In 2007, Las Vegas, Nev., hosted the FEI World Cup Finals in both dressage and show jumping.
Beat Mändli came out atop the show jumping field after a drama-filled week of jumping, riding Ideo Du Thot to his first major individual international title. That year, U.S. rider McLain Ward rode the legendary Sapphire to a tie for eighth place.
And in dressage,
Isabell Werth conquered on Warum Nicht FRH while Steffen Peters claimed third on Floriano.
This year, Ward, Werth and Peters are all back at the World Cup Finals looking for the title 10 years on, but let’s take a quick look back a decade at images from that 2007 World Cup Final.
Beat Mändli celebrated his 2007 FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final win aboard Ideo Du Thot. Photo by Molly Sorge
After three long days of jumping, Beat Mändli and Ideo Du Thot prevailed to earn the Rolex FEI World Cup title. Photo by Molly Sorge
McLain Ward started the week off strong with Sapphire but ended in a disappointing tie for eighth place in the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final. Photo by Molly Sorge
Daniel Deusser started the last day in 13th place, but two clean rounds aboard Air Jordan Z catapulted him into second place in the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final. Photo by Molly Sorge
The FEI Rolex World Cup title was the first big international win for Switzerland’s Beat Mändli. Photo by Molly Sorge
Steve Guerdat led going into the final round of the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final, but two rails down with Tresor V dropped him to a tie for third place. Photo by Molly Sorge
Isabell Werth hoisted the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Final trophy aloft after having conquered with a powerful freestyle ride. Photo by Sara Lieser
Warum Nicht and Isabell Werth were unbeatable in the freestyle and earned the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Final title. Photo by Sara Lieser
Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Sunrise claimed second in the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Final. Photo by Sara Lieser
Third place in the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Final was a sweet victory for Steffen Peters on the venerable Floriano. Photo by Sara Lieser
Courtney King enjoyed every moment of her first Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Final and rode Idocus into sixth place. Photo by Sara Lieser