Twenty CCI5* riders had their game faces on as they tested day one of dressage at the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. His first time at the event, Great Britain’s Tom McEwen took the top spot on the leaderboard with JL Dublin. Tamie Smith (USA) and Mai Baum hold the second place spot going into day two of dressage, followed by Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z in third.
Here’s a look at horses and riders who put their game faces on for Thursday’s competition.
Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin © Julia Murphy
Lauren Nicholson (USA) and Landmark's Monte Carlo © Julia Murphy
Tamie Smith (USA) and Mai Baum © Amy K. Dragoo
Phillip Dutton (USA) and Z © Amy K. Dragoo
Jennie Saville (USA) and Twilightslastgleam © Amy K. Dragoo
Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA) and Deniro Z © Amy K. Dragoo
Lauren Nicholson (USA) and Landmark's Monte Carlo © Amy K. Dragoo
Woods Baughman (USA) and C'est La Vie © Amy K. Dragoo
Buck Davidson (USA) and Erroll Gobey © Amy K. Dragoo
Zara Tindall (GBR) and Class Affair © Amy K. Dragoo
Boyd Martin (USA) and Contessa © Amy K. Dragoo
Alina Dibowski (GER) aboard Barbados 26 with her father, Olympian Andreas Dibowski, at the kiss and cry.
CCI5* competition at the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event resumes Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. EST with day two of dressage.
For full results from day one, click here.
Thanks to Mane 'n Tail Equine for our coverage of the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, including rider interviews, competition reports, horse spotlights, photos, videos and more!