Apr 22, 2021

The Daily: LRK3DE Dressage Day 1

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
©Erin Gilmore Photos

This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian has already begun in dramatic fashion, with a snowstorm blanketing the Kentucky Horse Park the night before the first horse inspection. Now, the snow has melted, the spring flowers are out, and we are set with 63 combinations ready to canter into the Rolex Arena for the CCI5*-L, and 46 combinations in the CCI4*-S, after all horses passed the first inspection.

Jessica Phoenix and Jim Phillips’ Wabbit will be the first down the centerline in the CCI4*-S at 7:59 a.m. today. The division will see 21 horses this morning and will break after Lauren Lambert and her own and Team Fantastique’s Fantastique ride at 11:10 a.m. The CCI4*-S division will reconvene on Friday at 7:45 a.m. with 25 horses left to go.

The first 30 horses in the CCI5*-L will complete dressage today, kicking off with New Zealand rider Jonelle Price and The Grape Syndicate’s Grappa Nera at 12:23 p.m. The last combination in the arena today will be reigning champions Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class, the 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Angela Hislop. The pair from England won the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L in both 2018 and 2019, and they’re looking to add a third victory to their resume this year. The rest of the CCI5*-L will complete dressage tomorrow, beginning at 12:15 p.m. with Boyd Martin and his and the Turner family’s On Cue.

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 B, and horses and riders in the CCI5*-L will perform the FEI Five-Star Test B.
  • Within North America, the event is streaming on the USEF Network. You can sign up for a free US Equestrian Fan Membership to watch using the promo code “LRK3DE21” by clicking here. The live stream will be available here starting at 7:45 a.m. this morning.
  • 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.
  • 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 on the story.
  • You can still get the full Kentucky shopping experience through the virtual trade fair here! And be sure to visit ShopUSEA.com for 15% off all orders over $50 during the entire LRK3DE weekend.
  • Follow along with all of the USEA Young Event Horse graduates competing in the LRK3DE here
  • Did you miss our 2021 #LRK3DE Rider Roster on Monday? Click to take a look at all of the CCI5*-L competitors, and learn a little bit about each pair.
  • Want more facts? Read through the USEA’s fast facts of the LRK3DE!

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