Winner Announced for Trip to Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas

November 5, 2015–Practical Horseman Magazine today announced the winner of its Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Las Vegas Travel Sweepstakes. Vanessa Smith of Muenster, Texas, was randomly drawn for the trip from among more than 3,496 sweepstakes entries. She will attend the Las Vegas National, including the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League qualifier on November 14.

Smith won a prize package that includes a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 12–15, round-trip airfare, three nights at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa and a VIP table at the Las Vegas National.

“We’re very excited for the weekend,” said Smith, who will be traveling from an Equine & Canine Acupressure course in Colorado right before the show while her husband will be coming from their residence in Florida.

“Congratulations to Vanessa on winning the grand prize,” said Sandra Oliynyk, editor of Practical Horseman. “We hope she enjoys her trip to Las Vegas, cheering on her favorite riders. We’re thrilled to have such exciting international show jumping competitions here in the U.S. and are pleased that the public gets to enjoy all the action here in the States.”

The Las Vegas National Horse Show is an important stop on the fall indoor show schedule. Produced by the Blenheim EquiSports Management Team, the show offers multiple highlight classes, including evenings filled with show jumping. Saturday’s feature event, the Las Vegas leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, will draw horses and riders from around the world to the tremendous indoor equestrian facility at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.

Practical Horseman has already launched a similar promotion for the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Wellington that will be held February 4–7, 2016. The grand prize trip for two includes airfare and hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, plus admission and a VIP Table for the Wellington Masters Horse Show. Enter online from November 1­–December 11 at

If you don’t want to miss out on any of the exclusive coverage of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, be sure to follow all of the action at, brought to you by Practical Horseman.


Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League
The new North American League was launched by Beezie Madden, the most decorated US female equestrian athlete of all time; American Gold Cup winner and FEI Solidarity Ambassador Jessica Springsteen; and Hannah Selleck, team and individual gold medalist at the Young Rider level and one of the sport’s up-and-coming stars. The full launch release is available here:

The 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.

About Longines
Longines, the FEI’s Top Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, has a long equestrian sports tradition

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
The FEI, which was founded in 1921. is the world governing body for horse sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para-sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving.

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