November 13 , 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada – With over 600 rounds of competition combined in the South Point Arena and Priefert Pavilion, the day began at 7:30 a.m. and continued well until the night. A hundred and fifty Las Vegas Hunters prepped in the Priefert, while a hundred FEI horses jogged. The hunters are ready to gallop into the arena for the start of the AON/USHJA National Championship hunter divisions. For the show jumpers the FEI 1.45m Blenheim Welcome Jumper Classic, presented by WC Equestrian, starts at 3:00 p.m. The 1.40m division welcomed over 40 horses on Tuesday evening. That group returns to the South Point Arena on Wednesday night for the $20,000 1.40m Open Jumper Classic, presented by Evergate Stables.
The AON/USHJA National Championships has grown exponentially in year two, offering ideal opportunities for riders to end their show season on a high note.
Mathis Schwentker & Quind, winners of the $10,000 1.40m Open Jumper Stake, presented by River Run Farm South – photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
START TIMES, ORDERS OF GO, AND SHOWGROUNDS LIVE
NOTE: The South Point Arena begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp and the Priefert Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. Due to the volume of horses, there will be posted orders of go that will be strictly adhered to. Please plan accordingly and enjoy the ride!
Also note that all the pertinent information is available here on Showgrounds Live.
FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
In addition to world-class competition, the AON/USHJA National Championships will offer the following FREE educational seminars:
• Sports Psychology with Mario Soto
• Equine Pain Management Therapies with Dr. Duncan Peters and Dr. Lori Bidwell of East-West Equine Sports Medicine
• $25,000 Junior/Amateur USHJA National Hunter Derby Course Walk
• Judge with the Judge (Round 2 of the WCE Finals)
• Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas Course Walk (Riders in the top three placings for all USHJA Jumper Classes are invited)
For more information: https://www.ushja.org/competition/national-championship/schedule
Precious moment captured at the FEI Jog by official photographer Andrew Ryback. To view and order photos from the show, visit Andrew Ryback Photography on the concourse. They are covering both rings all week.
If you would like to watch your rounds, they will be available at myhorse.video. Simply enter your name, horse’s name, or show number to find your clips.