Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rolex! Cross Country Photos!



The last weekend in April is reserved for one the finest riding competitions in the world! Hosted in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky at the amazing Kentucky Horse Park, the Rolex Three Day Event highlights the abilities of our world's finest riders as a four star event. Eventing is a sport for brave souls who along with their talented horses are all around athletes that can succeed across the board in dressage, cross country and stadium jumping. Some come as far as Germany, England, Australia, the list goes on, depending if the competitor has a horse that is ready to compete at the four star level. My favorites are the O' Conner's but David is now retired which leaves Karen who is awesome but had no horse this year ready for that level. It is truly a wonderful experience see in person these potential Olympian athletes dominate the difficult cross country course with their brave and courageous equine partners. We never tire of joining 60,000 + horse loving spectators to watch the thrilling cross country portion of the competition. Be sure to click on the links to learn more about this amazing sport. Our little group had a wonderful but tiring time. The shopping was great though I didn't purchase any frivolous and fun items and mostly found supplement deals for the 'ponies'. Dog watching proved exceptional and for some reason we saw so many German Shepherds. We also spotted this huge mastiff weighing in at 180 pounds right at the entrance. My photo does no justice to his true size but he looked so beautiful hanging out with everyone else. It was a great day to be with friends, to be surrounded by fellow horse enthusiasts watching such courage in action and to top it all of we were blessed with fantastic weather.

































5 comments:

Country Whispers said...

I bet this was great to see and made for an awesome weekend.

Paint Girl said...

Wow! What an amazing day you had! I would love to go to that! Awesome pictures!!!

Totally Timmy said...

I've always wanted to visit the Kentucky horse park and see Cigar. I'm a race horse nut! The pics are great and the way the jumps are made is amazing. My horse wouldn't go near them!

Ali said...

Wow, once again, beautiful pics! Looks like you had a great time. I love that squirrel jump! =)

BTW - I was given another award and have passed it on to you (if you do awards that is ;-)
check it out!

Kritter Keeper said...

ali, i am new at blogging. sorry about the award...will work on that. totally timmy, glad to have your comments...tried a long time ago to join your blog and it just gave me an email, so i joined today. paint girl, bring your family and come on over! you would love it! country whispers, looking forward in reading your sugar free no bake cookies! love those! gotta go 'garden' with good husband and his brother, they are setting the rows and will plant tomorrow.