Las Vegas has been awarded the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Finals and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. Las Vegas has hosted the FEI World Cup Finals five times—in 2000 and 2003 when it staged the Jumping Finals, and in 2005, 2007 and 2009, when the Jumping and Dressage Finals were combined.
“We are delighted that the FEI World Cup Finals in both Jumping and Dressage will be returning to Las Vegas in 2015, giving our sport and our title sponsors Longines and Reem Acra further global exposure on this fabulous American stage”, said FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos. “It will be good to be back in Las Vegas after a six-year gap and we are looking forward to really top class sport in this fabulous venue.”
Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, expressed his delight at the FEI Bureau decision to allocate the 2015 Finals to Las Vegas. “We are honored to be the host of the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals,” he said. “Las Vegas last hosted the show jumping and dressage Finals in 2009, so we are extremely excited to once again showcase our destination to equestrian fans from the U.S. and around the world. We look forward to working with the FEI to create a memorable event and a venue for the top riders in the world.”
The event will be staged at the Thomas & Mack Center. The event had originally been awarded to Guadalajara, Mexico, but FEI withdrew the rights in January after Guadalajara failed to meet certain contractual requirements of the bid.