All Pairs Presented Pass Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L First Horse Inspection

Apr 21, 2021 - 4:42 PM

Lexington, Ky.—April 21

All 63 horse-and-rider pairs who presented this afternoon at the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L first horse inspection were accepted by the ground jury of Peter Gray, Christina Klingspor and Robert Stevenson.

Morning snow that melted with the afternoon sunshine gave way to chilly temperatures, and there were plenty of fit, fresh horses flying like kites.

COVID-19 precautions meant no general spectators were allowed, making for an unusually quiet Wednesday afternoon spectacle. Face masks hid competitors’ smiles, but announcer Brian O’Connor made sure those who were allowed to watch in person cheered them on.

Dressage begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. with a CCI4*-S test ride, followed by CCI4*-S dressage at 7:59 until 11:10. Five-star dressage begins at 12:15 and goes until 5:30 p.m.

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Jennie Brannigan presented FE Lifestyle. She also has Stella Artois in the five-star. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Jonelle Price’s Grappa Nera was first down the jog lane. Price has two other mounts, Classic Moet and Grovine De Reve, to keep her busy this weekend. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Reigning Kentucky champion Oliver Townend presented Ballaghmor Class (pictured) and his 2019 winner Cooley Master Class. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Jonelle Price’s Grappa Nera sported a stylish cooler. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Harry Meade came from Great Britain with Superstition. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Germany’s Anna Siemer presented FRH Butt’s Avondale.
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Tight Lines gave Will Coleman a few airs above grounds. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Kevin McNab’s Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Will Coleman’s Dondante. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Boyd Martin presented Long Island T (pictured), Tsetserleg TSF and On Cue. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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The ground jury deliberated. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Buck Davidon’s Erroll Gobey was full of vigor in his first trip down the CCI5*-L jog lane. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Grooms are the heroes of the horse inspection. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Phillip Dutton presented five-star first timer Fernhill Singapore. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Doug Payne’s veteran Vandiver knows which way the cross-country course is. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Liz Halliday-Sharp’s Deniro Z, notorious for his jog day excitement, kept his cool today. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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But Lauren Nicholson’s Paramount Importance decided to be a kite. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Californian Emilee Libby presented Jakobi. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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First timers Zoe Crawford and K.E.C. Zara look eager for cross-country day. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Harbour Pilot’s stunning dapples shined with Hannah Sue Burnett. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Leslie Law and Voltaire de Tre’. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Dom Schramm’s Bolytair B. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Tamie Smith’s Mai Baum looked ready for his first CCI5*-L. Lindsay Berreth Photo

The Chronicle of the Horse will be on-site all week for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event bringing you reports from each round of competition, beautiful photos and stories from the competitors. Follow along with all of our coverage here, and be sure to read our May 17 Kentucky Results issue for more in-depth coverage and analysis of the event.

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