Well, after spending a full day of watching (and mentally) riding Rolex cross country yesterday, I’m feeling a mixture of exhaustion and elation. It was everything a 4* promises to be, and more. There were thrills, there were a few spills, there were some unforgettable rides from younger inexperienced pairs and there were also examples of excellent horsemanship from riders we know and respect. I have to give a shout out to a few people who I thought really shone, namely Meghan O’Donoghue at her first 4*, Lynn Symansky for absolutely smoking it on her beautiful Donner, and Kristin Schmolze for taking Rox around his first 4* with total class. Way to go girls!
Jogs are held at 8:30 AM EST, and Show Jumping doesn’t start until 1:15, starting from the bottom up. Some of the riders in the top ten have a little breathing room, but that doesn’t mean things won’t get shaken up tomorrow over the colored poles, so keep on your toes!
DON’T FORGET! All your Rolex needs will be met by moving your eyes to the right, and a little up, where we have all the links you could ever want. Additionally, the Rolex Guide 2013 will be updated all weekend long with all the information you can handle!
Other Events this Weekend:
Did you see Buck Davidson, Maddie Blackman and Kendal Lehari sporting new and cool looking XC vests yesterday? Tipperary has launched a new vest, which is sure to become one of your favorites! A select group of dealers will be stocking the new Eventer Pro 3015 vest at Rolex. The new Eventer Pro 3015 has an improved anatomical fit-mobility with patent pending EVOLUTION FOAM that conforms to each individual athletes body shape and size. You can find out more about the vest HERE.
Since you’ve got a good long time between jogs and the beginning of Show Jumping…Tredstep Ireland will be showcasing their new line of breeches at the Bit of Britain booth this year! The symphony clothing collection is inspired by the extraordinary beauty and precision of symphonic music. So if you’re at Rolex stop by BoB and try them on and feel the music!
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