Apr 28, 2023

The 2023 LRK3DE Daily: Dressage Day 2

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff , Lindsay Berreth
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Competition at Kentucky kicked off on Thursday with the first half of both the CCI4*-S and CCI5*-L fields putting their best foot (or shall we say hoof?) forward in front of their respective dressage judges and today the remaining competitors will wrap up the first phase of competition in the Rolex Arena.

As a quick recap, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Nutcracker currently lead the CCI4*-S on a score of 24.1, while in the five-star it's Great Britain's Tom McEwen and JL Dublin who set the standard for the rest of the field to contest today with a score of 22.6.

Elisa Wallace and her 13-year-old Anglo European gelding Renkum Corsair (Renkum Chapot x Renkum Colitas) will be the first of the 25 contestants to enter the Rolex Arena this morning at 8:00 a.m EST. The final four-star pair to compete will be Lauren LoPiccolo and her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Diego (Vingino x Twilight) who will trot down the centerline at 11:24 a.m.

The first of 18 five-star pairs we will see this afternoon will be Emily Hamel riding Corvett, a 16-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Corrido x Tina XII). Hamel will ride at 1:00 p.m. with Will Coleman and Chin Tonic, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Chin Champ x Wildera), rounding out the five-star dressage tests at 4:03 p.m.

Didn’t get to watch the livestream yesterday or attend in person? Catch up on Thursday’s dressage coverage here.

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

    • Horses and riders in the CCI4*-S will perform the FEI Four-Star Test A, and horses and riders in the CCI5*-L will perform the FEI Five-Star Test A.
    • All three phases of the CCI5* and CCI4*-S will be available via livestream through ClipMyHorseTV at no charge in North America with a USEF Fan Membership. If you wish to watch the event on-demand, USEF is offering 50 percent off their USEF Subscriber Memberships using the promo code LRK3DE23. Learn more here.
    • Follow along with the live scores for both the CCI5*-L and CCI4*-S here.
    • Dressage ride times for the CCI4*-S can be found here.
    • Dressage ride times for the CCI5*-L can be found here.
    • The USEA will be posting updates throughout the day on Instagram. Follow @useventing to keep up with the action.
    • Don’t forget to stop by the USEA booth on the hill behind the Rolex Arena to shop our exclusive new USEA apparel!
    • There will be a USEA Grooms Program educational session at 4:30 p.m. in the Walnut Ring about “Cross-Country Prep for a 5-Star Horse” with Emma Ford.
    • Get to know 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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