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The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse Program (YEH) continues to grow each year, and YEH graduates are finding notable success as they move up through the levels of eventing. The YEH Horses at Rolex Preview introduced the ten YEH graduates that were entered to compete at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event last month.
Original Post Date: 05/16/2017 - 09:26   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:16 10:41:59

Allison Springer and Arthur were entered to compete at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for an impressive eighth time this year, but in the lead up to the event it was discovered that Arthur has developed a new heart arrhythmia. After extensive testing it was concluded that the 18-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Brandenburg’s Windstar x Kelly) should be retired from upper level eventing.
Original Post Date: 05/01/2017 - 09:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:01 09:21:26

Germany’s Michael Jung has done it again, clinching his third straight win of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover with Brigitte and Joachim Jung’s FischerRocana FST.
Original Post Date: 04/30/2017 - 17:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:03 14:13:58

Champions Live! offered horse-enthusiasts of any kind the rare chance to ask professionals of three disciplines candid questions this morning at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover. Hosted by eventing legend Jimmy Wofford, the pannelests were eventer Phillip Dutton, dressage rider Silva Martin and show jumper Melanie Smith Taylor. Here’s the most memorable quotes from the session:Jimmy Wofford
Original Post Date: 04/30/2017 - 11:34   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:30 11:43:14

Hannah Sue Burnett walks us through Richard Jeffrey's show jumping course at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. She gives us pointers on how to ride a clean, clear round, and how to utilize your turns to make the time allowed.
Original Post Date: 04/30/2017 - 11:24   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:30 11:33:55

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the show jumping phase following the final horse inspection at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.Two pairs were withdrawn from competition this morning prior to the jog: Jacqueline Mars’ Vermiculus, who was sitting in 23rd with Lauren Kieffer and Tracy Bowman’s Good Knight, who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.
Original Post Date: 04/30/2017 - 09:20   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:30 09:57:32

Today's cross-country course at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event proved to be more difficult than most had imagined. Derek di Grazia's course shook up the leaderboard even more than we had anticipated after the two full days of dressage. The Teton Rails (13AB) proved to be tough, troubling quite a few riders with 20 additional penalty points.
Original Post Date: 04/29/2017 - 22:38   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:29 22:38:36

Cross-country day at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover is one of the most anticipated days of the year for eventing enthusiasts, and the 2017 edition did not disappoint. As top horses and riders fell prey to Derek di Grazia’s unrelenting track this year, the boldest and fastest combinations nimbly climbed the ranks. Even the defending champion Michael Jung picked up 1.6 time penalties, but it was enough to sit him squarely in the lead with Brigitte and Joachim Jung’s FischerRocana FST.
Original Post Date: 04/29/2017 - 16:20   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:30 09:38:39

Most event horses have shoes tapped with stud-holes so that grooms/riders can screw in studs to give the horses better traction while galloping around cross-country. Max Corcoran shows us a good basic set of studs to start you off, as well as the studs that you'd see the grooms and riders at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event putting in their horses shoes for the track.
Original Post Date: 04/29/2017 - 14:24   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:29 14:35:51

Once the horses and riders cross the finish line on cross-country, they immediately meet their team in the vet box to help cool the horse down and then the vets check the temperature, pulse and respiration. Max Corcoran walks us through the steps that are taken, and all the details of the vet box.
Original Post Date: 04/29/2017 - 11:19   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:29 11:20:17

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