The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
The winner of this years Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event was Lucinda Fredericks riding the wonderfully talented mare Headley Brittania.
Headley Brittania is a 16 years old Thoroughbred Cross and only 15.3 HH. The pair produced a dressage score of 32.3 and clear cross country which meant that it was all down to the show jumping on the final day, Lucinda Fredericks produced a clear round and showed just how talented both horse and rider are by winning this prestigious event.
Another top performance of the event was that of Betina Hoy riding the gorgeous 18 year old grey Irish Sport Horse, Ringwood Cockatoo. Bettina Hoy performed a stunning dressage test to give her 28.8 and after gaining 9.6 time penalties on the cross country and clear show jumping put her into 2 nd place on a final score of 38.4.
In 3rd place was Bruce Davidson jnr riding My Boy Bobby, A dressage score of 39.0 and only 1.2 to add after the cross country and a clear round in the show jumping left them on a score of 40.2.
In fourth was Nicolas Touzaint riding the very talented Hildago de L'Ile. The pair produced a dressage score of 44.3 which after going clear in both the cross country and the show jumping they remained on their dressage score.
And in 5th was Lucy Wiegersma riding Woodfalls Inigo Jones with a final score of 44.4. After a dressage score of 43.2 the pair were in 5th position, then 1.2 to add on the cross country gave then a total score of 44.4 and into 6th place. A clear round in the show jumping left them on this score and moved them back up to 5th place.
Headley Brittania is also the first mare to win Badminton, Burghley and Rolex Kentucky four-star events. And Lucinda and Headley Brittania are also the first partnership to win Badminton, Burghley and Rolex Kentucky although unfortunately they do not qualify for the Grand Slam as they were not all in the same year.
27th April 2009