South Point Arena and Equestrian Center Welcomes Olympic Riders to
The Las Vegas National Horse Show
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19
South Point Arena and Equestrian Center welcomes back The Las Vegas National Horse Show Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 20, with the action-packed $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Horse jumping fans, and even the jumping novice, will be treated to an evening filled with exciting competition, live entertainment and more.
Kicking off the evening, guests will meet each rider as they are introduced to the cheering crowd in the colorful Parade of Nations. After, the audience will enjoy pre-show entertainment by the innovative and exciting Playing by Air, delighting fans with their incredible acrobatic talent inside the arena. Spectators will witness gorgeous horses jumping giant obstacles with immense talent and grace in the World Cup qualifying competition as riders navigate the challenging course. Those who jump without fault will compete in the jump-off, a test of speed where the fastest horse with the fewest faults will lead the victory gallop. Following the beautiful awards ceremony, fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite riders, Olympians and more during a special autograph signing.
“We’re thrilled to bring back the excitement of Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping to Las Vegas, and to the South Point Arena, to help expand our country’s love for this incredible sport,” said Melissa Brandes, Blenheim EquiSports vice president of marketing. Blenheim EquiSports, producer of the event, has played a major role in bringing the sport of show jumping to Las Vegas.
Guests will have the opportunity to witness a group of the world’s best show jumping competitors as they battle for the win and valuable World Cup qualifying points. Competitors include Brazilian Olympian Eduardo Menezes, as well as American Olympians Rich Fellers and Will Simpson. Additional riders slated to compete include Americans Peter Lutz, who won the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas in 2015; Jessica Springsteen; Georgina Bloomberg; Audrey Coulter; and Enrique Gonzalez of Mexico. Each of these riders has earned top victories in recent months leading up to this competition.
Tickets for Saturday’s event are available here for $20. Competitions on Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20 are free and open to the public.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point Arena website.
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.
ABOUT BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS
Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces events in three locations: San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas, NV. The events include USEF “Premier” and “National” rated hunter-jumper shows featuring multiple grand prix events, a Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League event, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more. More at showpark.com.
ABOUT SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO AND SPA
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.