Elisa Wallace Recaps Her Dressage and Looks Forward to Cross Country

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo by Jenni Autry.

With one Rolex CCI4* already under their belt, Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless have returned to Kentucky this year and look to be in better form than ever.

They shaved a point off their 2015 dressage score to squeak into the upper 40s and will head into cross-country tomorrow into 25th place, a position that is well within striking distance when you have a horse that’s as brilliant a jumper and galloper as her “Johnny.”

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Elisa, of Jasper, Georgia-based Wallace Eventing, talks us through her test:

She kindly took a moment to catch us up to speed on her fan-favorite Australian-bred OTTB, owned by the Simply Priceless Syndicate LLC, and share her impressions of the big course that lies ahead:

Elisa and Johnny’s top 20 finish here last year earned them the distinction of being the top-placed Rolex rookies of 2015, and we can’t wait to see them build on that already impressive accomplishment this weekend.

In addition to the no-small-task of running a four-star this week, Elisa has been keeping us entertained, impressed and inspired with mustang demonstrations in the Walnut Ring featuring her celebrity-status mounts Fledge and Rune.

Come on out and watch Rune and Fledge live and in person at #rk3de at 11:30 today! #saveahorserideamustang

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Here’s a video of their performance on Thursday — even the rain couldn’t dampen the fun Elisa clearly has working with these two talents!

And, as if that wasn’t enough, she’s been moonlighting as a Chinch jockey as well…

If you can ride a horse, you can ride a chinchilla. #chinchtagram #rk3de @goeventing

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Best of luck to Elisa and Johnny! Go Eventing.

Pro Tip: Be sure to check out her interview on today’s special Rolex edition of Horses in the Morning as well!

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