Thursday, September 17, 2015

World Andalusian Cup W/Iberian Horse Show Coming To The Southpoint Arena

Andalusian World has announced the second annual Andalusian World Cup will be held September 24-26, 2015 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.

The Andalusian World Cup debuted last year and quickly became the most talked about Iberian horse show in decades, with hundreds of horses, riders, and exhibitors attending from across the country. The ground-breaking show format will again this year combine a variety of equestrian disciplines at one venue, and will be open to all horses with papers from any recognized Iberian Horse registry.

“The show was a resounding success last year, and we’re thrilled to announce this year’s show will be even bigger and better,” says Andalusian World co-founder Amber Lentz. “We have a few new additions this year. We’ve added a USEF/USDF/CDS-sanctioned dressage competition to the show schedule. And, we’re very excited about our expanded emphasis on youth participation, which includes the Vaughan Smith Memorial Youth Program. This scholarship program will award the winning youth free entries and stabling for the show, plus $1,000 for transport and other show expenses.”

The Vaughan Smith Memorial is presented in honor of the late Vaughan Smith, a long-time Iberian horseman and trainer, and friend of many in the Iberian horse world.

While there are several new things in store for the 2015 Andalusian World Cup, most of the events that made last year so popular are still in the schedule and the same format will be followed, according to Kevin Kidder, Andalusian World co-founder. “A full slate of halter and performance classes for Iberian horses will be offered again this year, including ANCCE morphology and functionality classes for ANCCE registered horses. And, back by popular demand, are cash awards for championship classes and lots of cool prizes,” says Kidder. “The Working Equitation competition, which is open to all breeds, is also on the schedule and will likely be even larger than last year. The relatively new discipline was an audience favorite in 2014 and a number of those spectators are already planning to participate.”

Many more details regarding the 2015 Andalusian World Cup will be announced in the coming months. Additional information about the Vaughan Smith Youth Program, volunteer positions, and sponsorship opportunities is currently available at: andalusianworld.com/awc/

For event information - southpointarena.com/events/andalusian-world-cup

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