Show jumpers from around the world will compete in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas for the $100,000 prize on Saturday Nov. 18
The Las Vegas National Horse Show (Nov. 14 – 19) brings one of the most prestigious equestrian events to Las Vegas with the feature evening, the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, taking place at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Interactive Mortgage, the horse show displays the incredible partnership between horse and rider as they make their way through the intricately planned course, working to jump each obstacle in the time allowed with no penalties. Those who make it to the next round will compete in the jump-off, a test of speed where the fastest horse and rider with the fewest penalties will gallop away with the win.
“The magic in this competition is seeing men and women compete equally, and the skill, accuracy and speed these athletes and their horses possess as they go through the course,” said Melissa Brandes of Blenheim EquiSports, producer of the Las Vegas National Horse Show. “We’re thrilled to be back in Las Vegas and at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which offers the premier facility for both athletes and their horses to compete in, and we’re excited to see which rider comes out on top.”
This year, riders will be competing to qualify for a spot in the upcoming Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals, which takes places in Paris in 2018. Notable competitors include veterans such as Great Britain’s Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher; French Olympian and European Championships gold medalist, Eric Navet; and up and coming international competitors,Jennifer Gates and Emily Moffitt.
Doors to Saturday night’s main event will open at 5 p.m., where guests will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of roaming performers, including clowns, jugglers, magicians, face painters and much more. To kick off the evening, attendees will enjoy a vibrant opening ceremony, complete with a colorful Parade of Nations and a performance by American Equestrians Got Talent, Ki-Juan Minors.
Tickets for the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 18 are available for $20 and can be purchased here. Children 10 years old and under will receive free admission. With the exception of Saturday night, competitions on Tuesday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 19 are free and open to the public.
For more information about The Las Vegas National Horse Show, visit the competitionwebsite. For more information about the South Point Arena and for a full list of upcoming events, visit the South Point 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 Longines 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 Paris, France from April 10-15, 2018.
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 South Point Hotel, Casino & 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.
For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and foursquare.