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Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W Race to the Win in the $15,000 South Point Jumper Stake, Presented by Secchiari

Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W

Las Vegas, NV - In the competitive power and speed $15,000 FEI South Point Jumper Stake, presented by Secchiari, it was the nineteenth pair to go who sped into the lead for the win. Going double clean, with a time of 22.15 seconds in the speed phase, Kaitlin Campbell and her tried-and-true equine partner Rocky W ultimately topped the field of 27 competitors.

In a full gallop throughout, Campbell rode a tidy track, especially during the immediate speed phase where the young professional knew she could turn it up a notch. When she spoke of the course, designed by Oscar Soberon, the winner said, "The time allowed in the first phase was not too tight, so I was able to ride normally. Although Rocky is 19 years old now, he still spooks at the liverpools, so I had to ride him a bit more through that part. I had seen people do the last line in six stride, but I ran down there hoping he'd leave in five strides, and he did!"

Rocky W gets some love from Campbell

Campbell and Rocky W are no strangers to the winner's circle, posting many wins throughout their eleven years of competing together. Though in his upper teens, the horse still loves his job. "I pick and choose my classes with him, I take care of him every day, and I cut out the schooling classes. Although he's toward the end of his career, he loves showing and he loves winning, so he'll tell me what he wants to do."

Moving to the West Coast just last year, Campbell has been looking forward to showing at the Las Vegas National. "I've always shown at indoors on the East Coast, and there aren't any shows like that here on the West Coast, so Las Vegas is the closest thing I've been able to get since moving out here. The arena rides very nicely and is definitely larger than most of the indoors on the East Coast."

Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W with Melissa Brandes of Blenheim EquiSports
and Alejandro Meeks of Solea Equestrian

Tonight's highlight in the South Point Arena is the $50,000 FEI Welcome Speed Classic, presented by Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, the qualifier for Saturday's $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Las Vegas.

$15,000 SOUTH POINT JUMPER STAKE, presented by Secchiari

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The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League boasts a minimum of US $2.4 million prize money across the series, and offers the best Jumping athletes from North America and around the world the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 million (€1.3 million) on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for next year's prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, from April 10-15, 2018. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year's Final, alongside winners of 15 leagues around the world.

The 2017-2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League competition begins in August, across seven East and seven West Coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Las Vegas National Horse Show is one of only 14 events chosen, and this is the only leg of the prestigious tour that will be hosted in Las Vegas. More at:

Secchiari is the Official Riding Boot of the 2017 Las
Vegas National Horse Show - and is available exclusively at Solea Equestrian. Secchiari is the proud sponsor of the $15,000 FEI South Point Speed Stake, and is also proud to support the Saturday Spectacular Giant Giveaway at the show. More at



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