For Throwback Thursday this week, I thought you might like to see a gallery of the top 12 finishers from last weekend’s Wellington Eventing Showcase.
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I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the action from Dressage Day at the 2016 Wellington Eventing Showcase. Here are the top 12 riders at the end of the first day of competition:
The excitement is building for the start of the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. Like last year, the cross country course is immaculate, with flowers everywhere, loads of palm trees and perfect footing.
Capt. Mark Phillips had a few tricks up his sleeve when he designed this course — including having the horses and riders galloping through the sponsor tent and down a drop into the arena at fence 21 and then on to the last fence and the finish line in front of all of the fans. It should be quite thrilling!
Keep scrolling for a photo gallery preview of the course, plus photos from yesterday afternoon’s ring familiarization. EN’s own Jenni Autry and her furry sidekick Chinch are on the grounds providing your #EventingShowcase coverage, so be sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram and keep it locked here for all of EN’s live coverage.
Dressage is live streaming all day today at this link. Go Eventing.
The CCI2* course proved to be a challenging track for many of the competitors. But at the end of cross country day here are the top five on the Fair Hill leaderboard:
Derek di Grazia’s CCI3* course proved to be a challenging track for most of the competitors today at Fair Hill. Here is a gallery of the top five after cross country:
It was a beautiful Fall day in Elkton, Maryland, for fun in the Fair Hill CCI3* sand box! Here are the top five riders in CCI3* dressage:
It is Rolex 2015 Throwback Thursday! This album contains 2-3 pictures of all of this year’s Rolex starters in the heat of the competition from the horse inspections, Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium. A lot has happened in the weeks since Rolex, and I hope that this brings back great memories for those who were there, and helps to capture all of the fun and excitement for those of you who couldn’t attend in person. Relive some of the Insanity!
All photos by Rare Air Photography.
It was a great day for the competitors to take a spin around the sandbox.
The best of the best came from all over the world to compete at this year’s Rolex. Everyone came to the first horse inspection dressed to the nines. It was a lovely day for fashion and horses on the best runway around.
As the afternoon temperatures dropped, the Advanced division competitors turned up the heat in the dressage arena. There were many boisterous, fun-filled tests, where the horses displayed their enthusiasm for the dressage phase.
In spite of the “brisk” March Florida weather today, all of the CIC3* competitors were sizzling!
The Wellington Eventing Showcase got the party started on Saturday morning with the stadium rounds:
A beautiful day + eventing’s top riders + palm trees + a beautiful Mark Phillip’s cross country course = priceless!
I was able to catch some of the dressage action yesterday afternoon in Wellington. They have a pretty sweet sand box!
It was a gorgeous, 72 degree fall day today in Lexington KY, and the fall colors were almost as spectacular as some of the rides in the CCI* Divisions at the Kentucky Horse Park. The course was a bit challenging for many horse and rider pairs. “How challenging?” you ask. I was curious too, so I had my friend Julia do a quick analysis of the CCI* results.
Here are a few statistics for you:
CCI* Divisions A + B = 55 Total Rides
Not everyone completed the course:
6 Eliminations (11%)
7 Riders Retired on Course (13%)
4 Rider Falls (7%)
18 Riders (32%) Who Did Not Complete
Of those riders who did complete the course:
11 Riders came home with 20 penalties (30%)
2 Riders came home with 40 penalties (5%)
1 Rider came home with 60 penalties (3%)
At the end of the day, two Canadians on Fernhill horses are the leaders in the Clubhouse: Karl Slezak and Fernhill Dutch Design lead the CCI* Division A, and Katlyn Hewson and Fernhill Cascum Marco leads CCI* Division B.
I can’t wait to see how it all turns out tomorrow!
I always say that I take pictures to capture the memories of an event for the riders and their fans. I am afraid that this post (a memory from August)- was delayed a few weeks due to life events. Richland was as magical as it always is.
The courses all rode really well and there were plenty of excellent technical questions for the horses and riders to master. I hope the pictures bring back good memories for the competitors and give their fans a glimpse of the action at one of the best Horse Trials of the summer.
Nate Chambers was really pleased (you might even say “satisfied” …) with Satisfaction and his performance at the Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse trials in Barrington, Ill., this weekend. They stopped in Illinois on their trip from Florida to Virginia with high hopes, and they leave the state with a CCI* win under their belts. It was a very competitive field, and here is a gallery of the top eight CCI* division horse and rider teams (sadly, Kristen Rozycki and Kalamatta, third place, managed to elude the photographer):
A week ago today we gathered in the Rolex lane way to watch the action. Going to the horse inspection this year was kind of like going to sit in the stands at the Oscars’ red carpet run way to see the stars walk in to the auditorium. Who would show up after the grueling XC course yesterday? What would they wear? There was palpable excitement in the air. And the crowd was HUGE. Someone told the masses that one of the best kept secrets of Rolex was how totally cool the Horse Inspection on Sunday morning can be.
There was a lot of emotion from the fans when the announcements were made. We gasped when they announced withdrawals, we held our breath when horses were sent to the hold box, and we breathed a collective sigh of relief when that powerful word, that every competitor waited to hear, “Accepted” was announced.
It was a gorgeous day for red on the right, white on the left and insanity in the middle! The best of the best came out in full force to show everyone how cross country should be done.
Instead of boots and breeches, I pulled on my most comfortable running shoes and set out to capture every horse and rider pair at Rolex 2014 over as many different jumps as possible. At the end of the day, I had 3,641 photos of the majority of the cross country competitors. I hope that this album has captured the action for those of you who weren’t at Rolex this year, and that it brings back great memories for everyone who was there.