Apr 30, 2022

The 2022 LRK3DE Daily: Cross-Country

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff , Meagan DeLisle
10 - Ditch Brush. USEA/Rob Burk Photo.

For the first time since 2019, the grounds at the Kentucky Horse Park will be packed for cross-country day during the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. Tailgaters are setting up their tents, spectators are hiking to their favorite jump, and vendor row is soon to be buzzing as the competition gets underway.

First out of the start box this morning at 9:00 a.m. in the CCI4*-S is Liz Halliday-Sharp and The Monster Partnership’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Cooley Quicksilver (Womanizer x Kylmore Crystal) who currently sit in third on a 25.7. The overnight leaders Doug Payne and the 11-year-old KWPN mare, Starr Witness (Chello III VDL x Carmen) owned by Doug Payne, Catherine Winter, and Laurie McRee, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Will Coleman aboard Team Rebecca, LLC’s 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Dondante

(Pacino x Muckno Clover) are the pathfinders in the CCI5* today which is kicking off at 12:50 p.m. Overnight leaders Michael Jung and Klaus and Sabine Fischer, Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, and DOKR's 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding FirscherChipmunk FRH (Contendro I x Havanna) will start on course at 2:34 p.m.

Derek di Grazia designed both cross-country courses. The CCI4*-S has an optimum time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds and is 3,960 meters with 21 numbered fences and 33 jumping efforts at 570 mpm. The CCI5*-L course has an optimum time of 11 minutes and 4 seconds and is 6,308 meters with 28 numbered fences and 45 jumping efforts at 570 mpm. Take a walk around it here.

Be sure to catch up on all the dressage action before cross-country gets underway by clicking here.

Here’s what you need to know to follow along today:

  • All three phases of the CCI5* and CCI4*-S will be available via livestream through USEF Network at no charge in North America. If you wish to watch the event on-demand, USEF Network is offering 50% off their US Equestrian Subscriber Memberships using the promo code LRK3DE22.
  • Outside of North America, the event is streaming on Horse & Country TV+. A subscription is required.
  • Follow along with the live scores for the CCI5*-L here and the CCI4*-S here.
  • The USEA will be posting updates throughout the day on Instagram. Follow @useventing to keep up with the action on the story.
  • Don’t forget to stop by the USEA booth #318 on the hill behind the Rolex Arena to shop our exclusive new USEA apparel, snag your photo for the LRK3DE Scavenger Hunt, and to try your shot at winning a free USEA keychain!
  • Follow along with all of the USEA Young Event Horse graduates competing in the LRK3DE here.
  • Want more facts? Read through the USEA’s fast facts of the LRK3DE!

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