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Images | The horses touch down in Las Vegas - part one

Monday, 13 April 2015
Longines FEI World Cup Final 2015

Las Vegas arrival
All photos Ken Braddick/

Facts and Figures from the FEI:

Flight details
Qatar Airways Flight QR 8197 ex Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
Aircraft type: Boeing 777 freighter 
Business Class
Departure - 05.55 CEST (local time in The Netherlands), Saturday 11 April 2015
Arrival - 08.15 PDT (local time in Nevada), Saturday 11 April 2015
Length of flight - 11 hours 20 minutes
Temperature inside the aircraft during flight: 17°C (62.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
Passenger List
40 horses representing 17 countries - Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Includes defending Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion, Daniel Deusser’s Cornet d’Amour (GER) and defending Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage champion, Charlotte Dujardin’s Valegro (GBR).
24 geldings, 9 stallions, 7 mares.
26 Jumping horses, 14 Dressage horses
Estimated value of equine cargo - €150 million.

Full ID, places travelled to and up to date with all required vaccinations etc. 
Check-in Baggage
11 pallets of equipment including tack, blankets, boots etc
Weight - approx 25,000 lbs (almost 12,000kg)
Sun shades (optional)
Carry On 
Headcollars and ropes
Boots or bandages (equivalent of flight socks)
Toys (occasionally)
Onboard dining
120 pre-packed haynets
Water ad lib - sea salt optional
Oat bran for mash
Mixed feed
Flight attendants

10 professional grooms 
1 world-class veterinarian

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