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!
From the time we begin jumping, we are always working on perfecting the canter. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to train with a variety of top professionals and each had their tried and true method for developing the right canter to jump a clear round. The best instructors have their own methods for helping their students recognize this “perfect” canter.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.