Wofford to Give Rolex Cross-Country Course Walk

March 23, 2009 -- Eventing legend and Practical Horseman magazine columnist Jim Wofford will lead a public cross-country course walk at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 24.

March 23, 2009 — Join eventing legend and Practical Horseman magazine columnist Jim Wofford for a FREE (with event admission) fun and educational cross-country course walk during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Jim Wofford at Fence 2 on his 2006 cross-country course walk. | Photo by Hunter Messineo

As Jim discusses the highlights of the course, you’ll gain insight into how the course designer is testing the horses and riders at each obstacle, and why. Find out the best way to approach and leave each obstacle and what the riders must consider at each question. Discover how the materials and build of each jump are important, and learn what they look like from the horses’ perspective.

To participate in this information-packed–and entertaining–event, meet Jim at the cross-country start box 30 minutes after the final dressage ride on April 24. Plan to spend at least two hours on course. Wear comfortable, waterproof footwear, and come prepared for the weather conditions with an umbrella, jacket, sunscreen, bug spray, water and, if you wish, a portable chair or blanket to sit on.

Get a taste of what’s in store with Audio Highlights of Jim’s 2006 Rolex Cross-Country Course Walk. Also, watch clips from Jim’s 2006 Fair Hill CCI*** course walk and get tips on how to ride various types of cross-country fences in our Cross Country Clinic with Jim Wofford Video Clips. To read some of Jim’s columns, search for “Jim Wofford” on this website.

For a schedule of events or to purchase tickets for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, visit www.rk3de.com. For more information on the Jim Wofford Rolex Cross-Country Course Walk, sponsored by Practical Horseman, stop by the Practical Horseman booth located in Sponsor Village during the event. While you’re there, look for great deals on books, videos, magazine subscriptions and more!

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