Las Vegas—November 13, 2018—Today, kicked off the inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, amidst the beautifully decorated South Point Arena & Equestrian Center. With nearly every USHJA Zone represented across Hunter, Jumper and Equitation sections offered, the Championships began today with Green Hunters in the Preifert Pavilion and the 1.20m USEF/USHJA Open Jumper Welcome in the South Point Arena.
In the South Point Arena, Welcome classes for the USEF/USHJA Open Jumper Championships started the ring. Angel Karolyi rode Silver Raven Farms' April Moon to the top placing in the 1.20m Welcome class. Jamie Sailor and Penny Lane Farm's Boomerang led the 1.30m Welcome class, and Karianne Boyce-Lockhart rode her own Hopscotch to the win in the 1.40m Welcome class.
Meanwhile in the Preifert Arena, Green Hunters and top professionals from California frequented the winner's circle, in both the over fences and handy rounds. Karli Postel and Meredith Mateo's Vanessa earned the top call in both of the Green Hunter 3' classes offered today.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography