The 2016 Las Vegas National: 4 Stars, 2 Rings, 1 Championship Horse Show…

Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual, winners of the 2015 $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage

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Your Las Vegas Adventure awaits! With the iconic Vegas Strip as a backdrop, enjoy events and amenities that are unique in the show jumping world. Beyond the world-class footing and permanent stalls, the South Point offers hotel rooms with a closed circuit feed of the show, dining, spa, bowling, movies, gambling, and even an option to order room service at the barn, all under one roof.

FOUR STARS, MORE FEI CLASSES & EXPANDED VIP

Now with a CSI4*-W rating, The Las Vegas National, featuring the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas on Saturday evening, will also offer an expanded FEI division. Look for more details on the updated schedule coming soon – follow The Las Vegas National Facebook page for the latest information, and sign up to receive email updates here.

The VIP amenities have also been enhanced this year. Introduced in 2015, the popular Riders Lounge will return, offering a comfortable, ringside spot to view the action. Each evening will bring VIP guests a unique tasting of local flavors in a relaxed and exclusive setting.
A CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – NEW AND RETURNING FINALS

Along with the CSI4*-W rating, The 2016 Las Vegas National is truly a championship show. In addition to the return of the featured Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas event, the highlights include the Markel Insurance 1.40 Grand Prix Series Final. With half of the qualifiers still to go, the purse for the Final is already over $42,000 and growing. New in 2016, the show also features the $25,000 Interactive Mortgage U25 Developing Rider Series Final. For equitation riders, the CPHA Foundation WCE Medal Finals return, and similar to previous years, the weekend will wrap up with now hotly-contested Finals for both the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and the North American League (NAL) for both hunters and jumpers.

A full slate of USEF “National” Hunter and “Level 6” Jumper classes, plus the USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services will also return as part of the six day, two ring schedule.

Winners of the 2015 Markel Grand Prix Series Final, Peter Petschenig and Saint Quentin.
Winners of the 2015 Markel Grand Prix Series Final, Peter Petschenig and Saint Quentin.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

A horse show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is one of a kind. In addition to the thrill of CSI4* competition, and other competitive finals at The Las Vegas National, the hotel features nine restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater and a 64-lane bowling center, as well as a spa and pool area, not to mention the casino. And for those who want more fun, the renowned Vegas Strip as well as access to miles of hiking trails are both a short drive away. A fantastic fall getaway for the whole family!

FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORS AND VENDORS

The Las Vegas National had a record attendance in 2015, and this year will be bigger and better than ever. Sponsorships of all levels are available. Contact Melissa Brandes for further information at (949) 234-1695 or [email protected].
The Vendor area has also been updated and expanded, presenting even more opportunities to reach exhibitors and spectators alike. For details, please contact Sarah Abdi at (949) 489-8825 or [email protected].

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of world-class competition on the West Coast. Put Vegas on your calendar – November 15-20, 2016.

The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 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 World Cup™ Jumping Final.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for next year’s prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, from March 27 – April 2, 2017. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year’s Final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.

The 2016 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League competition begins in August, across 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.

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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.