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, 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.
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…
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!