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.

$10,000 1.40M OPEN JUMPER STAKE, PRESENTED BY RIVER RUN FARMS, SOUTH
Mathis Schwentker and October Hill Farm Inc.’s Quind galloped and turned to victory in the $10,000 1.40m Open Jumper Stake, presented by River Run Farm South. The course challenged 41 pairs, but none were able to beat Schwentker’s clean and quick time of 55.129 seconds. Christian Heineking and Cento Blue, owned by Heineking Show Stables, were closest to catching Schwentker, in a time of 55.550 for second place. Quatar, owned by JT Equine, LLC, navigated by Jamie Taylor rounded off the top three with a time of 56.497 seconds.

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.

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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

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OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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.

CLIPPING SERVICE
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.

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