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Our Favorite Photos From A Historic ‘Best Weekend All Year’



Lexington, Ky.—May 1

Tamie Smith made history when she became the first West Coast woman to win the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L aboard Mai Baum, and the Chronicle was there to capture all the excitement. Check out some of our favorite photos from the “Best Weekend All Year.”

Tamie Smith celebrated after jumping clear with Mai Baum to win the five-star. Kimberly Loushin Photo
From that jaunty flat cap, we’re guessing this eventer in training is rooting for Will Coleman. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S winner Karl Slezak of Canada fielded questions from the press about the meaning of Hot Bobo’s name. “She came with that name,” he said, which he was told is an Irish nightcap given to children to help them sleep. Mollie Bailey Photo
Zara Tindall was 15th in the five-star with Class Affair. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Mai Baum’s pit crew jumped into action after cross-country, where he was one of five horses to jump double-clear in the CCI5*-L. Mollie Bailey Photo
Goats: To our knowledge, one’s never gotten in trouble for chasing a horse on cross-country day. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Tamie Smith is the first female U.S. winner of the Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L in 18 years. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire put in a clean show jumping round to finish third in the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S as they prepare for the Luhmühlen CCI5*-L (Germany) in June. Mollie Bailey Photo
Tamie Smith gave owner Alex Ahearn a hug after her win. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Who is that masked woman? Eye-catching Azure jumped to seventh place with Phillip Dutton in the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S. Mollie Bailey Photo
Zachary Brandt was all smiles after Direct Advance sailed through the first horse inspection. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Capitol HIM and Hannah Sue Hollberg jumped to 11th in the Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S. Mollie Bailey Photo
Will Coleman and Off The Record in their dressage test. The pair finished seventh in the CCI5*-L. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Rebecca Braitling thanked Caravaggio II after finishing the CCI4*-S show jumping. Mollie Bailey Photo
Booli Selmayr’s beautiful Millfield Lancando. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Canadian Sporthorse Fluorescent Adolescent and Jessica Phoenix landed in 24th in the Cosequin Lexington CSI4*-S. Mollie Bailey Photo
Boyd Martin acknowledges the crowd after his dressage test with Contessa, who competed in her first five-star. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Landmark’s Monte Carlo gets an ear rub from Lauren Nicholson following his dressage test. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Will Coleman’s supporters watch his dressage test. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Will Faudree, who rode Mama’s Magic Way in the five-star, won the Dubarry of Ireland Best Dressed Award at the first horse inspection. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Jamie Kellock, who groomed for Jessica Phoenix at the 2019 Pan American Games (Peru), finished the four-star with Summer Bay. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Germany’s Alina Dibowski and Barbados 26 flew their national colors at the first horse inspection. Mollie Bailey Photo
Buck Davidson shared an inside joke with Sorocaima after their dressage test. Mollie Bailey Photo
Liz Halliday-Sharp with Miks Master C’s groom Isabel Turner. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Great Britain’s David Doel and Galileo Nieuwmoed looked sharp at the first horse inspection. Mollie Bailey Photo
JL Dublin looked pleased with himself after his dressage test. Mollie Bailey Photo
Sara Kozumplik’s grooms (from left) Sara Kelson and Janelle Fleming celebrated after her round. Mollie Bailey Photo
John Michael Durr’s Blue Rodeo was ready for a close-up. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Andrew McConnon and Wakita 53 finished 26th in the four-star. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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