The Inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas Return to South Point Arena and Equestrian Center – Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 18
The 12th annual Las Vegas National Horse Show returns to the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 18 offering Olympic-level jumpers and the nation’s top hunters the opportunity to compete for highest honors. As one of 14 qualifying events in North America, The Las Vegas National Horse Show is a part of the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League. The Las Vegas National Horse Show’s feature event, the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas, presented by Walter Oil & Gas, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Riders will not only seek to gain the glory of a win, but to accrue valuable points towards earning an invitation to the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2019.
The week will feature 40 World Cup class jumpers competing alongside over 600 of the top horses and riders from around the world. Guests will enjoy acclaimed riders such as Richard Spooner, the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Las Vegas champion alongside top riders like Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson, as well as rising equestrian star, Jennifer Gates. The week showcases the devoted connection between horse and rider as they display their elite athleticism working in tandem 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 purse and the win.
Doors to Saturday night’s main event will open at 5 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the arena concourse, brimming with fun for families. The concourse will offer a photo booth, caricature artist, magician, face painter, juggler and opportunities to shop for western themed and equestrian gifts. The main event will begin with beautiful ceremonies including a Parade of Nations, a Presentation of Champions, and conclude with the crown jewel of the evening, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifying competition. Ticketholders will also be able to meet their favorite riders at an exclusive autograph signing.
Additionally, for the first time in event history, the AON/USHJA National Championships will be held throughout the weekend featuring classes in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions for all ages and levels. In addition to the competition, the Championships will offer educational opportunities for exhibitors and attendees with industry professionals like Sharon Classen, PT, ATC, CERP, known for having provided both equine and human physical therapy at the World Equestrian Games. Classen will lead an informational session on equine and human sports medicine, other classes will focus on topics like equine vital signs, hoof care, sports psychology, and equestrian judging.
Tickets for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ on Saturday, Nov.17 are on sale now and can be purchasedfor $20 per person, children 10 years old and under are free. Admission is free for classes that run from Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m., including the competition events Wednesday through Friday evening.
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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 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 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 Jumping World Cup™ Final.
A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for next year’s prestigious Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, which will take place in Göteborg, Sweden, from April 3-7, 2019.
The 2018-2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League competition began in August, and spans 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 the prestigious tour that will be hosted in Las Vegas.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 Jumping World Cup™ North American League event, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more. More at.
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.
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