The old adage claims that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but it will be hard to keep secret the talent of Richard Spooner’s (USA) new equine star, Chatinus. Spooner piloted the 10-year-old Hanoverian to the gelding’s first World Cup qualifier victory in the $100,000 Longines FEI World... Read More
All the right decisions, and perhaps a good dose of Las Vegas luck, led Germany’s Christina Heineking to victory in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. “It was a great course that was challenging enough,” Heineking said. “I’m very happy. The time was really close and luck was... Read More
With five returning for the jump-off, it was Egypt's Nayel Nassar aboard his up and coming nine-year-old Holsteiner mare Acita that couldn't be beat. Third to go in the jump-off round, Nassar had to set a time to beat for contenders Tina Yates and Mavis Spencer who came next in the order. "I know... Read More
A storybook ending, Parker won the first Markel Insurance 1.40m Series Qualifier this season and finished in the top 8 in 9 of the other qualifying classes. Leading the series with 441 points, she was poised for a well-earned victory. Read More
As we head into the holiday season, we want to thank and congratulate all the competitors, owners, grooms, sponsors and fans who made The 2015 Las Vegas National such as a success! After six action-packed days and nights with 600+ horses, and the biggest, most engaged audience in the history of... Read More
Set at a solid 1.45m, Olaf Petersen, Jr.'s course featured 16 jumping efforts and related distances, forcing riders to be present throughout, as one mistake could cause a series of jumps to go awry. With 25% of the class to return under FEI rules, at least ten would come back with a clean slate,... Read More
The course walk may have given a false sense of confidence to competitors as rails fell for the seasoned veterans and the young upstarts. But a competitive group of eight emerged from the first round to make for an exciting jump off in a city that lives for risks. Lutz’s first World Cup qualifier... Read More
With a successful second season, the Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix Series awarded over $300,000 in prize money from March through September this year. Adding a percentage of each entry from the 13 qualifiers, the purse for Thursday evening's Series Final at The Las Vegas National was over $53... Read More
German Course designer Olaf Petersen, Jr. set a track that required precision and speed from both horse and rider in order to earn a top spot in the $35,000 Las Vegas FEI Welcome Speed Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation. Serving as a qualifier for Saturday's $100,000 Longines FEI World... Read More
The second round incorporated multiple opportunities for riders to show off their mounts' "handiness" with short inside turns, plus a trot fence and a hand gallop to the last oxer on course. Leading the first round, Nick Haness and Saphir (owned by West Coast Equine Partners, LLC) laid down a... Read More

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