*Originally published on September 5, 2014 by Phelps Media Group. Written by Marty Bauman.


Las Vegas, Nevada – September 4, 2014 – The 2015 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas is excited to welcome Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) and the National Horse Show as sponsors of VIP Hospitality at next year’s Finals. The “Taylor Harris Club Presented by the National Horse Show” will feature a number of exciting amenities during the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, being held concurrently at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015.

In a city recognized as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” the Taylor Harris Club Presented by the National Horse Show will offer a plush VIP experience. The area will feature fine food and wine, ambiance, live music and much more.

“The Taylor Harris Club Presented by the National Horse Show will be an amazing hospitality experience that will go beyond anything we’ve ever done before,” said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events, Inc., producer of the Las Vegas World Cup
Finals. “In close proximity to the arena, this will be an incredible way for ticket holders to experience the FEI World Cup™ Finals. We want to thank both Taylor Harris Insurance Services and the National Horse Show for joining with us to bring World Cup guests something that they will never forget.”

Michael Taylor, President of Taylor Harris Insurance Services, is equally excited. “We are thrilled to join the Las Vegas World Cup Finals as sponsor of the VIP Hospitality experience,” he said. “Taylor Harris has a long history in the sport and we look forward to hosting our many friends in the dressage and jumping communities in the Taylor Harris Club Presented by the National Horse Show.”

“For the last three years, the Taylor Harris Club at the National Horse Show has received rave reviews,” said Mason Phelps, President of the National Horse Show. “We are excited to join with Taylor Harris to bring an over-the-top VIP experience to the Las Vegas World Cup Finals and we look forward to a week that people will enjoy and are sure to remember for many years to come.”

This will mark the sixth time that Las Vegas is hosting the FEI World Cup™ Finals following 2000 and 2003 when it hosted the Jumping Finals, and 2005, 2007 and 2009 when it hosted both the Jumping and Dressage Finals, the first times that the world’s premier annual championships in those two Olympic equestrian disciplines were held concurrently.

All-session tickets for both the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Final, as well as combination packages for both disciplines, are now available for purchase at the event’s official website at www.WorldCupLasVegas.com.

Started in 1979, the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final is an annual international showdown among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. In the 36 Finals held through 2014, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship nine times. Previous FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992) and Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).

First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final features the world’s best dressage horses and riders. The United States has won the championship twice – in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the U.S. in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009).

Founded in 1987, Taylor Harris Insurance Services is a specialized insurance firm, which provides all types of coverage to the horse industry. THIS policies include coverage for show hunters, jumpers, event and dressage horses and offers personal and commercial liability and farm packages for both amateur and professional horsemen. THIS places their policies in the most secure insurance markets, selecting carriers for reliability and prompt claim settlement.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. One of America’s most prestigious horse shows, the National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The 2014 event runs October 28 – November 2, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Further information is available at www.NHS.org.

Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events.

For further information on the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, or to order tickets, please visit www.WorldCupLasVegas.com. For further information on sponsor/vendor opportunities or the Taylor Harris Club, please contact Marty Bauman at 508-698-6810 x 10 or marty@classic-communications.com.

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