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.
It’s back to school for the USEA Collegiate Members! Last week several eventing teams described what it was like going back to school amidst COVID-19, and this week eventing teams participated in the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Video Contest. The videos submitted represent a day in the life of a USEA Collegiate Member. The most creative video would win its own social media post on the USEA social media accounts.
My road to success is a bit different and quite a bit longer than most. Hi, my name is Jennarose Ortmeyer. I am 24 years old and my eventing journey started three years ago in the summer of 2017. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, I moved to North Carolina in June of 2017 seeking to further my career. I was a professional in the hunter/jumper world then and I hadn’t the faintest idea of how drastically my life was about to change.
How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.
The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.