Las Vegas, Nevada and Stuttgart Germany: Likely the only two things in the world they have in common are horses and beer, and only half that is true most of the year. But this fine weekend, both are dishing up a hot plate of world class riding to go with a cold stein of brew, and both could earn the winning FEI rider a ticket to the World Cup Finals in April!
Las Vegas National CSI4*
It’s a full slate of events and top talent in Sin City this weekend. Among the established riders like Nayel Nassar, Samuel Parot, Rich Fellers and Will Simpson are also some young and scrappy up and coming riders. as well as one celebrity equestrian, Kaley Cuoco (under her well-known show pseudonym Kay Christine) in her first CSI4* aboard Bionetty.
Stuttgart German Masters CSI5*
Yet again, anyone who is anyone in Europe with an FEI qualification has congregated at a massive indoor event full of dressage, eventing, driving, and show jumping splendor. Will Christian Ahlmann be the star of the show as he was in Stuttgart last year when he won both of the major classes, or will an industrious dark horse take the win like Abdel Said did last week in Verona? That’s why we play the game, folks!