May 1, 2017

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event calls itself "The best weekend all year," which is a pretty lofty claim, but that doesn't mean it isn't true! I always look forward to Rolex and this year's was a good one. After a couple with years of very wet cross-country days, the rain mostly stayed away and the sun even showed up a few times this year. There were a lot of first-time Rolex riders alongside the veterans. It's always fun to see newcomers have a good experience here.

A few highlights from the first horse inspection along with dressage, cross-country, and stadium jumping are below. You'll find more photos of all of the horses and riders in the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event gallery.

Mettraise. Rider: Erin Sylvester

Honor Me. Rider: Lisa Marie Fergusson

Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border

Boyd Martin and Cracker Jack

Courtney Cooper and What a Star

Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato

Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me

Andrea Baxter and Indy 500

Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection

Liz Halliday Sharp and Fernhill By Night

Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Fugitive

Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti

Phillip Dutton and I'm Sew Ready

Holly Jacks Smither and More Inspiration

Matt Brown and Super Socks BCF

Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby

Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST