Rolex Guide 2013: All You Need To Know


Rolex is finally here… now what?!  When are the course walks?  What is the tv schedule?  Where do I go next?  Hopefully you’ll find those answers here!  If you have more info to share, please comment or send an email to [email protected]  This list is by no means comprehensive, but we’ll do our best to update it frequently.  Go Rolex!


2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event: HomepageScheduleEntry List, Ride Times, Live Scores

  • Cross-Country Course Open:  Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. (Course open to the public as of this date must stay off track of course)
  • First Horse Inspection:  Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 p.m.
  • Competitor Familiarization in Main Arena:  Wednesday, April 24, 4:30 p.m.
  • Dressage Test: Thursday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,  Friday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Second Horse Inspection:  Sunday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.
  • Jumping Test:  Sunday, April 28, 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Other Rolex Posts from Eventing Nation:

  • Getting Ready for Rolex Part II - Samantha meets the early arrivals, including Andrew Nicholson and Quimbo/Calico Joe, Fernhill Urco, and Kristi Nunnink with R-Star.
  • Monday at Rolex – Arrivals Day –  Samantha catches up with more riders and horses as they settle into the Horse Park, including WFP and Chilli Morning, Tom and Magette Meagher, and lots of other photos.
  • Tuesday at Rolex Kentucky CCI**** 2013 – Samantha watches various riders and horses schooling on the flat and hacking about before the real competition begins.  Plus, photos from riders’ visit to the UK Children’s Hospital.
  • A Few Questions For Rolex – John gives his thoughts on this year’s competition; who will win, fan favorites, and wonders will the US ever win its own four-star again?
Wednesday 4/24/13
  • 46 Horses Move on after Rolex First Horse Inspection - John checks in from the jog.  All horses passed, though Andrew Nicholson had to re-present Quimbo.  Emily Beshear did not present Here’s To You, as Quincy may have tweaked himself and the best option is to save him for another day.
Thursday 4/25/13
  • Becky Holder and Can’t Fire Me Move Into Second - A brief recap after the second morning session of Thursday’s dressage.  Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda have been re-assigned to Friday, as Cambalda reportedly got loose Thursday morning and slipped on the pavement.
  • A quick update on Cambalda - It is confirmed that Cambalda got away from his groom while lunging Thursday morning, slipped on pavement, and pending a vet inspection Jenni Brannigan will compete on Friday instead.
Friday 4/26/13
Saturday 4/27/13
  • Rolex Cross-Country Lunchtime Update - Jenni Autry quickly recaps the morning rides, which went quite well, starting off with a superb ride from William Fox-Pitt and Seacookie TSF.
  • A Tale of Two Courses – John breaks down the day of cross-country action, discussing how differently the course rode in the afternoon.
  • Rolex Saturday Interviews – Watch post-XC video interviews with Meghan O’Donoghue, Buck Davidson, Daniel Clasing, Kristi Nunnink, Kristin Schmolze, Peter Barry, Caitlin Silliman, Jan Byyny, Hawley Bennett-Awad, Emily Renfroe and James Alliston.
Sunday, 4/28/13
  • Andrew Nicholson Seals the Deal with Quimbo - Jenni Autry reports on all the action from Show Jumping day, which saw only 5 clear rounds (4 double clear).  William Fox-Pitt finished second, sandwiched between Andrew’s two horses.  Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM were the highest US pair, in 4th.  OTTB war horse Donner had a brilliant time at his first four-star, finishing on his dressage score in 5th. Meghan O’Donoghue and Pirate won the HSBC award for highest-placed first-timer at Rolex, coming in 12th.

Course Walks:

  • SmartPak Course Walk with Boyd Martin and Allison Springer-  Friday at 3:30pm.
  • North American Young Rider Course Walk presented by Mountain Horse, with Sinead Halpin 2:30 Friday at the Rolex start box.
  • FLAIR Course Walk with Ralph Hill and Eric Dierks -  3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, meet at the start box..
  • Cavalor will be hosting a lot of fun events this year at Rolex including a course walk with Will Coleman Friday @ 4 p.m. (meeting at the Cavalor Booth) and a Sip N’ Sign Saturday @5 p.m. with all their sponsored riders attending Rolex!