World Cup Horses in Las Vegas for Finals of Dressage & Jumping

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Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde in the Thomas & Mack Center that will be filled with 12,000 fans for the competition. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde in the Thomas & Mack Center that will be filled with 12,000 fans for the competition. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2015–Freed from quarantine “lockdown,” European riders brought out there horses Monday for the first real exercise since arriving two days earlier for the dual World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping.

Edward Gal on Glock’s Undercover and Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock’s Flirt were among the first of the Europeans in the newly opened tent warmup arena joined shortly after by Laura Graves on Verdades that as an American horse was stabled separately from the quarantine facility.

Edward Gal exercising Glock's Undercover at the Thomas & Mack Center for the World Cup Final. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Edward Gal exercising Glock’s Undercover at the Thomas & Mack Center for the World Cup Final. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Steffen Peters with Legolas that will compete in the World Cup Final and Rosamunde in an invitational event was one of the last arrivals from his San Diego, California base just five hours away and made his way to Thomas & Mack arena that was open for practise.

Danish team rider Mikala Gundersen on the U.S.-owned My Lady. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Danish team rider Mikala Gundersen on the U.S.-owned My Lady. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The veterinary checks for the 18 dressage horses is scheduled for 10:30 am local (1:30pm US Eastern/1930 CET) and 90 minutes later for the jumpers.

The schedule (all times US Pacific–3 hours behind US Eastern and 9 hours behind CET):

Wednesday, April 15
9:30am Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Warm-Up
1:30pm Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Warm-Up

Thursday, April 16
Noon Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix
7pm Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final I

Friday, April 17
7:00am Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Freestyle Rehearsal (VIP ticket holders only)
Noon Las Vegas Dressage Showcase
7pm Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final II

Saturday, April 18
Noon Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final–Grand Prix Freestyle
7pm Canadian Pacific Grand Prix of Las Vegas

Sunday, April 19
Noon Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final III

Russia's Tatiana Dorofeeva on Kartsevo Upperville. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Russia’s Tatiana Dorofeeva on Kartsevo Upperville. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com