Apr 27, 2023

The 2023 LRK3DE Daily: Dressage Day 1

Buck Davidson and Erroll Gobey. USEA/Lindsay Berreth photo

The wait is over! The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian finally kicks off this morning with four-star dressage leading the way at 8:00 a.m Eastern where we will see the first 24 pairs make their way down the centerline. Following yesterday's first horse inspection of the five-star field, all 38 pairs that presented were accepted with 20 of them starting their five-star journey this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Sarah Kozumplik and the 18-year-old gray Selle Français gelding Rubens D'Ysieux (Balougran x Orenda D'ysieux) that she owns with Edith Rameika are the first pair to kick start competition in Kentucky in the CCI4*-S. Hanna Bundy and the 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Lovely Assistant (Colonel John x Absolutely Lovely) will be the last of the 24 CCI4*-S pairs set to canter down the centerline on Thursday. Four-star dressage will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Friday with the remaining 25 horses led by Elisa Wallace and the Corsair Syndicate's 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding Renkum Corsair (Renkum Chapot x Renkum Colitas), winners of the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in 2022.

Kicking off the five-star competition is Buck Davidson aboard the first of his three five-star mounts. That is Cassandra Segal, Natalie Sandler, Lisa Darden's 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding Erroll Gobey (Cassini II x Ulla II) at 1:30 p.m. The last of the 21 five-star pairs who will compete on Thursday is Will Coleman riding the Off the Record Syndicate's 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Off The Record (VDL Arkansas x Drumagoland Bay).

The remaining 17 competitors will set out to dazzle the dressage judges on Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Emily Hamel leading the way aboard Black Flag Option's 16-year-old Holsteiner gelding Corvett.

Did you miss yesterday's horse inspection? You can re-watch it here and read the report 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!
  • 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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