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Your quick guide to the 2017 Rolex CCI4* competition field

Micahel Jung and Fischerrocana FST - Rolex 2016 XC

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] It’s finally here! The 2017 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* starts tomorrow afternoon with the first horse inspection. There are 62 pairs set to compete in this prestigious event. There are 52 different riders in the field from eight different nations. Rolex is the first CCI4* event of the year and the only CCI4* on North American soil. It is hosted at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Dressage takes place on Thursday and Friday, followed by everyone’s favourite, cross-country on Saturday and the event concludes on Sunday…

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You could win over $1000 in prizes. Choose your Rolex Fantasy Eventing Teams today.

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  NO ENTRY FEE – PLAY FOR FREE  CHOOSE THE WINNING ROLEX  FANTASY EVENTING TEAM Join the fun and see how well you know the Eventing talent!!! In the simplest terms, you choose a Fantasy Team of four pairs from the CCI4* Rolex competition and if your team delivers the lowest accumulated score, you win! Each team will be allowed a drop score to make it more interesting. It is easy to enter and fun to follow along. Scores will be updated all weekend. Deadline: You can enter and change your teams up until 8:30 am on April 27 The…

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2017 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* to premiere “Champions Live!” Event

2016 Olympic Eventing individual Bronze Medalist 
Phillip Dutton. Photo credit to Jenni Autry.

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] The 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover, will premiere “Champions Live!” a new Sunday morning discussion panel featuring U.S. equestrian champions from each Olympic discipline. America’s only Four Star Event, known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” will host a star-studded list of competitors when it returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 27-30. Champions Live! will take place after the final horse inspection on Sunday, April 30 at the Kentucky Club from approximately 9:30-11:00 AM. Three-time Olympic veteran Jimmy Wofford will…

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Friday’s Five – Things you need to know before competing at a CCI event

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  Competing at a CCI is a huge accomplishment in itself. By the time you make it to a CCI you have spent countless hours in the saddle training and have probably shed some blood, sweat and tears on your journey to this riding milestone. CCI events are a true test of a horse’s fitness because the cross-country courses are more challenging and longer than at horse trials or CIC events. And let’s not forget that a top placing at a CCI makes for serious bragging rights and many events at this level now feature a healthy amount of prize money. There are few…

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27 Irish Sport Horses are set to compete at this year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI4*

Will Coleman and Obos O'Reilly at the 2015 Rolex CCI4*, where they finished 6th.

  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] A whopping 27 Irish Sport Horses, plus one Irish-bred Thoroughbred and two Irish Sport Horse cross-breeds, are set to compete in the thrilling 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover, April 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. “The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of the most exhilarating and toughest competitions in the world and we are very excited to watch the Irish riders and the Irish horses tackle it!” said Elaine Hatton, Director of International Marketing for Horse Sport Ireland. “Out of…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Excuses for never competing at a CCI4*

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WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 -Excuses for never competing at a CCI4* 10. I made the safe choice and went to University. 9. My horse never liked flying changes and I did not want to put any pressure on him. 8. I could never find a good enough coach. 7.  My parents were too poor. 6. The…

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Meet four first-timers set to compete at this year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI4*

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  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] The USEF’s Eventing Emerging Athlete Program is an age-restricted program that identifies and cultivates talented young riders ages 18 and under and 25 and under with the potential to evolve into future United States team candidates. They’re coached by USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law. This year, four of the program’s riders are among the entries for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover. Madeline Backus Horse: P.S. Arianna. “She’s a joy to be around and has so much personality. She’s so loving in the…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Fair Hill International H.T.

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  Connect with the Fair Hill International H.T. action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries] [Results] This weekend, many of the top eventers from the Northeastern United States will be competing at the Fair Hill International H.T. in Elkton, Maryland. There is a CIC3*, CIC2*, CIC1* and national divisions ranging from Training to Advanced taking place at Fair Hill. Dressage for all of the CIC divisions is happening on Friday, along with the show jumping for the CIC3*. The CIC2* and CIC1* are show jumping on Saturday morning and cross-country for all three of the CIC divisions will also be on Saturday. The renowned…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Ocala International 3-Day & H.T.

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  Connect with Ocala International 3-Day & H.T. action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] [Results] This weekend, the first CCI event of the 2017 North American season is taking place in Ocala, Florida. The Ocala International 3-Day is hosting a CCI2* and CCI1* division, along with national divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to Intermediate. There will also be an Advanced Combined test taking place, which some Rolex Kentucky CCI4* bound pairs are using as their final preparation outing. The event action kicks off on Thursday morning with the first horse inspection for the CCI1*, followed by dressage. The CCI2* first horse…

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This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI4* is going to be a fierce competition

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  Connect with the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* action: [Website] [Schedule] [Draw Order] Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Michael Jung of Germany, the two-time defending Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event champion and winner of the 2016 Rolex Grand Slam, heads the list of top riders, including Olympic, World and European champions, entered for the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover. Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 27-30. The Kentucky Horse Park will welcome a star-studded list of competitors, with some riders entered with up…

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