KASK Helmets and Parlanti USA Sponsor Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association

February 18, 2016 - Wellington, Florida

KASK Helmets and Parlanti USA have signed on with the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) as official sponsors through the 2018 season, as well as two of the newest supporters of the 2016 IHSA National Championship taking place May 5-8 in the Alltech Arena of Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park.

“We're very proud to have their support,” said IHSA vice president and U.S. Military Academy (West Point) equestrian team coach, Peter Cashman. “These are terrific products that will make our college riders who qualify for Nationals feel like the champions they are.”

Both KASK and Parlanti recently established North American Headquarters in Wellington, FL, with a specific dedication to supporting up-and-coming riders and young professionals in horse sport. In addition to creating sponsorship relationships with individual riders, KASK and Parlanti will now support the more than 9,000 intercollegiate riders competing across the U.S.

Thanks to participation from KASK and Parlanti, the sponsorship will award more than 100 KASK Helmets among Regional Champion High Point USEF Cacchione Cup riders, USHJA/IHSA Sportsmanship Award recipients, Zone Champions, and IHSA National Finalists. Parlanti tall boots will be awarded at the IHSA National Finals – one for each class – as well as one pair for the USEF Cacchione Cup champion and a pair for the High Score USEF Cacchione Cup Over Fences champion, plus half-chaps for each Zone Champion. Also, nearly 100 additional items from the KASK and Parlanti product lines will be awarded at IHSA Zone Championships.

“It is a goal of both KASK and Parlanti to help grow equestrian sport from a grassroots level and we feel there is no better way to accomplish that than to support the riders of the IHSA,” said Gianluca Caron, North American Brand Manager for both KASK and Parlanti USA. “We are very proud to be involved in IHSA shows from qualifying events to the National Finals, but we are most excited about encouraging the professional riders and trainers of the future.”

IHSA provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in equestrian competition, and is currently made up of 412 teams nationwide. It was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her riding ability or financial status.

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About KASK
KASK's mission is to maintain a perfect balance between technological excellence, functionality, safety, and attractive design in its products. KASK is constantly researching and looking for ways to further improve the quality of its helmets. Now among the top brands in sports and outdoors, KASK is committed to maintaining the highest standards in safety helmet production in order to ensure quality and protection for the most demanding customers.

Beyond the sheer quality of the materials and the unique elegance of KASK design, KASK safety helmets for outdoor sports grant athletes the priceless freedom of knowing that they are protected. KASK's perfectly ergonomic helmets, produced entirely in Italy, were developed to fit the needs of world's top athletes, and therefore ensure the wearer of unparalleled comfort even in the most rigorous of circumstances. Visit KASK online at www.kask.it.

About Parlanti
From model design to the finishing process, every product from Parlanti Roma follows the highest work standards with an unquestionable prerogative of meticulous craftsmanship. Made to measure riding boots are created using the finest manufacturing methods and feature a perfect combination of tradition and research, enabling Parlanti Roma to combine ancient craftsmanship with continuous style evolution.

The recognizable features in every product showcases the passion of Parlanti Roma, making it one of the most sought-after apparel companies in the equestrian industry. Over 30 years of experience have been dedicated to making made to measure riding boots unique in their genre. The greatest satisfaction of all is dressing the best riders in the world. To view Parlanti online, visit www.parlanti.com.