Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas Preview

The popular Las Vegas National Horse Show will play host to the final U.S.-based West Coast qualifier for the North American League, and show jumpers will be hoping to get lucky and snag late-season points as they set their sights on the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in the spring.

Richard Spooner (pictured with his now-retired long-time partner Cristallo) is one of the elite riders slated to compete in Saturday’s $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas. Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA

A star-studded list of horses and riders are heading to the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center to try their luck at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, November 13–18, 2018.

Among the many talented athletes is the current Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American East Coast Sub-League Leader Molly Ashe Cawley, Olympic gold medalist Will Simpson, 2017 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Vegas winner Richard Spooner and Karl Cook, who looks to return to Gothenburg for another Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals. He finished 11th there in 2013.

Nayel Nassar and Lordan competing in the 2016 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA

Fresh off a victory in last weekend’s World Cup qualifier at Thermal is Nayel Nassar (a U.S.-based rider who competes for Egypt) and his longtime partner Lordan. The pair are slated to take a crack at this weekend’s World Cup class. 

See also: Nassar and Lordan Repeat Longines Victory in Thermal

Joining these four top contenders are a host of other talented riders, which include up-and-coming stars Kristen Vanderveen, Carly Anthony, Jennifer Gates and Shawn Casady. You don’t want to miss this chance to see them shine on Saturday, November 17th, in the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas, presented by Walter Oil & Gas Corporation.

Last World Cup Qualifier on West Coast

Saturday’s World Cup class will be the final NAL qualifier on the West Coast of the United States. Two more qualifiers will take place in Mexico early next year, as will the last two qualifiers for the East Coast contingent. This means riders only have a few events left to earn valuable points to qualify for a trip to the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg next spring. Learn more about the World Cup Final qualifying process

See also: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League Calendar of Events 2018/19

Saturday’s main event provides plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

How to Watch

Doors open at 5:00pm PT on Saturday with entertainment on the concourse of the arena, including a magician, caricature artist, juggler, photo booth, shopping and not-to-be-missed show jumping.

The $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas kicks off at 7:30pm. 

If you’d like to attend the show and watch all the action live and in person, you can purchase tickets for Saturday night’s class

Fans can also watch the class on the live streaming through FEITV, a subscription-based site. 

Also, be sure to keep up with the latest news and results on the Las Vegas National Horse Show’s Facebook page

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