World Cup 2015 Las Vegas Dressage Showcase in Photos

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On the day of rest for the dressage horses, the organization in Las Vegas typically puts on a show. I will let pictures cover the events of the dressage showcase!
We started with freestyles performed by two future stars. Sabine Shut Kerry aboard the 9yo stallion Sanceo performed an intermediate ! freestyle. The stallion was a little spooky coming into the arena but I think started to genuinely enjoy that the 7500 people in the crowd were cheering just for him. This stallion has enjoyed tremendous success at competitions on both the West and East coasts of America.
9yo stallion Sanceo, with Sabine Shut Kerry, finds his stride in front of 7500 spectators
9yo stallion Sanceo with Sabine Schut Kerry finds his stride in front of the enthusiastic 7500 spectators ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Next to ride is Steffen Peters on the extraordinary 8yo mare Rosamund. He performed a Grand Prix freestyle using the music and modified choreography of that used for Ravel. “Rosi” already understood that everyone was here for her, and went to work like a seasoned campaigner, and we are left wondering just what will be the limit for this combination
Rosemunde an 8yo mare truly wowed the crowd with her impressive skills under the guidance of Steffen Peters
Rosemunde an 8yo mare truly wowed the crowd with her already impressive skills in the Grand Prix under the guidance of Steffen Peters ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Dressage-News has already done a separate story on the retirement of Wizard…who was definitely behaving as if retirement was the last thing from his mind. It is always wonderful to see an animal still so healthy getting to enjoy the rest of life without stress.
Wizard with rider Adrienne Lye and grooms Taylor Yamamoto (at the 2014 World Games) and Ruben Palomera (2012 Olympic Games) in retirement ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center during the World Cup Finals. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Wizard with rider Adrienne Lye and grooms Taylor Yamamoto (at the 2014 World Games) and Ruben Palomera (2012 Olympic Games) in retirement ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center during the World Cup Finals. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

After these events, the afternoon took on a vibe that could only be found in Las Vegas starting with three pas de deux rides.

The first from Shannon Peters, as Poison Ivy, and David Blake as Batman

 

 

Shannon Peters on Weltinos Magic and David Blake on Ikarus Ilse Schwarz © dressage-news.com
Shannon Peters on Weltino’s Magic and David Blake on Ikaros © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
More pas de Deux fun ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
More pas de Deux fun ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

 

David Blake as Batman ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
David Blake as Batman ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Mette Rosencrantz as a gun toting cowboy and Anna Dahlberg as the determined Indian ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Mette Rosencrantz as a gun toting cowboy and Anna Dahlberg as the determined Indian ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Mette Rosencrantz (Marron) and Anna Dahlberg (Rico) ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Mette Rosencrantz (Marron) and Anna Dahlberg (Rico) ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
The grease themed Pas de Deux performed by Jan Ebeling as John Travolta and Charlotte Bredahl-Bakeras Olivia Newton John brought the house down and won the informal competition ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
The grease themed Pas de Deux performed by Jan Ebeling as John Travolta and Charlotte Bredahl-Bakeras Olivia Newton John brought the house down and won the informal competition ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

The real show-stopper was to follow, with Guenter Seidel as a convincing Elvis and a bevy of show girls, Michelle Reilly, Sarah Christy and Elizabeth Ball

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©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

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Elizabeth Ball and Orion, totally in character as a showgirl! ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Elizabeth Ball and Orion, totally in character as a showgirl! ©Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com