Wellington, FL - March 2, 2015 - Each year, top riders from around the world gather at the Winter Equestrian Festival during thee CSIO competition held Week 8. On Sunday, March 1, Mexico's Nicolas Pizarro was presented with the Kate Nash Boone Style Award during the $150,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix. The award is presented to the international equestrian who exemplifies best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure while competing in the CSIO at WEF during Nations Cup Week.
The leading rider for the Mexican Show Jumping team, Pizarro is well known on the circuit for producing top horses and being a supportive teammate. "For me this award is really an honor," smiled Pizarro. "I have had a great season here in Wellington. I really like to be a nice teammate. I try to give the best that I have in a positive way and be friendly to everybody."
The award is presented in memory of Kate Nash Boone, to honor the memory of Kate's support and love of "all things equestrian." Michael Meller of E2 Showjumpers awarded the trophy to Pizarro for Boone's friends and family.
"It is very exciting to present this award to Nick," said Meller. "He truly exemplifies good sportsmanship and is always happy to help riders and offer a smile. It is so important to have athletes like him in the industry that our young riders can look up to. He understands the importance of giving back to the community and I know Kate would be proud to see his name on her trophy."
As the season continue, Meller and E2 Showjumpers continue to support the industry by sponsoring awards at Live Oak International in Ocala, FL, as well as the Dublin Horse Show in Ireland. Founded by the Gallagher Family and Meller, E2 Showjumpers produces some of the world's top young show jumping mounts.