Checking in From Rolex Kentucky!By Erin Gilmore, posted in News on April 26, 2013
It’s been a great past couple of days here in Lexington at The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The weather was a bit concerning on Wednesday for jogs—cold, windy, gloomy—but these past two days of Dressage have surely made up for it! It’s been a lovely 61 degrees with the sun shining and a light breeze. Can it get much better?!
Dressage has now finished up and both riders and spectators are looking forward to Cross-Country tomorrow!
I’ve been running around quite a bit, but was able to catch a few shots of some of the riders yesterday and today.
Here are a few photos from dressage:
Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin & Juice, Saddle Network endorsers, put in a lovely and professional test on Thursday to score a 59.8 putting them in 29th going into cross country.
Kristi Nunnick and R Star had a very pleasant test, scoring a 55.3 to place 21st behind Buck and Mar De Amor.
Bruce “Buck” Davidson rode Mar De Amor Thursday afternoon and scored a 55.2, putting them in 20th going into Saturday. This is Mar De Amor’s first CCI**** event.
Allie Knowles and Saddle Network endorser Hawley Bennett-Awad have a quick chat before Allie’s test this morning.
Allie Knowles and Last Call are the highest placed U.S. horse and rider pair at the end of dressage. It “Fergie” and Allie’s first CIC****, and they put in a very relaxed and accurate test to score a 43.3. They will go into cross-country in 4th place behind William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson’s two horses.
Sadly Saddle Network endorser, Jennie Brannigan, had to scratch her mount, Cambalda or “Ping” as he’s known around the barn. He slipped on the concrete back at the barn, and she would rather he be 100% for their first four-star. She is taking it all really well, and acting just like the professional we all know that she is. Best wishes to the two of them!
I personally am beyond excited to see all of the horses out on cross-country tomorrow. I will be taking LOTS more pictures, and will update everyone as soon as I’m back in my apartment.
`Saddle Network endorser Alexa Ehlers, Team Clear Eventing