Plaidcast 280: Derek Braun & Ali Nilforushan by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 280 Derek Braun Ali Nilforushan


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Piper and Michael Tokaruk are joined by Derek Braun and Ali Nilforushan to talk about changing the way horse shows are produced in the United States. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


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  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Michael Tokaruk
  • Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services, Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk. THIS places their policies with the highest rated and most secure carriers, meticulously selected for reliability and prompt claims settlement. THIS is proud of their worldwide reputation for responsive and courteous service, and welcomes the opportunity to discuss your equine insurance needs and provide you with a quote.
  • Photo Credit: Winslow Photography, LLC
  • Guest: Derek Braun, Derek Braun is the Founder and President of Split Rock Jumping Tour, which started at Derek‚Äôs farm in 2015. Drawing on Derek’s experiences in Europe, the shows focus on elevating the show jumping sport with hospitality and an attention to detail that is unrivaled. The Split Rock Jumping Tour is a truly entertaining sporting event that has revolutionized the way competitors, sponsors, and spectators benefit from an international Show Jumping event in the United States. By providing every level of spectator, competitor, and sponsor with a specifically tailored experience, the Tour has shown that this sport can fill a unique void that other sports lack.
  • Guest: Ali Nilforushan, Ali Nilforushan is an Iranian Olympic show jumping athlete and the Owner and Manager of Nilforushan Equisport Events, in Temecula, California. Nilforushan Equisport Events is a horse show management company devoted to its mission to produce world-class events that will enhance the West Coast equestrian scene and help to make California a top show jumping destination. Exhibitors can expect great sport, a series of prize money classes and affordable showing options at every event thanks to the inventive style of the Nilforushan management team.
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