International Show Jumping Comes To Vegas

Monday, October 20, 2014
Posted by Blenheim EquiSports


Reed Kessler and Cylana. Photo by Spruce Media
Reed Kessler and Cylana. Photo by Spruce Media

Las Vegas, NV - October 20, 2014 - Less than a month away, the Las Vegas National Horse Show buzz is building.  With three thrilling evenings of world-class show jumping guaranteed to pack the house, the South Point Hotel and Casino is the spot to be from November 13th through 15th, 2014.
Reed Kessler and Cylana, photo by Spruce Media

Equestrians Coming to Vegas
A group of the world's best show jumpers and their mounts, including the youngest equestrian Olympian to date and Longines Rising Star Award Recipient, Reed Kessler; as well as FEI World Cup Finals and Olympian Rich Fellers; Global Champions Tour winner and World Equestrian Team Member Lucy Davis; the recent Los Angeles Masters Longines Grand Prix Winner Jos Verlooy; Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson; decorated show jumping veteran Susan Hutchison, the Coulter sisters, Saer and Audrey, as well as Charlie Jayne, will light up Las Vegas.

Back from many months in Europe working with the world-renowned German rider Marcus Ehning, Kessler is taking the East Coast by storm and will head West for her first ever Las Vegas National. Fellers and the indomitable Flexible head to Vegas fresh off a grand prix win at the September Sacramento International.

Rich Fellers and Flexible.Photo by Spruce Media
Rich Fellers and Flexible.Photo by Spruce Media

Also returning from a European tour with trainers Markus and Meredith Beerbaum, and now finishing up her degree at Stanford, Davis will take a break from her studies to compete.  And the young Belgian Jos Verlooy, who rides with Harrie Smolders, seeks to continue his American winning ways in Las Vegas.

Also working with Smolders, the Coulter sisters have picked up big wins from California to Wellington as well as abroad.  Ready to represent, Jayne traveled to Normandy as Reserve for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, which he has also done for the Olympic Games.  His consistent record includes a close second place at the inaugural Central Park Grand Prix in New York City in September.

With a World Cup qualifying Grand Prix on the schedule, this is just a taste of the international competitors vying for a chance to compete in the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping & Dressage Finals also in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Arena in April of 2015.

More Show Jumping Stars Who Will Light Up the South Point Equestrian Arena
Sean Crooks
Richard Spooner
Kirsten Coe
Hardin Towell
Joie Gatlin
Liubov Kochetova
Gabriella Salick
Lane Clarke
Vinton Karrasch
Jenni McAlister
Mandy Porter
Jennifer Gates
Karl Cook
Kristin Hardin
Bliss Heers
Francie Steinwedell-Carvin
Christian Heineking
Jenni McAllister
Michelle Rodal

Will Simpson shares a Gold Medal moment with a young fan. Photos by EqSol and Captured Moment Photo.
Will Simpson shares a Gold Medal moment with a young fan. Photos by EqSol and Captured Moment Photo.

Free Admission Each Evening
These riders, as well as a host of other talented show jumpers, will be competing in highlight events including the Markel Insurance Grand Prix Series Final, the FEI Welcome Jumper Classic, a Speed Classic, a Winning Round Classic and the World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, November 13-15, 2014. Admission is free.

Only in Vegas can you enjoy three thrilling evenings of show jumping while spending your days shopping, dining and your nights dancing, hitting the casinos, or just taking in the Strip and all its marvels.

Whether a fan of great sport or a great time or both, a November Vegas adventure awaits you.  With just a few weeks until the excitement commences, plan your getaway now.  See you at the South Point Hotel.Casino.Spa.

About the Las Vegas National
Produced by the Blenheim EquiSports Management Team, this one-of-a-kind competition is unique to Las Vegas.  Offering a schedule with several highlight classes, including an FEI World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix, it is an important stop on the fall indoor show schedule.  Several hundred horses come to spend the week in the tremendous indoor facility at the South Point Equestrian Arena.