I honestly love rooting for and cheering on all the five-star first-timers at Kentucky every year, but this year is a little extra special because one of Nation Media’s will be making her five-star debut! I’ve never met Jumper Nation Ema Klugman or her event horse Bendigo in person, but that doesn’t matter, I am STOKED to cheer them on and proud to don some apparel to support them. Ema’s friend, Britt Gillis, designed some sweet swag (the shirts are super soft, I can confirm) and you can get some of your own here. (Note, however, that arrival is no longer guaranteed by the start of the event, but they might come earlier than the estimated timeframe did — mine did!)
As usual we’ll be featuring more about Ema and all the other five-star first-timers as we get closer to the big weekend, don’t you worry.
U.S. Weekend Action:
Saturday Video: Beat the Heat — Episode 2! This episode covers acclimation, nutrition and hydration.