Are you ready for the first of two days of dressage at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event? Nineteen riders will canter into the Rolex Arena for the inaugural CCI5*-L today. Caroline Martin will be the first to ride for judges Christina Klingspor (SWE), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker (USA) at 10:00 a.m. on Islandwood Captain Jack. Martin will then return for her second ride aboard Danger Mouse as the penultimate ride at 2:44 p.m.
Buck Davidson is the only other rider with two mounts today – he rides his longtime partner Park Trader at 10:08 a.m. and his second ride is five-star first-timer, Jak My Style at 2:52 p.m. as the final ride of the day. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z are the third in today for their second five-star start. They scored a 29.8 at Luhmuhlen last year so are ones to watch for sure.
After the lunch break, the competitor who traveled the farthest, Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford, will have their turn in the ring. The Australian natives have won the Adelaide twice, but are competing outside of their country for the first time together.
Here’s what you need to know to follow along today:
Horses and riders will perform the FEI 2017 Five-Star Test A.
Follow the live scores here.
Dressage ride times 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.
The USEA Event College is in session! Learn the secrets of a groom’s warmup bag from Courtney Carson and Rachael Livermore. Find out what classes the USEA has planned this week here and watch all of the USEA Event College Videos here.
Need a break from dressage? Visit the USEA booth for all your official eventing merchandise.
Don't forget to follow the USEA event coverage on social media!
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).