Photo Gallery: A Spectral Color Display at Kentucky First Horse Inspection

Will Coleman’s Tight Lines. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The First Horse Inspection at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event kept us holding our breath as numerous horses were sent to the hold box and another handful showed off their fitness with impressive airs above the ground. In the end, one horse was spun and another withdrawn. Forty-six horses will move on to dressage. Click here for the full jog report.

It’s always fun to see what outfits the riders come up with for this, the only four-star first horse inspection in the Western Hemisphere. Some give a nod to their signature cross country colors or native country (we love Canadian Hawley Bennett-Awad’s red accents on her shoes and Tim Bourke’s three-piece green suit for Ireland. It may be a cool gray day in April, but flowers were blooming bright on the jog pad.

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