The 2015 Las Vegas National is Proud to be a Part of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League
San Juan Capistrano, CA
- Blenheim Equisports is pleased to announce that the 2015 Las Vegas National is one of fourteen elite events chosen to be a part of the recently launched Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.
Fabulous Females Launched the Series
The prestigious league was officially launched in Miami on March 17th by three top North American female athletes: Olympian Beezie Madden, currently ranked in the top ten of the Longines World Rankings, FEI Solidarity Ambassador Jessica Springsteen, and gifted young professional Hannah Selleck.
"Longines' motto is 'elegance is an attitude.' It's true of their core business but it also rings true for equestrian sport," Beezie Madden said. "Our sport is about elegance and the harmony we achieve with our horses is essential to success. Longines is the perfect partner for equestrian sport."
Hannah Selleck and Beezie Madden arrive in style for the launch of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ North American League at SPORTELAmerica in Miami. (FEI/Mark Serota/AP)
Fourteen North American Events, Fourteen North American Athletes
The new league will be a North American counterpart to the European League and China League, also sponsored by Longines. The Swiss watchmaker looks forward to supporting the further growth of Show Jumping across North America through this series. Composed of 14 shows, seven on the West Coast and seven on the East Coast, the league features a minimum of $2.4 million in prize money.
A total of 14 athletes from the new North American league will qualify for next year's prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final - the top seven athletes from the US East Coast, top three from US West Coast, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, alongside winners of 15 leagues from around the world. As one of the qualifying events, Blenheim EquiSports looks forward to a solid turnout of international riders in Las Vegas, November 10-15, 2015.
As the FEI's Official Top Partner, Timekeeper, and Watch of the FEI, Longines is recognized as a loyal and supportive partner of equestrian sport on a global scale.
The inclusion of Blenheim EquiSport's Las Vegas National in the prominent new league provides another great opportunity to draw North America's best athletes to a West Coast stage when they compete under the lights and sparkle of Las Vegas.
About the Las Vegas National
Produced by the Blenheim EquiSports Management Team, the event offers a schedule with several highlight classes, including a Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifying grand prix, making it an important stop on the fall indoor show schedule. Horses and riders from around the world come to spend the week in the tremendous indoor facility at the South Point Equestrian Arena.
One of the only events where accommodations, dining, entertainment, spa services, show arenas and stabling are all essentially under the same roof, the Las Vegas National stands alone and is recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group.