The CPHA Foundation's renowned WCE Medal Final is heading to Vegas this November! Blenheim EquiSports was officially awarded the opportunity to host the esteemed year-end event at the 2015 Las Vegas National Horse Show, November 10-15, 2015.
Indoor Excitement Vegas Style
Bringing this jumper-oriented medal final to the Las Vegas National Horse Show will allow the finalists to compete in an indoor setting alongside international show jumpers vying for valuable World Cup qualifying points. The 2015 WCE Medal Final winner will take home a new saddle, among other prizes.
At the Las Vegas National, competitors, trainers and their families can experience the only horse show in the nation where your hotel room is above the arena and stables, room service can be delivered to the barn, you can choose to eat at one of nine restaurants, go bowling, see a movie, even gamble, all under one roof.
A New Judging Dimension
A new dimension was added to the WCE Medal Final just last year, creating an interesting dynamic. While two judges scored the riders under the USEF equitation standards and rules, with some unique WCE scoring details, a third judge awarded 1-5 proficiency points for the rider's effectiveness as a show jumper. Similar to the Derby horses receiving bonus points for their handiness, these additional points add a new perspective that can effectively change the end result.
A Rich History
Originally the Barbara Worth Good Hands and Seat Medal, a class that crowned champions such as Mary Chapot, Susie Hutchison, Hap Hansen and Anne Kursinski, the WCE Medal evolved from a rich history. The CPHA Foundation-sponsored class now provides an opportunity for amateurs and juniors with both show jumping as well as equitation skills to compete over a 1.10m (3'7") jumper course, with natural obstacles.
Plan ahead for the WCE Medal Final and much more at the Las Vegas National Horse Show, November 10 - 15, 2015. For more information on the CPHA Foundation and the WCE Medal, visit cpha.org or contact Ruthie Frazier at (818) 955-9500.
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