Save the Date: Saturday, November 14th - FEI World Cup™ Show Jumping at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa's Equestrian Arena
Las Vegas, NV -
With a full schedule that includes a prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ North American League leg, The Las Vegas National Horse Show will also host two Speed Classics, two Winning Round Classics, the West Coast Equestrian (WCE) Medal Finals, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame West Coast Championships and the NAL Finals from November 10-15, 2015.
The Las Vegas National Horse Show is one of only 14 events, seven on the West Coast and seven on the East Coast, in the Longines FEI World Cup™ North American League. As the final event of the West Coast 2015 qualifying season, Saturday, November 14th is the last chance to see this level of show jumping live and in Las Vegas.
Show Jumping Vegas Style
Saturday evening's Opening Ceremonies will begin with a colorful Parade of Nations and an introduction to the riders competing in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage. Ceremonies continue with Playing by Air, an engaging, energetic and inspirational entertainment group that will dazzle spectators, followed by the national anthem with the Honor Guard and singer Johanna Jones of Brigham Young University.
Next, thirty select riders will compete for Longines FEI World Cup™ points over a course designed by the internationally renowned Olaf Petersen, Jr. And to finish a fine evening of equine entertainment, attendees are invited to visit the autograph table after the victory gallop, where riders from around the world will be available to meet fans.
"After months of planning and preparing, we are excited to welcome riders, owners, trainers and a host of spectators to the South Point," said Blenheim EquiSports VP of Marketing, Melissa Brandes. "It's a great way to end a fantastic year!"
The South Point Equestrian Arena will be dressed in Longines splendor, offer exclusive shopping and welcome a host of world-class equestrians. Bring the kids - all children 10 and under are free. The entertainment begins at 7:30pm, purchase your tickets now
Guess Who Is Coming to Vegas...
A decorated group of riders and their mounts are coming to compete. Each one on the list below has successfully represented the United States on Nations Cup Teams as well as individually. To name a few attending:
• Top-ten world ranked rider and World Equestrian Games Team Bronze Medalist Kent Farrington
• FEI World Cup™ Finals Champion and Olympian Rich Fellers
• Olympian and Pan American Team Silver Medalist Margie Engle
• Three-time winner of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and Nations Cup Gold Medalist Richard Spooner
• Member of two winning Nations Cup Teams in 2015 Candice King
• Olympic Gold Medalist and winner of 9 grand prix on the 2015 HITS Desert Circuit Will Simpson
• Global Champions Tour winner and World Equestrian Games Team Bronze Medalist Lucy Davis
• Pan American Individual Gold Medalist Christine McCrea
• Member of winning Nations Cup Team in 2015 Kirsten Coe
Rich Fellers and Flexible
International show jumpers attending include the young and talented Belgian rider Jos Verlooy
, Matt Williams
representing Australia, Frenchman Eric Navet
and Eduardo Menezes
Up-and-coming show jumping stars will also shine in Vegas, including Audrey Coulter
, Karl Cook
and Hannah Selleck
Hannah Selleck and Barla
"After the FEI Longines World Cup™ Finals in April, we look forward to bringing world-class show jumping back to Las Vegas again this year," said Blenheim EquiSports President Robert Ridland.
Whether a fan of great sport, a great time or both, a November Vegas adventure awaits you. Click here to purchase your tickets to a Saturday of exciting entertainment.
The world-class equestrians and equines mentioned above, as well as a host of other talented riders, will be competing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from November 11-14, 2015. Classes include the Winning Round Welcome class, the Markel Insurance Grand Prix Series Final, and two Speed Classics. Amateur and junior riders will also be vying for top prizes in the West Coast Equestrian Medal Finals as well as the SJHF and the NAL Finals. Admission is free to all events, with the exception of Saturday evening's highlight event, the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas.
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ABOUT THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
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Photos by McCool
The North American League began in August of this year across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Las Vegas National Horse Show is one of only 14 events chosen, and this is the only leg of this prestigious tour that will be hosted in this city.
Notably, eleven of the events chosen for the leagues, including the Las Vegas National Horse Show, were featured in the North American Riders Group Top 25 rankings.
The North American League boasts a minimum of US $2.4 million prize money across the series, and offers the best Jumping athletes from North America and around the world the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 million (€1.3 million) on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.
A total of 14 athletes from the new North American league will qualify for next year's prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place in Gothenburg (SWE) from March 23-28, 2016. The top seven athletes from the East Coast U.S., top three from West Coast U.S., and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year's Final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.
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