Apr 11, 2024

Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event Draw Order Released

By Lindsay Berreth - USEA Staff
2022 World Champions Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir will be competing at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

The Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event draw order is out, and 42 pairs are set to start, down from the original entry list of 47.

Notable withdrawals include Great Britain's Ros Canter and her 2023 Pau CCI5*-L (France) winner Izilot DHI, who's entered at Badminton (England), Tamie Smith's Elliot V, Sydney Solomon's Early Review C, and Emily Hamel's high-jumping crowd favorite Corvett, who was just named to the U.S. Equestrian Federation's European Development Tour.

Phillip Dutton will head down centerline first on five-star first timer Denim, one of three horses he has entered. Azure will start in the 47th spot, while Quasi Cool, also making his five-star debut, will be 23rd.

Jennie Brannigan has two horses in Twilightslastgleam and FE Lifestyle, as does Andrew McConnon with Ferrie's Cello and five-star first timer Wakita 54. James Alliston (Paper Jam and Karma), Doug Payne (Camarillo and Quantum Leap), and Boyd Martin (On Cue and Tsetserleg) also have double rides. Martin's horses are still cross-entered at Badminton, as is Meghan O'Donoghue with Palm Crescent.

World no. 1 Oliver Townend (GBR) will ride Cooley Rosalent as the 38th to go, while 2022 World Champion Yasmin Ingham (GBR) will ride Banzai du Loir in the 18th spot.

The Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event takes place from 24-28 in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA will be on site to bring you all the news.

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