Only two of James Alliston’s three mounts will advance to show jumping this afternoon after Tivoli was held and then spun by the Rolex Kentucky ground jury. The 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood was Alliston’s highest-placed horse, standing ninth after cross-country.
The 46 horses presented today for the initial horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** were all accepted by the ground jury, but a last-minute injury forced the withdrawal of Emily Beshear’s Here’s To You. Beshear, of Somerset, Va., did not present.
Kiwi rider Andrew Nicholson’s mount Quimbo was the only horse sent to the hold box, but he passed upon re-inspection.
I wish I could be one of those super-chic travelers I always see in photos on Pinterest.
I try. I pack light. I wear black. I bring a scarf that I endeavor to wrap in an effortless-looking (but in fact highly labor intensive) way. I avoid velour sweatpants with slogans plastered across the bum at all costs. I try not to loll about in the seats at the gate, limbs akimbo and feet propped on tables that are meant for people’s food.
I’d gotten a lot of beyond-belief emails in my tenure at the Chronicle, but this was a first.
The craziest emails always seem to come on Monday mornings. Most of us try to stay up-to-date with our work correspondence over the weekends, so it’s not a matter of weird messages piling up over a few days off. By a strange twist of fate, they all just seem to flood in on Monday mornings of their own accord.