Be Sure to Watch These Exciting Equestrian Events This Week!

4/24/13: FEI World Cup Finals for Show Jumping and Dressage, the Rolex Three-Day Event, and the Kentucky Reining Cup


Rolex FEI World Cup Finals for Show Jumping

Watch for complete coverage of the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals for Show Jumping which runs from April 24-28th at the Scandinavum Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden.The defending 2012 World Cup champion, Rich Fellers of Sherwood, Oregon, leads another strong American contingent aboard his super horse Flexible. London Olympic teammates, Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, Reed Kessler, and Charlie Jayne will be joining Fellers in Sweden as the United States bids to make it two wins in a row in World Cup Final action.

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Beezie Madden will be showing Simon and Cortes 'C' while Olympic double gold medalist McLain Ward saddles Antares F and Super Trooper De Ness. Reed Kessler, who made history in London, makes her World Cup Finals debut in Sweden aboard Cylana and Ligist. Charlie Jayne arrives at his third World Cup Finals appearance and will compete with Chill R Z. Also on the roster for Sweden this year is Kent Farrington. Farrington will show Uceko for the second World Cup Finals in a row. Christine McCrea, who scored Pan American Gold in Guadalajara, Mexico, will show her gold medal partner, Romantovich Take One.

The West Coast is well represented as Californians Ashlee Bond, Karl Cook and Lucy Davis have made the trip to Europe. Bond will ride Wistful, Cook has brought along Jonkheer Z and Davis is up on Nemo 119. For Cook, Davis and for New Yorker Katie Dinan, Gothenburg will mark their first ever appearance in a World Cup Finals. Dinan will compete on Nougat du Vallet.They'll face stiff competition from Marcus Ehning, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Christian Ahlmann of Germany, Switzerland's Steve Guerdat, Spain's Sergio Alvarez Moya, France's Kevin Staut, Belgium's Ludo Philippaerts, and Denis Lynch of Ireland, among others.


FEI World Cup Dressage

The FEI World Cup Dressage is a series of competitions at the FEI Grand Prix level, comprising qualifying events (CDI-W) with the Final this week in Sweden. The Grand Prix de Dressage will be held on Thursday, April 25, and the Grand Prix Freestyle is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The winner of the musical freestyle will claim the World Cup title.

The North American League is being represented by Canadians Jacqueline Brooks on D Niro and Jaimey Irwin on Lindor's Finest. Both riders competed extensively in Wellington this winter to earn their qualifying scores and the chance to ride in Sweden. Other riders include Denmark's Sidsel Johansen on Schianto and Anna Kasprzak on Donnperignon, and Germany's Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW, Kristina Sprehe on Desperados FRH, and Isabell Werth on Don Johnson FRH. Italy's Valentina Truppa will ride Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno. Also competing are The Netherlands' Marles Van Baalen on BMC Miciano, Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival and Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover.

Norway's Lillann Jebsen will ride Pro-Set and Russia's Tatiana Dorofeeva will compete on Khorovod. Switzerland will be represented by Marcela Krinke-Susmelj aboard Smeyers Molberg and the home country of Sweden will be cheering for Patrik Kittel on Watermill Scandic HBC, Minna Telde on Santana, and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén on Don Auriello. The Ukraine's Inna Logutenkova and Vian Stallone round out the list of 18 competitors from 10 countries.


Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Defending champion William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain heads an impressive list of riders set to compete in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 25-28. Joining Fox-Pitt are several Olympic veterans and past Rolex Champions from around the world, and the list of entries includes some of the sport’s best riders from Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Great Britain, Ireland New Zealand and the United States.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the Western Hemisphere’s only Four Star Three-Day Event.  It is part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM and features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events in succession.

Olympic veterans and past Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event winners entered to compete in this year include:

•    William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain, a four-time Olympic veteran with team Silver (2004 & 2012) and Bronze (2008) medals and the 2010 and 2012 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* champion
•    Mary King of Great Britain, a six-time Olympic veteran with team Silver (2004 & 2012), and Team Bronze (2008) medals and the 2011 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* champion
•    Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand, a six-time Olympic veteran with team Silver (1992) and team Bronze (1996 & 2012) medals
•    Jonathan Paget of New Zealand, an Olympic veteran with a team Bronze medal (2012)
•    Jonelle Richards of New Zealand, an Olympic veteran with a team Bronze medal (2012)
•    Joe Meyer of New Zealand, an Olympic veteran (2008)
•    Phillip Dutton of the U.S.A., a five-time Olympic veteran with two team Gold medals (1996 & 2000) for his native Australia and the 2008 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* champion
•    Becky Holder of the U.S.A., an Olympic veteran (2008)
•    Boyd Martin of the U.S.A., an Olympic veteran (2012)
•    William Coleman III  of the U.S.A., an Olympic veteran (2012)
•    Austin O’Connor of Ireland, a two-time Olympic veteran (2000 & 2008)
•    Hawley Bennett-Awad of Canada, a two-time Olympic veteran (2004 & 2012)
•    Peter Barry of Canada, an Olympic veteran (2012)
•    Jessica Phoenix of Canada, an Olympic veteran (2012)
•    Ronald Zabala-Goeteshel of Ecuador, an Olympic veteran (2012)

In addition to these Olympic veterans and past Rolex Kentucky champions, many more of the sport’s leading riders from the U.S. and abroad are entered to compete. The full list of entries is available on line at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event website at


Kentucky Reining Cup

Three members of the United States’ 2010 Gold Medal World Championship team and four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett highlight the list of riders from the U.S., Canada and Italy entered to compete in the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26-27. The event is held alongside the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Tom McCutheon, Tim McQuay and Shawn Flarida, teammates on the U.S.’s Gold Medal World Championship team at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, headline the star-studded field that also includes Lovett, the country music legend who is entered to compete in the Cup’s CRI on Friday evening, April 26, for the third consecutive year.

The next night, Saturday, April 27, riders will compete for the title of World Freestyle Champion, a title won last year by U.S. veteran rider Pete Kyle in a thrilling performance that electrified the Alltech Arena crowd. The Freestyle features performances individually choreographed to music where the riders execute Reining maneuvers designed to excite and entertain the crowd

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BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/14/2016 at 1:39 pm

So cool!!!! :)

breyerluver17 Says:
04/25/2013 at 8:34 am

Watching live dressage right now! Exciting!!

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