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Rolex Kentucky

April 25, 2012

First Rolex Kentucky Jog Whittles Field By One

April 25—Lexington, Ky.

The ground jury accepted all but one of the 58 entries presented at this afternoon’s first horse inspection for the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

Brittany Kart was the unlucky rider to be spun. Her horse Llewellyn was held for re-inspection, and the ground jury did not accept him on his second presentation.

Diana Burnett’s Shigatzi and Kate Hicks’ Belmont were also held, but both passed upon re-inspection.

January 18, 2012

William Fox-Pitt’s Cool Mountain Out For 2012

William Fox-Pitt’s strongest potential Olympic mount, Cool Mountain, will sit out of competition in 2012 as a result of an injury sustained at last year’s HSBC European Championships (Germany) according to The Telegraph.

May 8, 2011

Reflecting On Rolex

I think William Fox-Pitt said it best in one of the press conferences last weekend: “Eventing is a mental game in both senses of the word.”  

May 4, 2011

Rutledge Savored Every Moment At Rolex Kentucky

Colleen Rutledge has a slightly different relationship with her four-star mount than most riders—he’s not just an important part of her life, he’s her sanity and stability.

Because Rutledge, 34, isn’t just a rider, teacher and trainer. She’s also a mother of three children, including a severely handicapped 6-year-old son who’s confined to a wheelchair and a 3-year-old daughter who’s had cancer since birth.

May 1, 2011

King Rules Rolex Kentucky CCI****

When Mary King jumped a double-clear show jumping round aboard Fernhill Urco, she won the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. But King still had one more chance to best her score. Kings Temptress, leading after cross-country, also jumped around flawlessly, giving her rider first and second for the first time in Rolex history.

Despite the pressure of having two horses in the top spots before show jumping, King said she felt relaxed heading into the day.

May 1, 2011

All Horses Pass Final Inspection At Rolex Kentucky

The 29 horses presented to the ground jury for the second horse inspection will all move on to show jumping today at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. Hamish Cargill’s Sandhills Tiger was held, but passed after re-inspection. Michael Pollard did not present Wonderful Will.

Show jumping begins at 1:00 p.m. EST.

April 30, 2011

Behind-The-Scenes At Rolex Kentucky

Between walking her courses, caring for her horse and actually riding a little, Sinead Halpin found the time to make a video of what it's really like behind-the-scenes at Rolex Kentucky. Enjoy!

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