Owned by Courtney Cooper & Neal Camens
Vegas joined the Event Team in in June 2011. Before coming to C Square Farm, he had spent some time training as a racehorse, but he never started a race.
He competed in his first competition of any kind at the August 2011 Maryland Horse Trials where Courtney rode him at the Novice Level. He competed successfully there and at other Novice Horse Trials in 2011, including a 2nd-place finish at the New Jersey Horse Park at the end of July 2011.
In 2012, he moved up to Preliminary, competing at that level with Courtney through Spring 2013. In the Fall, he started competing with Neal, placing 2nd at the Plantation Field Horse Trials at Beginner Novice.