November 8, 2017 – The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W kicks off in less than a week, from November 14th-19th, at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center. The show, once again among the fourteen chosen for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, is proud to welcome an outstanding list of new and returning Premier Sponsors.
New to the sponsor lineup this year, Master Surfaces presents the first FEI class of the show, the $35,000 FEI 1.45m Blenheim Welcome Jumper Classic, on Wednesday, November 14th, at 3:00pm. The Master Surfaces team is dedicated to bringing the best possible sports surfaces to horse people throughout the world, and their U.S. staff has over 70 years of combined experience in the equestrian field.
Also on Wednesday, the fourth annual Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix Series Final, offering $51,800 in prize money, will commence at 7:30pm. This year Tina Yates comes in as the leader, will that give her the edge for the win? With over 50 years of expertise in insuring horses and horse businesses, Markel is firmly committed to the horse industry, and dedicated to delivering customer service that sets Markel apart from their competitors.
Secchiari, also a new sponsor this year, will present the second FEI class of the show, the $15,000 FEI 1.35m South Point Jumper Stake, on Thursday, at 3:00pm. Secchiari, the official boot company of The Las Vegas National and available exclusively at Solea Equestrian, is a family business of handmade Italian riding boots, established in 1950, and is well-known across the world for their classic design, attention to detail, and performance.
Starting at 7:00pm, Walter Oil & Gas Corporation will present the $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas National Welcome Jumper Speed Classic, the qualifying class for Saturday’s $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. Along with their participation at The Las Vegas National, Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, a family-owned firm, has been an active sponsor of charitable events during the Blenheim season.
The $25,000 Interactive Mortgage U25 Developing Rider Series Final starts the action at 5:00pm on Friday evening, showcasing some of the best young show jumping talent in the sport. Launched in 2015, Interactive Mortgage finances new home purchases as well as refinances homeowners’ current loans to help improve their financial position. The company’s goal is to bring an interactive experience to the consumer, which the consumer controls, rather than having a salesperson sell them on a particular product.
Equithrive, joining the stable of new sponsors at the show, will present the $40,000 FEI 1.35m Las Vegas National Speed Stake at 6:30pm on Friday. Equithrive® Joint is clinically proven to support soundness and a healthy inflammatory response in performance horses. Recommended by veterinarians, it is also compliant with FEI and USEF regulations.
Park Place Foundation returns again this year, presenting the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic at noon on Saturday. Park Place Foundation was formed to promote and embrace a healthy lifestyle for children and teens, and strives to make changes in how addiction and mental illness are perceived and treated, through education, increased awareness and sharing personal stories.
M. Michael Meller returns to present the Style of Riding Award. Each year, this award is presented to the international equestrian who displays an exemplary style of riding as well as sportsmanlike composure from within the FEI Jumping Division. Previous winners at other Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping events include Alison Robitaille, Mavis Spencer, Conor Swail, Charlie Jacobs, and last year’s Las Vegas National winner, Eric Navet.
Longines, the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, returns to add elegance and expertise to the South Point Equestrian Arena as the title sponsor of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage. Along with their sponsorship, the Swiss watch manufacturer also brings data handling services to the sport of show jumping. Whether onsite or online, oversized screens, scoreboards, as well as branded broadcast graphics, are seen around the world.
From the beautiful blue Longines horse in the foyer to the gorgeous timepieces on display in The VIP Club, Longines brings its signature red carpet elegance and unmistakable cachet to The Las Vegas National once again this year.
Thanks to all of our Premier sponsors who come together to generously support great sport, and to make this event possible. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas!