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MEP
Apr. 1, 2009, 06:58 PM
The way I read this announcement, looks like LV World Cup is not on the schedule for quite some time. 2011 would be the next logical possibility on the every other year schedule from 2009, but show jumping has been allocated to Leipzig. No announcement about dressage yet, but the LV venue is geared to hosting both sj/dressage together. So all of us who are able to go, be prepared to enjoy every moment cuz it doesn't look like it's going to happen again soon!


2011

JUMPING

European Seniors, Madrid (ESP)

FEI World Cup TM Jumping and Driving Finals, Leipzig (GER)


2012

FEI World Cup TM Jumping Final, Brabant (NED)


2013

FEI World Cup TM Jumping Final, Gothenburg (SWE)

IdahoRider
Apr. 1, 2009, 08:18 PM
How very sad! I was soothing my distress at not going this year with the thought that 20011 is not that far away.
I had such a good time in 2007.
Sheilah

ESG
Apr. 1, 2009, 10:08 PM
I wouldn't count Vegas out for future WC action. They said the same thing in 2007 - that it would be the last time that both dressage and showjumping would be at that venue together. And looky what happened. :lol:

MEP
Apr. 2, 2009, 01:17 AM
I wouldn't say it's never going to happen again, but since they've already awarded the next 4 years (through 2013) in showjumping, I'd venture a guess it's not going to happen soon unless they're going to "un-" award one of the venues they just designated!

Pirateer
Apr. 2, 2009, 04:29 AM
How very sad! I was soothing my distress at not going this year with the thought that 20011 is not that far away.
I had such a good time in 2007.
Sheilah

ack me too!

ESG
Apr. 2, 2009, 12:27 PM
I wouldn't say it's never going to happen again, but since they've already awarded the next 4 years (through 2013) in showjumping, I'd venture a guess it's not going to happen soon unless they're going to "un-" award one of the venues they just designated!

That's happened before, too. Just prior to this WC, IIRC.

MEP
Apr. 2, 2009, 11:28 PM
That's happened before, too. Just prior to this WC, IIRC.

I hope you're correct - I remember they announced at the 2005 WC that they'd been awarded the 2007. Then in 2007 there was no announcement at the time and I recall that it took quite a while before an announcement was finally made. I do remember the FEI had made an announcement for 2008, but don't remember them awarding it somewhere else then taking it away for '09. Could have happened though and I wasn't paying attention :lol:

canyonoak
Apr. 3, 2009, 04:37 PM
Yes, I see FEI is definitely using World Cup to globalize horse sport--all over Western Europe!!!!

Maybe Las Vegas will have dressage and ... reining!!!!

just a thought, LOL

MEP
Apr. 3, 2009, 06:23 PM
Yes, I see FEI is definitely using World Cup to globalize horse sport--all over Western Europe!!!!

Maybe Las Vegas will have dressage and ... reining!!!!

just a thought, LOL

:lol::lol::lol:

Coreene
Apr. 4, 2009, 02:05 PM
The fact that the countries are in Europe doesn't matter, they are giving it to different countries. The US got it, what, 4x now since the early 2000s? Or is this the 5th time? I think that would give other countries a valid reason to say "Hey, what about us?" That said, I am very disappointed because I love what Las Vegas Events does with the WC.:D

MEP
Apr. 4, 2009, 10:09 PM
The fact that the countries are in Europe doesn't matter, they are giving it to different countries. The US got it, what, 4x now since the early 2000s? Or is this the 5th time?

Yes, I'd say we were very lucky to get both finals here for so many years. I can see it going to every 3 or 4 years LV might get it - in order to share the wealth so to speak. Wasn't one of the jumping finals in Kuala Lumpur or someplace WAAAAYYY FAAAAR AWAY from W.Europe & N.Am??? (MEP decides to go check, back in a flash.) Yup, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006.

Geneva
Apr. 5, 2009, 02:31 AM
I thought Vegas/USEF withdrew their bid? You can't get what you didn't bid for.

MEP
Apr. 5, 2009, 04:52 AM
I thought Vegas/USEF withdrew their bid? You can't get what you didn't bid for.

