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Watch It Live! The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W Live Stream Events for Saturday

November 18, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV – The live stream action from The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W continues today with these featured events:

Links to watch are available from The Las Vegas National site

And it’s not too late to join us in person for the exciting $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage – click here for details and to order.

For the latest updates, follow The Las Vegas National Horse Show on Facebook or Instagram.

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ABOUT THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League boasts a minimum of US $2.4 million prize money across the series, and offers the best Jumping athletes from North America and around the world the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 million (€1.3 million) on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for next year’s prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, from April 10-15, 2018. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year’s Final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.

The 2017-2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League competition begins in August, across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Las Vegas National Horse Show is one of only 14 events chosen, and this is the only leg of the prestigious tour that will be hosted in Las Vegas. More at: feiworldcup.org.

ABOUT INTERACTIVE MORTGAGE
Interactive Mortgage, a new company launched in 2015, finances new home purchases as well as refinancing a homeowner’s current loan to help improve their financial position. The company’s goal is to bring an interactive experience to the consumer, which the consumer controls, rather than having a salesperson sell them on a particular product. With Interactive Mortgage, the consumer is allowed to be the deciding factor. More at interactivemortgage.com.

ABOUT PARK PLACE FOUNDATION
Park Place Foundation was formed to promote and embrace a healthy lifestyle for children and teens as they embark into their journey toward adulthood. It strives to make changes in how society perceives and treats addiction and mental illness through education, increased awareness and sharing the personal stories of peers. Learn more at parkplacefoundation.com.

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Richard Spooner Repeats a Win in the $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas Winning Round Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation – Catherine Tyree Honored with M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award

Richard Spooner and Arthos R; Photo by Amy McCool

November 18, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV – In a class of thirty-three entries, Richard Spooner and 12-year-old stallion Arthos R galloped into the winner’s circle in the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Winning Round Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation. Not only was this his second win of the week, it was also the second year in a row that he led the victory gallop in the Winning Round Classic at The Las Vegas National.

The course featured 16 jumping efforts, including a triple bar and one triple combination. With 25% of the class to return under FEI rules, ten returned with a clean slate, in reverse order of the slowest first round time to the fastest.

The second-round course included all the ingredients for a nail-biting finish – long gallops, big oxers, tight turns and tall verticals. Half of the returning riders posted clean rounds. Michelle Parker, first to go in the second round, set a clean and quick pace in 45.91 seconds. Karl Cook returned for the second round on Calliou and posted the exact same time of 45.91 seconds! Only in Vegas…

The young and talented Jennifer Gates didn’t let those odds take the top call. She broke that tie riding Alex, taking the lead in a speedy 45.27 seconds. But it was the final rider to compete in the second round, Spooner aboard Arthos R, who stole the show, stopping the clock in 44.39 seconds for the win.

Jennifer Gates aboard Alex; Photo by Amy McCool

Spooner explained how he was able to cut almost a full second off Gates’ time. “I was lucky to be able to practice the inside turn after 6B with Quirado RC [whom he also rode in the second round]. I executed the inside turn much better on Arthos. I also came out of the turn to the next oxer with more pace, which set up a nice turn for me to go out and around to get to the last fence of the jump-off. I knew that if I could get to the left side of the oxer I would be able to make the inside turn and end up with a faster time.”

Richard Spooner and Arthos R with Peyton, Hillary, and Robert Ridland, and Melissa Brandes; Photo by Amy McCool

Spooner and Arthos R are a fairly new pairing, but the veteran rider is quite fond of the stallion. “I began riding him in May of this year. He was a little out of shape, but now his muscle tone has improved quite a bit. He’s a very careful and scopey horse that is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, horse I’ve ever ridden. He’s like riding an equitation horse over the 1.50m jumps. His future is very bright and he continues to improve as his fitness has increased and our relationship has become closer. He is a phenomenal horse.”

Catherine Tyree Honored with the M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award
Displaying exemplary style with sportsmanlike composure, Catherine Tyree was honored as the recipient of the M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award at The 2017 Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W.

M. Michael Meller Style of Riding Award winner Catherine Tyree
with the Ridland family and Melissa Brandes; Photo by Amy McCool

Chosen unanimously by the voting panel, Tyree’s quiet demeanor, devotion to the horse and style, from the beginning of the FEI jog to the end of this week’s competition, lead to her win.

This award is presented annually to an international rider from the FEI division. Previous winners include notable athletes Laura Kraut, Charlie Jacobs, Chloe Reid, Alison Robitaille, Conor Swail, and Eric Navet. Navet was the inaugural winner of the West Coast award at last year’s Las Vegas National.

Be sure not to miss tonight’s $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage, available via a live stream feed.

RESULTS
$50,000 LAS VEGAS NATIONAL WINNING ROUND JUMPER CLASSIC
PRESENTED BY PARK PLACE FOUNDATION

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ABOUT THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League boasts a minimum of US $2.4 million prize money across the series, and offers the best Jumping athletes from North America and around the world the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 million (€1.3 million) on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for next year’s prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, from April 10-15, 2018. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year’s Final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.

