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New and Returning Sponsors Add Sparkle to The Las Vegas National Horse Show, CSI4*-W
Las Vegas, NV - Taking its place among the fourteen chosen venues in the second season of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, The Las Vegas National Horse Show, coming to the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center from November 15th-20th, 2016, is proud to welcome an outstanding list of prominent sponsors. Featuring the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, the CSI4*-W event offers five additional FEI classes and the new M. Michael Meller Style Award.


FEI SHOW JUMPING HIGHLIGHTS:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 3:00pm - $35,000 FEI 1.45m Blenheim Welcome Jumper Classic*, presented by E2 Show Jumpers and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 3:00pm - $15,000 FEI 1.35m South Point Jumper Stake, presented by iJump Sports

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 7:00pm - $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas National Welcome Jumper Classic*, presented by Park Place Foundation

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 7:00pm - $40,000 FEI 1.35m Las Vegas National Speed Stake, presented by Walter Oil & Gas Corporation

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 12:00pm - $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic*, presented by E2 Stables & H5 Stables

SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 7:30pm - $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas*, presented by Interactive Mortgage

NEW IN 2016: M. MICHAEL MELLER STYLE AWARD PERPETUAL TROPHY

*Longines FEI World Ranking Points Awarded


Longines Returns to Las Vegas
As the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, the title sponsor of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas returns to add elegance and expertise to the South Point Equestrian Arena. Along with their sponsorship, the Swiss watch manufacturer also brings data handling services to the sport of show jumping. Whether onsite or online, oversized screens, scoreboards, as well as branded broadcast graphics, are seen around the world.

From the beautiful blue Longines horse in the foyer to the gorgeous timepieces on display in the Taylor Harris Club, Longines brings its signature red carpet elegance and unmistakable cachet to The Las Vegas National once again this year. See the dazzling beauty of their timepieces at longines.com.


Presenting Interactive Mortgage
For the second year, Interactive Mortgage presents the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. The Saturday evening event sparkles with spectacular show jumping as well as entertainment including a parade of nations and opening ceremonies, to an autograph signing session and "5 Minutes with Show Jumping Stars" Contest.

From young horses in the Interactive Mortgage Futurity Series just wrapping up its fourth year, to young riders in the Interactive Mortgage U25 Series, including an exciting new final offering $25,000 in prize money at The Las Vegas National, Gregg and Evette DeLong of Interactive Mortgage have created numerous opportunities for young athletes to progress. With $67,500 in total prize money during the Blenheim season, the twenty-five riders who qualify will compete for $25,000 in the Interactive Mortgage U25 Series Final at The Las Vegas National, the end of the season championship show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Interactive Mortgage, a new company launched in 2015, finances new home purchases as well as refinancing a homeowner's current loan to help improve their financial position. Their goal is to bring an interactive experience to the consumer, which the consumer controls, rather than having a salesperson sell them on a particular product. With Interactive Mortgage, the consumer is allowed to be the deciding factor. Learn more at interactivemortgage.com.


M. Michael Meller Style Award Perpetual Trophy
The M. Michael Meller Style Award will be presented to the rider who has displayed an exemplary style of riding and sportsmanlike conduct throughout the FEI division. Judging commences with the FEI Veterinary Inspection on Wednesday, Nov. 15th. Voting will be conducted by a panel appointed by M. Michael Meller, including, but not limited to, the official Las Vegas National Horse Show stewards, paddock masters, office staff, M. Michael Meller, and the staff of Blenheim EquiSports. The recipient will be announced and awarded the trophy and sash on Saturday evening before the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, begins.


Park Place Foundation Welcomes FEI Exhibitors
On Thursday evening, Park Place Foundation, also a returning sponsor, presents the $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas National Welcome Jumper Classic, the qualifying class for Saturday's World Cup class.

Based in Southern California, Park Place Foundation was formed to promote and embrace a healthy lifestyle for children and teens as they embark into their journey toward adulthood. It strives to make changes in how society perceives and treats addiction and mental illness through education, increased awareness and sharing the personal stories of peers. Learn more at parkplacefoundation.com.


First FEI Class at The Las Vegas National presented by...
On Wednesday afternoon, E2 Show Jumpers and Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses present the $35,000 FEI 1.45m Blenheim Welcome Jumper Classic.

Founded by Katherine Gallagher and M. Michael Meller in partnership with Ireland's Dan Walsh, E2 Show Jumpers searches for talented young warmbloods of proven bloodlines and focuses on developing these young horses to be top competitors in the arena. With locations in Europe as well as Florida and Massachusetts, the reach of E2 Show Jumpers is global. Gallagher/Meller Sport Horses support American rider Peter Lutz and his top horses in North America. Robin De Ponthual and Lutz topped the 2015 $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. In 2016, after a top 20 finish at the FEI Show Jumping World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden, the pair continued their success with a win in the $375,000 CP Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows. More details can be found at e2showjumpers.com..


New Sponsor Presents Winning Round
Formally established in January 2014 by longtime colleagues and friends Eduardo Menezes and Enrique Gonzales, E2 Stables focuses on global sport horse sales and developing successful horse and rider partnerships for national and international level competition. Representing Brazil, Menezes spent the summer in Europe and finished his tour as an Olympian in his home country. Both are vying for World Cup points with intention of competing in Omaha at the 2017 FEI Longines World Cup Show Jumping Final.

H5 Stables is privately owned by the Hank family, avid equestrians and supporters of horse sport. The Hank family is proud to present their new facility in Wellington, where they will be based during the winter circuit, and together with E2 Stables, will offer a select group of horses for sale. E2 Stables and H5 Stables will present the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic on Saturday at noon. See more about Menezes and Gonzalez at e2stables.com.


Speed Stake presented by Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
The Las Vegas National is pleased to have Walter Oil & Gas Corporation present the exciting $40,000 FEI 1.35m Las Vegas National Speed Stake on Friday evening. Along with their participation at The Las Vegas National, Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, a family-owned firm, has been an active sponsor of charitable events during the Blenheim season. More at walteroil.com.


iJump Sports
iJump Sports, with its iJump Sports Business Journal, is dedicated to the businesses and individuals that make up the world of show jumping. Combining years of experience throughout the iJump staff brings knowledge of the sport, personal understanding of the needs of professionals and businesses, artistic design for projects and valuable connections to people in the sport.

iJump Sports will be on site as a media sponsor, presenting the $15,000 FEI 1.35m South Point Jumper Stake on Thursday afternoon. Learn more at ijumpsports.com.


As Helen Keller said and Blenheim EquiSports embraces, "Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much." These sponsors coming together to generously support great sport is key to presenting an excellent event.


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ABOUT THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
The North American League is one among sixteen taking part in the highly successful and global FEI World Cup™ Jumping series, which has been in existence since 1978. This season includes 115 qualifiers in 43 countries, leading to the star-studded Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Omaha, Nebraska from March 29 - April 2, 2017.

A minimum of $2.4 million prize money is up for grabs across the North American League series and the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than $1.4 million on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American League will qualify for the Final, alongside the winners of the 15 others leagues around the world. The Las Vegas National was one of only seven shows on the West Coast chosen to be part of this prestigious league. More at feiworldcup.org.






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