Jung Dominates Rolex: Show Jumping Open Thread, Presented by SmartPak

Winner winner! Photo by Leslie Threlkeld. Winner winner! Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Germany’s Michael Jung remains undefeated at the Kentucky Horse Park, after winning the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Rolex 2015, and now Rolex 2016. Jung dominated from start to finish, expanding his lead in each phase and winning by an incredible 13.3 points. “The Terminator” will look to secure the Rolex Grand Slam aboard La Biosthetique Sam next week at Badminton. Scroll down for a full recap of the show jumping and stay tuned to EN for much more from Rolex. Go Rolex and go eventing.

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3:40 pm ET: How do you feel about Kentucky, Michael?

“I like this place really a lot.”


3:39 pm ET: Congrats to your Rolex top 10!

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3:38 pm ET: Jung gives the cheering crowd a waive and fischerRocana a pat after their huge Rolex win.


3:36 pm ET: Jung Wins! With just one rail down, Jung secures the second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam with a win aboard fischerRocana FST.


3:26 pm ET: Maya Black and the incredibly scopey Doesn’t Play Fair drop just one rail. That moves Lauren Kieffer and Veronica up at least one spot.


3:22 pm ET: A clutch performance from Lauren Kieffer and Veronica guarantees them a top 5.


3:13 pm ET: Even the best of all time occasionally has a bobble. NZB Campino jumps so well over a big oxer that Sir Mark Todd is popped a bit out of the tack. I can comfortably say I have never seen that happen to Toddy.


3:07 pm ET: Elisa Wallace clears the tricky FEI fence on her way to a 4 fault round aboard Simply Priceless.


2:54 pm ET: 3rd placed after the cross-country, Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice jump out of order, adding 8 jumping faults.


2:49 pm ET: Boyd Martin rides in the middle of a full-out rainstorm, pulling just rail aboard Blackfoot Mystery.


2:41 pm ET: First to go after the break, Buck and Copper Beach jump in front of a crowd full of rain jackets and umbrellas as rain starts to fall at the Kentucky Horse Park.


2:28 pm ET: Quick break for ring drag!

2:27 pm ET: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby are the last to go before the break, adding just two rails.


2:15 pm ET: Lainey Ashker gives the glory to Anthony Patch after an awesome double-clear.


2:10 pm ET: Sally Cousins and Tsunami jump boldly over the second fence. The pair finished with three rails.


1:56 pm ET: Watch the back rail of the oxer as Ryan Wood takes advantage of some EN Karma aboard McLovin.


1:49 pm ET: Kurt Martin gives Delux Z a big pat after delivering the first double-clear US ride of the day.


1:45 pm ET: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley soar over the liverpool on their way to a 4-rail round.


1:36 pm ET: Holly Payne Caravella moves up to her distance from right out of the turn at the second fence aboard Santino.


1:28 pm ET: Arthur loses focus for a moment and pulls down an oxer early on the course. Allison did a good job of refocusing her veteran mount to finish their round.


1:18 pm ET: Ryan Wood and Fernhill Classic, riding out of order, get a little too close to the first and pull an early rail.


1:09 pm ET: Former Rolex champion Blyth Tait finishes the first double-clear round of the day aboard Xanthus.


1:04 pm ET: Courtney Cooper and Who’s A Star deliver the first zero-rail round of the day, but pick up 6 time penalties.


1:00 pm ET: Ellie MacPhail and RF Eloquence pull three rails to book a quality Rolex completion.


12:55 pm ET: Angela Grzywinski start the show jumping off with two rails down.


12:46 pm ET: Your Rolex show jumping course map…

A map of today's show jumping.