Apr 21, 2021

All Horses Pass the First Horse Inspection at the 2021 LRK3DE

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack. Erin Gilmore photo.

With snow taking the place of spectators, the first day of the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian looked much different than any other year. A total of 63 horses were presented today (Wednesday, April 21) to the ground jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE), Robert Stevenson (USA), Peter Gray (CAN), and the veterinary delegate Karen Nyrop, DVM (USA).

The first to present were the non-U.S.-based horses including the two-time defending champion, Cooley Master Class and Oliver Townend, as well as the 2018 Badminton champion, Classic Moet and Jonelle Price. Following the international horses were the U.S. riders who had multiple horses including William Coleman, Boyd Martin, Buck Davidson, and Phillip Dutton who each have three horses competing.

All 63 horses presented were accepted on the first presentation. The CCI5*-L dressage will start tomorrow, Thursday, April 22 after the CCI4*-S morning dressage session. Jonelle Price and Grappa Nera will be the first to go down the centerline in the CCI5*-L at 12:23 p.m.

Presented by Dubarry, the best dressed female was awarded to Meghan O’Donoghue and the best dressed male was Will Faudree.

Meghan O'Donoghue won best-dressed female. Erin Gilmore Photo.

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