Strutting Down The Strip: Moments From The Land Rover Kentucky First Horse Inspection

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Lexington, Ky.—April 24

Months of preparation have all led up to this. Final gallops were completed, and 42 horses were presented in front of the ground jury for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. (You can read all about the excitement of the jog and get the low-down on the riders’ outfits here.)

Make no mistake, these horses are fit, and some riders were holding on to kites are they traveled down the jog strip, but each and every horse was presented maticulously with stunning braids, gleaming coats and some impressive quartermarks..

From fashion-forward to more classic looks, riders were decked out too.

Scroll down for some of our favorite moments.

Hannah Sue Burnett smiled the whole way down the jog strip with Harbour Pilot. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Leslie Law posed for a picture with his wife Lesley Grant-Law and Voltaire De Tre’ prior to the jog. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Will Faudree sported his lucky Jolly Roger with Pfun. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Reigning champions Cooley Master Class and Oliver Townend wore matching serious expressions before they headed down the jog strip. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Hallie Coon snuck in a quick kiss with Celien. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Lisa Marie Fergusson’s Honor Me surveyed his fans. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Groom Ellie Leonard hung out with Unmarked Bills while Chris Talley did interviews. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Marcelo Tosi and Glenfly traveled all the way from Brazil. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Will Coleman looked cool as a cucumber with Tight Lines. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Last minute touches for Lisa Marie Fergusson’s Honor Me. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Last year’s winners, Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class, strutted down the strip. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Joe Meyer presented Johnny Royale for the ground jury. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Mara DePuy’s Congo Brazzaville C was bright-eyed before the jog. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Sharon White gave Cooley On Show a pat after they passed the jog.
Boyd Martin was all smiles with Tsetserleg. Lindsay Berreth Photo
Tight Lines looked longingly toward the cross-country course. Kimberly Loushin Photo
Hawley Bennett-Awad gave Jollybo a quick kiss. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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We’re on site at the Kentucky Horse Park to bring you all the info and photos you need to know from the biggest event of the year. Check back all weekend at and be sure to pick up the May 20 print edition of the Chronicle for much more.


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