Lexington, Ky.—April 30
Thirty-nine horses will show jump this afternoon at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. Forty horses presented for the final horse inspection this morning in front of ground jury members Christina Klingspor, Nick Burton and David Lee.
Two pairs did not present—Lauren Kieffer withdrew Vermiculus and Jolie Wentworth withdrew GoodKnight.
Kieffer explained on her Facebook page that Vermiculus was muscle sore after a slip at the Head Of The Lake yesterday.
Three horses were held—Lillian Heard’s Share Option, Ellen Doughty-Hume’s Sir Oberon and Doug Payne’s Vandiver. Vandiver did not pass upon reinspection.
Show jumping begins at 1 p.m.
See photos from the morning’s jog:
Boyd Martin borrowed Will Faudree’s suit from the Wednesday jog. All photos by Lisa Slade.
Kristin Schmolze and Ballylaffin Bracken looked ready to slay at the final horse inspection.
Joe Meyer and Clip Clop were the first pair to go clear on yesterday’s cross-country.
Selena O’Hanlon’s Foxwood High caught the morning light.
Four off the floor: High Times looked ready to go around again with Jen McFall.
Clark Montgomery presented the lovely Loughan Glen.
Master Tredstep came all the way from Ireland for this event with rider Aidan Keogh.
Perfectly in sync: Matt Brown and Super Socks BCF start today’s show jumping as the highest-placed U.S. pair.
All smiles on a Sunday: Maxime Livio grinned his way through the jog with Qalao des Mers.
Mr. Medicott, future horse model, passed the jog with Phillip Dutton, as did Dutton’s other two mounts.
“Can I go cross-country again?” Holly Payne Caravalla’s Never Outfoxed sailed through the second inspection.
Pavarotti: accepted. Jessica Phoenix and the gelding will start today’s jumping in 16th place.
Swagger, they’ve got it. Michael Jung presented a dappled fischerRocana FST for the final jog. The pair is currently leading.
Ellen Doughty-Hume’s Sir Oberon was held but then passed upon re-presentation.
Phillip Dutton jogged a sound Tight Lines for a very lame Will Coleman. The latter tore a tendon in his leg on yesterday’s cross-country.
I think it’s safe to say that Hannah Sue Burnett likes Under Suspection, who jumped clear in her first four-star yesterday.
A disappointing day for Doug Payne whose Vandiver was spun at the second jog.
Woodge Fulton, in her first four-star, looked very professional presenting Captain Jack.
PS Arianna and Madeline Backus have been a team for 10 years, and they’ll start show jumping today in 20th place.
Zara Tindall and High Kingdom are sitting third after cross-country for Great Britain.
Will Faudree, who loaned his white suit to Boyd Martin, went for a more casual look with Pfun at this second horse inspection.
I’m Sew Ready is sew handsome.
Hawley (Bennett-Awad) and Jolly(bo) jogged happily together.