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Sun, 2017-04-30 09:20

39 Pairs to Compete in Show Jumping Finale at Rolex Kentucky, One Not Accepted at Final Horse Inspection

Madeline Backus and P.S. Arianna. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Of the 40 combinations presented to the Ground Jury this morning, 39 will move on to the show jumping phase following the final horse inspection at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Two pairs were withdrawn from competition this morning prior to the jog: Jacqueline Mars’ Vermiculus, who was sitting in 23rd with Lauren Kieffer and Tracy Bowman’s Good Knight, who was in 42nd with Jolie Wentworth.

After yesterday’s grueling cross-country phase, three horses were sent to the hold box: Share Option, Sir Oberon and Vandiver. Upon representation, both Share Option and Sir Oberon were accepted. Sadly, Debi Crowley and Doug and Jessica’s seventh-placed Vandiver was not accepted and has been eliminated from the competition.

Show jumping begins at 1 p.m. in reverse order of standing.

Class is now in session with the 2017 Virtual USEA/PHC Event College!

Event College is a special series designed to educate the general public on the sport of Eventing. Tune in to learn from “professors” such as Lauren Kieffer, Max Corcoran and Jen McFall. These video classroom sessions give you a first-hand look at the competition as it happens at a CCI***. Here are the classes you can watch so far:

Show Turn Out 101 with Max Corcoran

Four-Star Dressage Warm Up with Lauren Kieffer

The New Four-Star Dressage Test with Kurt Martin

Virtual Course Walk: How to Ride the Hollow with Jen McFall

Virtual Course Walk: Drop into the Head of the Lake with Sharon White

Cross-Country Day Rituals with Andrea Baxter

The Vet Box with Max Corcoran 

Selecting Studs for Cross-Country with Max Corcoran 

Virtual Course Walk: The Teton Rails with Jen McFall

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