Allie Knowles kept a remarkable cool as she entered the Main Arena here at the Kentucky Horse Park and rode Last Call, both of them competing in their first CCI**** to perfection. With a massive entourage of friends and supporters, and I imagine an ever-increasing amount of fans she handles the pressure with maturity and poise, the only time I’ve ever seen her close to nervous was after Mary King’s test – Mary is her absolute idol she shared with me, and just standing so close to her was making her shake! Luckily she showed no such sign in the main ring and now sits very handily in the top 3 at lunch time on the second day, sandwiched between legends Andrew Nicholson and Mary King — way to represent, Allie and we like the company you keep!
Massive congratulations to Allie and her entire team – looking forward to seeing you rock it out on course Saturday. Go AK Eventing and Go Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.