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.
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