Last week we asked readers to share with us who they thought MIGHT have won the 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, and you guys had … many strong opinions. We entered all those picks into a random drawing for an Omega Alpha “Guts to Win” prize pack valued at $300 via EN’s 8th Annual Kentucky Pick ‘Em Contest, Presented by Omega Alpha.
Here were your top five picks to win:
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg are clearly winning the popular vote right now for ALL the things — they also handily won our polls for “Best LRK3DE Cross Country Round of the Decade” and “Best LRK3DE Show Jumping Round of the Decade.” They’re certainly my write-in vote for the 2020 Presidential Election — who’s with me!?! #ThomasForPresident
A few other popular horse/rider combinations in our poll:
- Allie Sacksen & Sparrow’s Nio
- Allison Springer & Business Ben
- Colleen Rutledge & Covert Rights
- Caroline Martin & Islandwood Captain Jack
- Cornelia Dorr & Sir Patico
- Doug Payne & Vandiver
- Elisa Wallace & Simply Priceless
- Erin Sylvester & Paddy the Caddy
- Frankie Thieriot Stutes & Chatwin
- Fylica Barr & Galloway Sunrise
- Hawley Bennett & Jollybo
- Jessica Phoenix & Pavarotti
- Kim Severson & Cooley Cross Border
- Leah Lang & AP Prime
- Liz Halliday-Sharp & Deniro Z
- Mia Farley & Firecracker
- Marilyn Little & RF Scandalous
- Piggy French & Quarrycrest Echo
- Sharon White & Cooley On Show
And, as always, there are the left-field picks — the equivalent of a write-in vote for Dolly Parton for President (I’d also be down for that!)
Some votes came in from the racing scene. I mean, a five-star event seems like a big ask for a three-year-old Thoroughbred who’s never jumped a single fence before, but there’s a first time for everything, #YOLO!
- Drayden Van Dyke & Authentic
- Joel Rosario & Man In The Can
- Manny Franco & Tiz the Law
We had a handful of nostalgia picks …
- David O’Connor & Giltedge
- Karen O’Connor & Theodore O’Connor
- Philip Dutton & True Blue Girdwood (we also got a vote for “P Dutty” and a “Phillip Dutton on whoever he entered”)
Some European leanings …
- Michael Jung
- Ingrid Klimke & Hale Bob
- Not an American 🙁
And one write-in vote for a 14-hand pony named Rio Grande. Hey, Theodore O’Connor did it … dream big!
And the winner, by random drawing, was Grace Mull , whose (virtual) money was on Phillip Dutton and Z. Congrats!
Many thanks to Omega Alpha for sponsoring this contest, and for their support of Eventing Nation.
Go (Virtual) Eventing!