The 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event officially kicked off today with the First Horse Inspection under sunny skies. All of the 45 horses presented in the CCI5*-L passed the inspection. Two horses, Booli Selmayr’s Millfield Lancando and Alexandra MacLeod’s Newmarket Jack, were initially held, but both passed on re-inspection. Doug Payne’s Quantum Leap was asked to immediately re-jog but was accepted.
“I’m very happy to be happy to be here in the beautiful Kentucky, and I’m very thankful to have a super horse like FischerChipmunk,” said Germany’s three-time Kentucky champion Michael Jung. “And on this weather like today, it’s just to enjoy.”
The dressage phase for the five star will start at 1 p.m. tomorrow with 21 pairs competing, including Phillip Dutton and Sea of Clouds, Doug Payne and Vandiver and Great Britain’s Pippa Funnell and Majas Hope. The remaining horses will compete in the dressage phase on Friday, including three-time Kentucky winner Michael Jung and FischerChipmunk FRH and New Zealand’s Jonelle Price and McClaren.
Below is a photo gallery of some of the horses and riders from the Horse Inspection.
Thanks to Kent Nutrition Group, Mane ‘n Tail, and Cosequin® for our coverage of the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, including rider interviews, competition reports, horse spotlights, photos, videos and more!