The first jog is history, the first day of dressage is nearly finished – at this moment they have fewer than ten tests remaining with Friday’s schedule that will round out the 60 combinations who will run cross-country on Saturday and show-jump on Sunday.
Here we are again – and the first thing we saw walking into the Press Center presided over by Marty Bauman, assisted by his Classic Communications/Rolex team is this poster! AMEN!!!! Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, only CCI**** in North America, is for eventing enthusiasts the “best weekend of the year!” © Lauren R Giannini Not only the best, but also one of the most exciting weekends in terms of the equestrian triathlon of dressage, cross-country and show jumping, which pretty much sums up eventing. The roster of 60 entries (we hope we counted correctly) is all-star with quite a few four-star debutantes. Needless to say, the jog has taken place, a couple horses were spun or withdrawn, and the excitement of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will continue to increase until the winner is crowned on Sunday afternoon
WHOA! Allison Springer has a new dancing partner – William Fox-Pitt’s Lionheart – the horse he rode t to team silver for GBR on home turf at the 2012 London Olympics! This is exciting news for the Upperville, VA-based rider and her Team Lionheart Syndicate LLC.
Friday, October 18 2013 by Editor
Last May, the Virginia Gold Cup races at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, launched pari-mutuel betting. According to the record crowd of spectators, it was standing room only at the betting kiosks scattered around key areas at the gorgeous venue in The Plains, Virginia.
Where have we been? On lovely exotic island drinking adult bevvies with fruit and umbrellas NOT – we have been working our derriere off – meeting deadlines! Sorry for the prolonged absence, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
First impressions – it was all very easy, albeit a long amount of time in the air – from the US to Heathrow, two hour layover and then another seven hours to Nairobi, whose time zone in seven hours ahead of the US, the UK is six hours ahed of the US (we think) – time has gotten surreal, but we digress. We landed at Nairobi International around 9:30 in the evening, right on time, and it was an easy walk to passport control – they sent us to desks marked Kenya only and the attendants stamped us through quite quickly (we had all applied for our visas back in the states).
Friday, June 07 2013 by Editor
We LOVE Upperville, and sad to say haven’t been able to spend as much time there as we did last year.
Okay, we have made it through an outstanding long weekend of Rolex Kentucky Three-day Event, presented Land Rover, and the equestrian triathlon did not disappoint. However, we’re in a bit of a tizz – first of all, Sidelines blogger and freelance photographer Beth Harpham is back in the hospital thanks – or no thanks – to that pesky pinched nerve in her back
Andrew Nicholson (NZ) sits in first and second places on Quimbo and Calico Joe respectively after a cross-country day that rang up serious changes on the leaderboard. The XC tends to bring about huge differences on the leaderboard, but holy wow… Buck Davidson put in a double clear on Reggie (Ballynoe Castle RM), jumping from 8th to 3rd AND clocking closest to the optimum time, so he won the 2-year free lease of a brand new Land Rover – oh yeah! – and William F0x-Pitt partnered Seacookie TSF to advance from 10th to fourth with another double clear