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Las Vegas National Horse Show at South Point Arena

6 November 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The 12th annual Las Vegas National Horse Show returns to the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa's Arena and Equestrian Center, Tuesday, 13 November through Sunday, 18 November 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, 17 November 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, 17 November are on sale now and can be purchased here for $20 per person, children 10 years old and under are free. Admission is free for classes that run from Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, 18 November, beginning at 7:30 a.m., including the competition events Wednesday through Friday evening.

For more information about The Las Vegas National Horse Show, visit the competition website. For more information about the South Point Arena and for a full list of upcoming events, visit the South Point website.

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