The 2017-2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League competition begins in August, across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Las Vegas National Horse Show is one of only 14 events chosen, and this is the only leg of the prestigious tour that will be hosted in Las Vegas. More at: feiworldcup.org.

ABOUT PARK PLACE FOUNDATION
Park Place Foundation was formed to promote and embrace a healthy lifestyle for children and teens as they embark into their journey toward adulthood. It strives to make changes in how society perceives and treats addiction and mental illness through education, increased awareness and sharing the personal stories of peers. Learn more at parkplacefoundation.com.

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The 2017 Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W Thanks Our Generous Premier Sponsors

November 8, 2017 – The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W kicks off in less than a week, from November 14th-19th, at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center. The show, once again among the fourteen chosen for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, is proud to welcome an outstanding list of new and returning Premier Sponsors.

New to the sponsor lineup this year, Master Surfaces presents the first FEI class of the show, the $35,000 FEI 1.45m Blenheim Welcome Jumper Classic, on Wednesday, November 14th, at 3:00pm. The Master Surfaces team is dedicated to bringing the best possible sports surfaces to horse people throughout the world, and their U.S. staff has over 70 years of combined experience in the equestrian field.

Also on Wednesday, the fourth annual Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix Series Final, offering $51,800 in prize money, will commence at 7:30pm. This year Tina Yates comes in as the leader, will that give her the edge for the win? With over 50 years of expertise in insuring horses and horse businesses, Markel is firmly committed to the horse industry, and dedicated to delivering customer service that sets Markel apart from their competitors.

Michelle Parker and Cupilor, winners of the 2016 Markel Insurance Grand Prix Series Final; Photo by Amy McCool

Secchiari, also a new sponsor this year, will present the second FEI class of the show, the $15,000 FEI 1.35m South Point Jumper Stake, on Thursday, at 3:00pm. Secchiari, the official boot company of The Las Vegas National and available exclusively at Solea Equestrian, is a family business of handmade Italian riding boots, established in 1950, and is well-known across the world for their classic design, attention to detail, and performance.

Starting at 7:00pm, Walter Oil & Gas Corporation will present the $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas National Welcome Jumper Speed Classic, the qualifying class for Saturday’s $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. Along with their participation at The Las Vegas National, Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, a family-owned firm, has been an active sponsor of charitable events during the Blenheim season.

Keean White, winner of last year’s $50,000 FEI 1.50m Las Vegas National
Welcome Jumper Speed Classic; Photo by Amy McCool

The $25,000 Interactive Mortgage U25 Developing Rider Series Final starts the action at 5:00pm on Friday evening, showcasing some of the best young show jumping talent in the sport. Launched in 2015, Interactive Mortgage finances new home purchases as well as refinances homeowners’ current loans to help improve their financial position. The company’s goal is to bring an interactive experience to the consumer, which the consumer controls, rather than having a salesperson sell them on a particular product.

Equithrive, joining the stable of new sponsors at the show, will present the $40,000 FEI 1.35m Las Vegas National Speed Stake at 6:30pm on Friday. Equithrive® Joint is clinically proven to support soundness and a healthy inflammatory response in performance horses. Recommended by veterinarians, it is also compliant with FEI and USEF regulations.

Park Place Foundation returns again this year, presenting the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic at noon on Saturday. Park Place Foundation was formed to promote and embrace a healthy lifestyle for children and teens, and strives to make changes in how addiction and mental illness are perceived and treated, through education, increased awareness and sharing personal stories.

M. Michael Meller returns to present the Style of Riding Award. Each year, this award is presented to the international equestrian who displays an exemplary style of riding as well as sportsmanlike composure from within the FEI Jumping Division. Previous winners at other Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping events include Alison Robitaille, Mavis Spencer, Conor Swail, Charlie Jacobs, and last year’s Las Vegas National winner, Eric Navet.

M. Michael Meller presented the Style of Riding Award to Eric Navet
at The 2016 Las Vegas National CSI4*-W; Photo by Amy McCool

Longines, the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, returns to add elegance and expertise to the South Point Equestrian Arena as the title sponsor of the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage. Along with their sponsorship, the Swiss watch manufacturer also brings data handling services to the sport of show jumping. Whether onsite or online, oversized screens, scoreboards, as well as branded broadcast graphics, are seen around the world.

From the beautiful blue Longines horse in the foyer to the gorgeous timepieces on display in The VIP Club, Longines brings its signature red carpet elegance and unmistakable cachet to The Las Vegas National once again this year.

Christian Heineking and AJE Cluny wow the crowd on their way to the win in the 2016 $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, presented by Interactive Mortgage; Photo by McCool Photography

Thanks to all of our Premier sponsors who come together to generously support great sport, and to make this event possible. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas!

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