Well, another Best Weekend All Year has come to a close and while we’re sad to kiss the KHP goodbye for another year, we’re thrilled at the fabulous weekend of sport we had. It’s a British Invasion as Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class take the win, while there may be some disappointment that we didn’t see an historic four-peat or an American winner take the #LRK3DE, any bummed out-ness we’re feeling about those things is overcome by being totally thrilled for Oliver!
Congratulations to all competitors this weekend and thank YOU, the fans, for following along during #LRK3DE and battling through #ChinchCrash2018 with us. ‘Til next year, here’s a look back at the last day of competition at Kentucky:
Thanks everyone for all your support. Can't believe it. Amazing horses, amazing owners, amazing team. Speechless.
— Oliver Townend (@Oliver_Townend) April 29, 2018
— Margie Shoop (@Mshoop) April 29, 2018
No you started crying when Lauren wrapped Bug up in a huge hug after going double clear #LRK3DE
— anna (@annaegreiner) April 29, 2018
— mallory stiver (@MalloryStiver) April 29, 2018
Cracker of a round from Will Coleman and Tight Lines. Absolutely got it done. Can we all agree to do as much as possible to make Coleman smile like that more often? 👀 #lrk3de
— Tilly Berendt (@TillyBerendt) April 29, 2018
— Tori Teunissen (@jtuna04) April 29, 2018
It’s the Sunday night before finals week and I haven’t studied anYTHIG bc I’ve been watching #lrk3de Someone please explain to me how it’s possible that I still have a decent GPA bc this has been me all semester
— Natalie Burkhart (@equislytherin) April 30, 2018
Sunday Sip: House Cocktail at the Kentucky Horse Park. Last day of the best weekend all year: Kentucky Three Day Event. Blue skies, bourbon, show jumping, thrilling runs, and a very reluctant farewell to the best cheese grits on the planet at The Lexington Diner. #sundaysip #kentuckythreedayevent #bestweekendallyear #horsingaround #bourbon #kentucky #lexington #home #bluegrass #kentuckyhorsepark #showjumping #picoftheday #perfectrun #grits #sip #lrk3de #cheers @kentuckythreedayevent @kentucky_horse_park @visitlex @watermelonbombpop
A big thank you to @USHJA and @OmegaAlphaEQ, who sponsored a meet-and-greet breakfast for our #TBMakeover trainers while so many of them were in town for #LRK3DE! We loved seeing all the #OTTB‘s in the USHJA’s Wheeler Museum, and our trainers loved Omega Alpha’s door prizes! pic.twitter.com/lHWYYp1iAj
— Retired Racehorse Project (@RRP_TBMakeover) April 30, 2018