On Thursday morning, the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will begin as the first horse canters down the center line in the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Forty-three horse-and-rider combinations are set to tackle the only CCI5*-L in North America this year, with entries from eight different countries from around the world.
Each year the field is made up of horses and riders just starting out at the five-star level to seasoned five-star veterans, ranging in age from younger stars just beginning their careers at the five-star level to older, more experienced competitors. Every horse and rider has a story behind the journey that has brought them to Kentucky to compete at the highest level the sport of eventing has to offer.
To help you get to know this year’s field of competitors, we’ve collected data on every horse and rider as well as fun facts about the pairs to get you excited for this weekend’s competition. Click below to check out the USEA’s 2019 LRK3DE Roster! If you're going to be on site this weekend, you can also stop by the USEA Booth (to the right when you exit the Rolex Stadium across from the Buck Davidson statue) and pick up your copy there.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Fast Facts, which will be packed full of interesting information about the event as well as everything you need to know to follow along, whether you’re going to be on site in Kentucky or watching from home.
Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were the highest placed combination of the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands hosted at the Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L in Enschede, the Netherlands, earning a final score of 31.9 for 11th place out of a competitive field of 97 starters. The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, comprised of Tamie Smith, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Jennie Brannigan and reserve Matt Flynn, was led under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander.
Mya Poulos and Vanessa Stroh were the junior and adult amateur recipient of the award at the Otter Creek Farm Fall Horse Trials, September 13-15, 2019, which hosted the Area IV leg of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award takes place in each of the 10 USEA Areas and rewards one junior and one adult amateur riders for their safe and effective cross-country riding.
The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is only two months away! Multiple keynote speakers, three-day eventing inspired films, and a 60th anniversary celebration – the schedule is packed with special highlights that will make this year unforgettable. The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is on Dec. 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
In the thrilling finale to the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 series at Boekelo, The Netherlands today, Team Germany posted their fourth win of the season while league leaders Sweden held on to take the series title. However, some of the biggest smiles were on Swiss faces when they pulled Olympic qualification out of the bag.