Corgis of the small and fluffy kind are a common sight around the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. But a corgi of the giant, wooden type certainly is not. The CCI5* cross-country track at the 2023 event, though, challenged horse-and-rider combinations to jump just that. A fan favorite on course, fence A of question 23ABC was fashioned after a corgi.
USA’s Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were one of CCI5* duos that tackled the obstacle. Their double clear round landed them at the top of the leaderboard on a score of 24.2. Overnight leaders Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin added 5.2 penalties to their score, dropping them to second place with a total of 27.8. Rounding out the top three is Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA) and Miks Master C who moved up the rankings having added just 1.6 time penalties for a total of 28.5.
Below is a look at the fan favorite corgi obstacle and some of our favorite photos from CCI5* cross-country day.
David Doel (GBR) and Galileo Nieuwmoed © Amy K. Dragoo
Will Coleman (USA) and Chin Tonic © Amy K. Dragoo
Buck Davidson (USA) and Carlevo © Amy K. Dragoo
Jennie Saville (USA) and Stella Artois © Amy K. Dragoo
Zachary Brandt (USA) and Direct Advance © Amy K. Dragoo
Tamie Smith (USA) and Mai Baum © Sandra Oliynyk
Yasmin Ingham (GBR) and Bonzai Du Loir © Amy K. Dragoo
Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin © Amy K. Dragoo
Will Coleman (USA) and Off The Record © Amy K. Dragoo
Maxime Livio (FRA) walking the course. © Amy K. Dragoo
Boyd Martin (USA) and Contessa © Sandra Oliynyk
Jennie Saville (USA) and FE Lifestyle © Amy K. Dragoo
Cornelia Dorr (USA) and Daytona Beach 8
Emily Hamel (USA) and Corvett © Amy K. Dragoo
Phillip Dutton's Z getting a sponge-down following cross country. © Sandra Oliynyk
CCI5* competition at the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event resumes Sunday, April 30 at 1:20 p.m. EST with show jumping.
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Thanks to Kent Nutrition Group and Blue Seal for our coverage of the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, including rider interviews, competition reports, horse spotlights, photos, videos and more!