Rolex Kentucky entries have just gone live, and we have 28 pairs entered at this first update! Entries only recently opened, and riders have until March 29 to submit their paperwork. The full list of accepted entries will be published no later than April 6, 2016
We’ll be bringing you updates on the entry list as new pairs are listed, so without further ado here is our first look at the 2016 Rolex entry list!
We’re thrilled to see Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot return to Rolex after “William” sustained a tendon injury at Burghley in 2014. Hannah and the 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Ms. Jacqueline Mars have had a great start to their 2016 season, most recently finishing third in the CIC3* at Red Hills over the weekend. Welcome back, William!
Many seasoned campaigners will be back out for another go at the only CCI4* in North America. Notably, Sinead Halpin with Manoir de Carneville, Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch, and Lauren Kieffer with Veronica have become staples of the Kentucky entry list and will be making their return in 2016.
We’re also seeing the first of the overseas entries listed, as Oliver Townend will be making a return to Kentucky aboard Black Tie. Oliver last visited Rolex in 2012 and this time will bring his 2014 World Equestrian Games mount, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Oliver and Karyn Shuter.
Also appearing on the entry list for Great Britain is Panda Christie with Little Leo, a 14-year-old gelding who will be contesting his second CCI4* with Panda after completing Pau in 2015. This will be Panda’s first visit to Rolex, and we’re excited to welcome her to the U.S.!
Other international riders include Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac (CAN); Daniela Moguel and Cecelia (MEX), who represented Mexico at the 2015 Pan American Games and, in their first CCI4*; Tim Bourke (IRL) and Luckaun Quality; Philippa Humphreys (GBR) and Sir Donovan; Joe Meyer (NZL) and Clip Clop; and Cody Sturgess (CAN) and Imperial Melody.
To view the complete entry list, click here and stay tuned for many more updates as more entries begin to file in. It’s that time of year, EN! Go Rolex!