The final two riders of the day, Jessica Phoenix and Lauren Kieffer, gave the leaderboard at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover quite a shake, swooping in for the top two places, respectively, after the first day of dressage.
“It’s exciting!” Phoenix sang about her first-place position with Don Good’s Pavarotti on a score of 43.1. “I’m just so proud of everything Pavarotti did today and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the weekend with him.”
Class is now in session for the USEA/PHC Event College at the 2017 Rolex entucky Three-Day Event. We join our next professor, Lauren Kieffer in the dressage warm up to talk strategy. How long is ideal for warm up? What are her goals no matter the horse? Is she nervous? Watch to find out.
Besides the thrilling competition, the next best thing about The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the shopping and the USEA has got you covered! Stop by the USEA booth for our newest arrivals exclusively for Rolex spectators. Visit us at booth 31. We’re between U.S. Pony Club and U.S. Equestrian, directly across from the Marla and Oscar’s Beer Garden! So grab a drink (those who are 21+) and let’s shop!
1. Sun shirts: Get everyone’s favorite summer riding shirt USEA-a-fied! We have this popular Ariat SunStopper in an array of colors and patterns
2. Channel your inner Lauren Kieffer
All but one of the 60 horses presented to the Ground Jury this afternoon at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover will continue to compete after the first horse inspection.
The Kentucky springtime sun shone brightly on this year’s group of four-star hopefuls as riders presented their equine partners to the Ground Jury of President Christina Kligspor (SWE), Nick Burton (GBR) and David Lee (IRL). Big hats, bold colors and stunning suits represented a common theme at today’s inspection as all the riders eagerly await the announcement of the Dubarry of Ireland’s Best Dressed Award.
Curious to learn the tricks of the trade on show turnout at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event? Watch the video above as world renowned groom Max Corcoran tours us through the Rolex barns and gives us insider tips on show turnout before the first veterinary inspection.
About The Event College
Hosted by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC), The Event College at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is going virtual in 2017! The Event College is a special event designed to educate the general public on the sport of Eventing, and will take place throughout the duration of the competition.
The long-awaited #BestWeekendAllYear is finally here, the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Whether you are enjoying the action in Lexington, or you are following along from home, there is something for everyone! Here’s our helpful guide with all the links and information you’ll need this week. Check back throughout the week as we add more useful links and information.
Follow the Action
All Areas are encouraged to host a town hall meeting once again! Come share your opinions and suggestions on the issues facing our sport. Town hall meetings are be free and open to all with a stake in U.S. Eventing.
This post will be updated to reflect the exact time when it is announced. Light snacks and water will be provided.
The town halls will be structured in such a way that all those present will be given the opportunity to speak in an open and respectful forum. All input will be compiled by the USEA for future consideration and/or implementation.
Topics discussed during the town hall will most likely include:
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with equestrian data science company, EquiRatings, to implement the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) at national level in the U.S.
The partnership follows months of engagement between the parties which began immediately after the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. last December. EquiRatings will work with the USEA on developing data analysis and implementing their predictive analysis tool to measure and manage risk – the ERQI.
As the countdown to the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event ticks on, 10 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates are gearing up to compete in one of the most prestigious events in the world. The YEH program is designed to identify the up-and-coming superstars of the sport. The series offers classes for 4- and 5-year-olds where judges evaluate their suitability for the highest levels of eventing, and now years later we have a successful pool of gradutes who have made it. Meet the alumni:
The Foothills Nature Equestrian Center (FENCE) boasted one of the largest collegiate team challenges to date last weekend at their April FENCE Horse Trials with 12 teams made of 33 students going head-to-head for top honors.
It was University of Kentucky (UK) who ultimately earned the win with their UK White team. Made up of riders Taylor Pence, Rachel Kiczuk, Adrienne Watts and Claire Rowlands, the quartet lead the challenge wire-to-wire finishing on a final team score of 92.43.
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Flowers aren’t the only thing in bloom. With many parts of the country experiencing a mild winter, mosquito populations may be particularly abundant this spring. That means an increased risk of your horse contracting West Nile virus (WNV). Now is the time to think about prevention.
West Nile virus remains the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States. Transmitted by mosquitoes that can infect horses and humans, WNV has been detected in horses in all 48 continental states, as well as most of Canada and Mexico.