Interesting & makes sense - was there any report about this? Why they decided not to bid?

It was only announced on April 15, 2008 that it would be held in LV this year. From the Las Vegas Events website:


April 15, 2008

Learn More About This Event



FEI World Cup Finals to Return to Las Vegas in 2009






Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals Set for April 15-19, 2009 at the Thomas & Mack Center

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - April 10, 2008 - Las Vegas Events (LVE) will once again host the FEI World Cup Finals in both show jumping and dressage at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2009.

This will mark the fifth time that Las Vegas hosts the FEI World Cup Finals and only the third time ever, following two previous times in Las Vegas in 2005 and 2007, that the world��s premier annual championships in the two Olympic equestrian disciplines are held concurrently.

In April, 2007, more than 85,000 spectators attended the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping and Dressage Finals. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the event had a non-gaming economic impact of $23.4 million. Individuals representing 25 countries and all 50 of the United States purchased tickets for the Finals, bringing a true international feel to the weekend's competition.

The success of that event, combined with the success of the Finals held in Las Vegas in 2000, 2003 and 2005, precipitated the return of the Finals to Las Vegas in 2009.

“Each time we've hosted the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, they proved to be an incredible success for the destination,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “The combination of show jumping and dressage proved to be captivating for American fans, as well as for those from around the globe. We eagerly anticipate the return of the Finals to Las Vegas in 2009, and our goal will be to surpass our previous success.”

Las Vegas's groundbreaking presentation of show jumping and dressage together engendered unprecedented interest in the Finals by spectators and also proved a huge hit with the riders. “I don't think our sport has ever been so well received as it was at the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas,” said 2003 FEI World Cup Dressage champion Debbie McDonald of Hailey, Idaho. “I believe that the Finals in Las Vegas provided an incredible boost for our sport.”

“The FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas have changed the perception of equestrian sport in the United States,” said John Long, CEO of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). “LVE has showcased the entertainment potential of our sport by producing incredible events that combine all the excitement and glamour Las Vegas has to offer as the Entertainment Capital of the World with competition from the top riders in the world. The events were spectacular and drew standing room only crowds. The USEF is thrilled to have the dual FEI World Cups back in Las Vegas in 2009.”

“Las Vegas has consistently put on incredible World Cup Finals, and it is a real plus for our sport to have the Finals back there,” said 2004 Olympic Team Gold Medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, New York who has competed in three of the four Finals held in Las Vegas. “They do a fantastic job showing the best our sport has to offer. The riders all love it and I find it very exciting that the Finals are going back there.”

Started in 1979, the FEI World Cup Jumping Final is an annual international showdown among the world��s best show jumping horses and riders. Approximately 45 riders qualify from 13 leagues around the world. In the 29 finals held through 2007, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship seven times. The 2008 FEI World Cup Jumping Final is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The 2009 event will mark the eighth FEI World Cup Jumping Final to be held in the United States, following Finals in Baltimore in 1980, Tampa, Fla. in 1989, Del Mar, Calif. in 1992 and the four in Las Vegas in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup Dressage Final has been held in the U.S. three times, in 1995 in Los Angeles and 2005 and 2007 in Las Vegas. The Netherlands has dominated the competition, winning nine titles, followed by Germany with seven. The United States won its first title in 2003 when Debbie McDonald rode Brentina to the championship.

Las Vegas Events, Inc. (LVE), producer of 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2007 FEI World Cup Finals, was founded in 1983. LVE has grown with Las Vegas as the city has emerged as one of the world��s top special event and resort destinations. A private, not-for-profit organization, LVE is funded by hotel room tax and serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 440 events, which have driven more than 3.8 million visitors to the area, resulting in an economic impact of more than $2.3 billion.

Those who purchased series seats for the 2007 Finals and would like tickets for the 2009 FEI World Cup Finals will have an exclusive ticket renewal period that will run through May 15. From June 1-15, members of the World Cup Club will have their own exclusive time period when they can purchase priority seating before tickets go on sale to the general public on June 16. Interested fans can sign up for World Cup Club membership at the official website at www.worldcuplasvegas.com.

Further information about the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals is also available at the official website.