Countdown Underway to 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas: One Year Until the World’s Top Jumping and Dressage Athletes Return to The Entertainment Capital of the World
Exclusive Ticket Offers to Begin for 2015 All-Session Ticket Holders and World Cup Club Members
LAS VEGAS - The countdown to the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas has begun! The world’s best jumping and dressage athletes will return to the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2020, to vie for the prestigious titles of Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ and FEI Dressage World Cup™ Champions. Starting April 15, 2019, exclusive All-Session ticket offers become available, so get ready to order your tickets for the best seats in the house!
The FEI World Cup™ Finals are like no other competition, and Las Vegas – the Entertainment Capital of the World – showcases the sport like no place else. The Finals are the biggest annual individual championships for jumping and dressage athletes. The entry list will read like a who’s-who of the top names in the sport including Olympic, World, European and World Cup champions, many of whom don’t usually compete in the U.S. Not only will spectators be treated to thrilling competition from start to finish, but they will also get to experience the dazzling entertainment which has made Las Vegas famous around the world!
Dressage Final Back in Primetime!
The schedule for 2020 also features the return of the Dressage Freestyle, the class that determines the World Cup Champion, to its previous Saturday evening timeslot. Based on past experience, this promises to be one of equestrian sports’ most exciting nights of the year!
Exclusive All-Session Ticket Offers
The 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas will be a showdown like no other. Two exclusive ticket offerings will begin on April 15. These apply to either jumping or dressage or for combined packages including both disciplines.
• From April 15 – May 31, 2019, All-Session Ticket holders from 2015 will have the first chance to order All-Session tickets for 2020 during an exclusive renewal period. Previous All-Session ticket holders who do not receive information by mail or email by late April should send an email to ticketoffice@LasVegasEvents.com.
• Starting July 1 – August 15, Members of the World Cup Club will have the next exclusive opportunity to purchase All-Session Tickets. There’s no charge to become a World Cup Club member, so be sure to sign up now to have first choice on the best available seats, and also to get the latest news, ticket and hotel information. Join at www.worldcuplasvegas.com/world-cup-club.
Starting August 16, following these two exclusive periods for 2015 All-Session ticket holders and World Cup Club members, general sales of All-Session tickets will open and All-Session tickets for either discipline will be available to anyone. Tickets for individual sessions will go on sale at the end of the year.
"We are just one year away from hosting the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas for seventh time and we are so excited to welcome the world’s top riders, horses and their fans back to Las Vegas,” said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events, Inc., producer of the Finals. “We have so many exciting things planned for the 2020 Finals – it’s going to be like nothing anyone has ever seen before. I urge everyone to join the World Cup Club today and to order their tickets as soon as they can!”
The 2020 Finals marks the seventh time that Las Vegas is hosting the FEI World Cup™ Finals following 2000 and 2003 when it hosted the Jumping Finals, and 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2015 when it hosted both the Jumping and Dressage Finals. Since 2015, the Thomas & Mack Center has undergone $75 million of renovations and improvements and it features new upgrades in stabling, seating, concessions, restrooms, sound system and more.
The Taylor Harris Club presented by Lugano Diamonds is one of those improvements and will be open to all VIP ticket holders. Located in the brand new Strip View Pavilion, the new 36,000 square-foot, two-story magnificent VIP space has an outdoor patio overlooking the stabling area with spectacular views of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. This is one VIP experience that will be absolutely amazing!
2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals Tentative Schedule (Pacific Time and subject to change)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Warm-Up
1:30 p.m. - FEI Dressage World Cup™ Warm-Up
Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00 p.m. - FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix
7:00 p.m. - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final I
Friday, April 17, 2020
8:30 a.m. - FEI Dressage World Cup™ Freestyle Rehearsal
1:00 p.m. - Devoucoux Dressage Showcase
7:00 p.m. - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final II
Saturday, April 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. - Las Vegas Jumping Grand Prix
7:00 p.m. - FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final (Freestyle)
Sunday, April 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final III
Further information on the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas, and the chance to join the World Cup Club, is available at the event's official website at www.WorldCupLasVegas.com.
About the FEI World Cup™ Finals
Started in 1979, the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final is an annual international showdown among the world's best show jumping horses and riders. In the 40 Finals held through 2018, the United States has emerged with the most titles (11) with Germany (10) in second. U.S. riders have won the last two Longines titles – McLain Ward in 2017 and Beezie Madden in 2018. Previous FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992), Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015) and Omaha (2017).
The FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final was first held in 1986 and features the world's best dressage horses and riders. A total of 33 Finals have been held through 2018, and the United States has won the championship twice – in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the U.S. six times previously – in Los Angeles (1995), Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009, 2015) and Omaha (2017).
About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events. Further information on the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas is available at www.lasvegasevents.com.