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.
World-class equestrian competition is back with full spectator attendance and opportunities for giving back
After a one-year hiatus for spectators due to Covid-19, The Event at Rebecca Farm will be running at full strength for competitors and spectators, July 21-25. The Event draws more than 600 riders and 8,000 spectators each year to the picturesque Flathead Valley in northwest Montana.
Max Corcoran, President of the USEA & 5* event groom, joins host Nicole Brown. Talking all things from preparations & time management tips to specific top-level grooming insights. Max shares her wealth of experience with us, highlighting that knowing your horse is the most important factor when considering all elements of equine management.
“My whole journey has been a series of interconnected circles,” says Gina Miles.
The central compass point of those circles has been the Olympics. The Games are what set the Californian on her path, and where she reached her pinnacle - the individual silver medal in Hong Kong in 2008.
Gina, now 47, was 10 when the Olympics came to Los Angeles in 1984.
Plenty of event riders have chosen to cross oceans and base themselves thousands of miles away from “home” in pursuit of their career dreams - look at the likes of New Zealanders Sir Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson, and now Tim and Jonelle Price, while Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and of course Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton have set sail from Australian shores. Not many American riders do it, though, probably because the sport is big enough and competitive enough in the U.S. not to make it necessary.