professionals Brian Moggre, Lillie Keenan and Lucas Porter, who in-spite of their youth, have all already excelled on the international stage.
“While our years as young riders in the sport were formed with learning how to manage success in the ring, the ShowPlus® Futures Program gives us a head start for all other elements that are crucial for us as professional athletes,” said ShowPlus® Futures cohort member, Lillie Keenan “By aligning with major global partners as we continue our journeys through the sport, the program enables us to develop in our roles as not only brand ambassadors, but also as role models for the future generations.”
As show jumping sport continues to broaden its reaches, investment in the next generation is crucial to its ongoing growth and success.
“We’re incredibly proud to have the ShowPlus® team on board, who share our values and philosophies of investing in the next generation of talent, which will ultimately be taking us all into the future” commented Co-Founder and CEO of Enso Equestrian, Joel Birks. “With these riders starting to hit their own stride as it relates to their careers, building a purpose driven partnership was crucial to the athletes and ourselves as we further develop the program, which is exactly what we’ve found in ShowPlus®.”
Find out more about ShowPlus® at www.showplus.com.
To learn more about the ShowPlus® Futures program, contact the team at Enso Equestrian here.