Photo Gallery: $50,000 Las Vegas National Welcome Speed Classic

  • Keean White rode late in the class on his second horse, Hera van de Kouterhoeve. He knew he had to be fast but careful - and with that in mind, and his brave and athletic mare, they earned the victory in the tough class. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Andrew Ramsay's 10yo gelding Stranger tucked his toes up tight to finish the competitive class in 7th place. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Keean White and Hera van de Kouterhoeve enjoy their time in the spotlight after winning the class. "She's very competitive and very brave," said Keean, of the mare whom he's partnered with only since August. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEIDA Photo

  • Karl Cook gives Caillou a pat after their round, which earned them a 12th place finish. Karl currently leads the Western League rankings for the NAL. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • A show jumper snuffles his groom while taking in the sights and sounds of Vegas. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • The busy in-gate last night at the Las Vegas National Horse Show, which was the night to qualify for Saturday's Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Kevin Babington and Shorapur led the class for over 40 riders, but got bumped off the top spot to finish in second. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Colour Your Life kicks up his heels as he and Austrian rider Peter Petschenig clear an oxer. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Guido Klatte's Qinghai felt a little feisty during the victory gallop. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photo

  • Andrew Kocher and Zantos put forth a lightning fast round to tie the winner's time, but a dropped rail left them in 18th place. | Amy K. Dragoo/AIMMEDIA photos

Calendar of Events

Eastern League
• July 27–31—Bromont
• Sept. 14–18—New York
• Oct. 25–30—Washington
• Nov. 1–6—Lexington
• Nov. 7–12—Toronto
• Feb. 1–5, 2017—Wellington
• March 8–12—Ocala

Western League
• Aug. 24–28—Langley
• Oct. 5–10—Sacramento
• Oct. 19–23—Del Mar
• Oct. 25–29—Calgary
• Nov. 15–20—Las Vegas,
• Jan. 25–28, 2017—Guadalajara
• Feb. 7–12—Thermal

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