The FEI World Cup™ Finals return to Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015, marking the Finals' first time in the U.S. since 2009. The Thomas & Mack Center will host both the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final. This marks the sixth time that Las Vegas has had the honor of hosting one of the world's most prestigious equestrian events.
Tickets for both events are now on sale.
Spectators have a variety of ticketing options from which to choose. For either the jumping or dressage final, spectators may purchase an all-session balcony level ticket (priority seating) at $200 per person, an all-session plaza level ticket (priority seating) at $350 per person, or the VIP package, which includes one premier all-session seat, access to a private VIP hospitality area complete with deluxe food and beverage each day and VIP preferred parking, for $1,500 per person.
Combo packages are also available with seats for both jumping and dressage with discounted prices as follows: balcony level at $350, plaza level at $650, or the VIP package at $2,950.
"Las Vegas has proven to be an extremely successful host city for the FEI World Cup Finals," says Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. "We are just nine months away from hosting this premier event for the sixth time, and the anticipation has never been greater. We look forward to welcoming the world's top equestrians and fans from across the world to our city in April 2015."
All of the excitement will begin on Wednesday, April 15 with the warm-ups for both jumping and dressage. Actual competition begins on Thurs., April 16 with the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix at noon, followed by the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I at 7 pm. Competition continues the next day, Fri., April 17, with the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Freestyle Rehearsal at 7:30 am, the Las Vegas Dressage Showcase at noon and the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final II at 7 pm.
Sat., April 18 features the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final (Freestyle) at noon, followed by the Las Vegas Jumping Grand Prix at 7 pm. The competition concludes on Sun., April 19 with the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final III at noon.
Founded in 1979, the FEI World Cup Jumping Final is an annual international competition featuring the world's best show jumping horses and riders. In the 36 Finals held through 2014, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship nine times. Previous FEI World Cup Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992) and Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).
Started in 1986, the FEI World Cup Dressage Final showcases the world's best dressage horses and riders. The United States has won the championship twice - in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the United States in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009).
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas' hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events.
Press release provided by Las Vegas Events. For tickets or further information, visit www.WorldCupLasVegas.com.