Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final and FEI Dressage World Cup Finals, April 15-19th
Showjumping is an edge-of-your-seat spectacle that requires horse and rider to jump a series of staggeringly high obstacles within a time-limit. Meanwhile, dressage, featuring the famous dancing horses, involves horse and rider performing a series of choreographed, artistic movements to showcase riding harmony; sometimes to music. This event hosts the World Cup Finals of both disciplines. If you’re hoping to spot an equestrian star here, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat currently tops the showjumping rankings, while Briton Ben Maher is currently top-five. Germany’s Isabell Werth leads the dressage standings, with Brit Charlotte Dujardin currently top-15 in the dressage rankings.
Once you’re in the locality, you will find Las Vegas to be a hub of activity. The Thomas & Mack Center hosts numerous events including concerts, music festivals, conventions and sporting events. It is also just 2.5 miles from the Vegas strip, home to many shows and casinos. Do check out the iconic Caesars Palace, and take a trip downtown to see the Las Vegas murals outdoor art gallery. Meanwhile, the Hoover Dam, which dammed the Colorado River and created Lake Mead, is breath-taking and worth a trip.
Comfy footwear is essential for sight-seeing, as everything in Las Vegas looks closer than it really is.