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The Las Vegas National Makes a Big Jump in NARG Top 25 - Show named 12th on elite list of best events on the continent

San Juan Capistrano. CA - February 26, 2016 - The Las Vegas National Horse Show, produced by Blenheim EquiSports, made a significant jump in the North American Riders Group's (NARG) annual Top 25 Horse Show report this year. Named among traditional indoor events such as the National Horse Show and the Washington International Horse Show, The Las Vegas National moved from twenty-third in 2014 to the twelfth spot in 2015. That advance in rank makes The Las Vegas National the most improved show on the list.

NARG evaluated forty-five top events in North America through a numerical scoring system that focuses on the footing, stabling, course design, ceremony, prize money and overall competitor experience as well as the audience experience from promotion to performance.

As one of fourteen shows in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, The Las Vegas National upped their game in 2015 with higher prize money, a new riders' lounge, a large video screen, more special awards and contests, a press conference and an increased audience. This along with great footing, courses, and world-class competitors such as Kent Farrington, Audrey Coulter, Peter Lutz, Rich Fellers, Richard Spooner, Will Simpson, Margie Engle, Matt Williams, Lucy Davis and more, made a lasting impression.

Kent Farrington and Gazelle (McCool Photography)

"Blenheim EquiSports feels privileged to have The Las Vegas National Horse Show chosen by the FEI as one of the seven West Coast shows in the new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League," said Melissa Brandes, VP of Marketing. "And to be further recognized by the North American Riders Group is an honor. Our team worked tirelessly to put this event together and we look forward to doing so again this year. We hope all of you join us!"

Peter Lutz, winner of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping
Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage (McCool Photography)

The Las Vegas National stands apart for another key reason, as stated in the NARG Top 25 report. "No other event offers hotel rooms with a closed circuit feed of the show, dining, spa, bowling, movies, gambling, an equestrian facility with permanent stalls, and an option to order room service at the barn, all under one roof. A unique facility like the South Point Equestrian Arena can only be found in Las Vegas."

The South Point Arena stands filled to catch the action (Photo: Alex Rheinheimer)

Want More Vegas? Show this Spring...
Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to announce the new Las Vegas Spring Classic coming this May. Also at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, this inaugural event gives more equestrians the opportunity to enjoy that unique 'only in Vegas' horse show.

Stay tuned for more details on the Las Vegas Spring Classic, prize list online soon. Ride on the turf, enjoy the surf, sun, dining, and shopping... Blenheim EquiSports is The Place To Be in 2016!


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