May 29, 2008 -- Season tickets for the 2009 Las Vegas FEI World Cup Finals are available for sale to World Cup Club members from June 1-15, 2008. Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so members are advised to purchase early. Tickets will become available to the general public starting on June 16.
Becoming a member of the World Cup Club is free and simple and has many benefits. Visit www.worldcuplasvegas.com and sign up on the "Join The Club" page. World Cup Club members receive email alerts each month providing them with breaking news about the World Cup Finals as well as the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.
In addition, members also receive chances to win tickets to the President's Reception which is held during the Finals and VIP Hospitality passes, exclusive interviews from World Cup riders, feature stories from World Cup insiders and a 25 percent discount on advance orders for World Cup merchandise.
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 of show jumping and dressage are held concurrently.
"The excitement over the World Cup Finals returning to Las Vegas is creating an overwhelming demand for tickets," said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. "We are encouraging everybody to purchase their tickets as soon as possible so they can be a part of the most exciting equestrian competition of 2009."
Season ticket prices for the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Final are $1,000 for VIP seating, $325 for plaza seating and $175 for balcony seating. For dressage, VIP tickets are $1000, plaza tickets are $325 and balcony are $175.
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. The first jumping final was held in 1979.
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.
Further information about the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals is also available at the official website.