Plot Twist! Kentucky Horse Park Is Covered in Snow

Good morning from the 2021 LRKD3E! Photo by Leslie Wylie.

In an elaborate and expensive publicity stunt to showcase Land Rover vehicles’ advanced 4WD capabilities, the title sponsor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event woke us up to a blanket of snow this morning. Which I discovered the hard way, busting bum on the dark icy stairs of our RV at 5:30 a.m. to check on our propane tank (which had, of course, gone out in the night). Seeing as we’d been eating dinner on a patio in hoodies the evening before, it was a true “gotcha!” moment. Slow clap, Land Rover. Well-played.

Since I was already up and on the verge of turning human popsicle, I trekked out into the Park. Had the luxury British automaker just snow-machined the campground and the stabling, or did they do Rolex Stadium and the cross country course as well? With the predawn Kentucky sky just beginning to lighten, I roamed the quiet rounds to find out.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a dramatic photo op, but alright. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

They already Zamboni-ed the jog strip. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

We are sad to report that Bruce Davidson Sr. has lost his nose to frostbite. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Spring has sprung? Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Nobody at KHP is having a worse morning that the person who decorated all these jumps with flowers. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Head of the Frozen Lake. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Fence # … we’ll get back to you. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

What lunatic is out schooling their horse at 7:30 a.m.? (Spoiler: It’s Boyd and Tsetserleg.) Photo by Leslie Wylie.

The detail that Land Rover put into this promotion is impressive. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

I saw at least one horse lay down and roll in the snow while being hand-grazed.  Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Gratuitous baby-horse-in-the-snow pic. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

“Canz I eatz it?” Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Good news: After a while, the sun came out and the snow is already fast melting. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Thursday and Friday should be cool and pleasant, and then … there’s Saturday. We get it already about your 4WD, Land Rover, please feel free to stop with the extreme weather now. Forecast via The Weather Channel.

Happy (not) April Fools!

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