Get a First Look at Derek di Grazia’s Defender Kentucky Cross Country

Some new features and a different direction greet us in the first preview of Derek di Grazia’s cross country designs for this year’s Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian.

Take a look at the above video, which takes us around some of the key and newly-added questions on the CCI5* course. The iconic Head of the Lake complex, for instance, comes much earlier on this year’s track, around minute 5 at fence 13 versus at fence 17 in 2023.

Keep an eye on CrossCountryApp for publication of the full fence-by-fence preview, and of course you’ll have your EN team on the ground next week to give you a closer inspection at this year’s challenge.

EN’s coverage of the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event is presented by Kentucky Performance Products, your one-stop shop for science-backed nutritional support for all types of horses. Click here to learn more about Kentucky Performance Products.

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