P.R. Las Vegas -- Organizers of the 2005 version of the FEI World Cup threw open the doors to the world. Although no competition was scheduled for Wednesday, both show jumping and dressage riders
had scheduled schooling sessions in the Thomas & Mack Arena.
Many spectators came out to get a preview of the horses and riders that will compete throughout the rest of the week. In addition to watching the horses and riders, spectators could wander through the expansive trade show. The local Las Vegas Pony Club even enjoyed a behind the scenes tour and got to spend a few minutes with dressage rider Debbie McDonald, who took time to graciously sign autographs and answer questions.
Although German dressage rider Isabel Werth had to withdraw her horse Antony FRH, her spot was filled by Canadian rider Evi Strasser. Eighteen dressage riders will compete for the 2005 FEI World Cup title.
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2004-2005 World Cup Finals