Another successful Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event has come to a close. Congratulations to Clayton Fredericks and BEN ALONG TIME for the win and also to Karen O’Connor and her little pony with the big heart Theodore O’Connor for their 3rd place finish. As always the Rolex is great fun and really gets the blood pumping and in my mind the Rolex is the top Equestrian event in Kentucky for riders and spectators alike.
Preliminary numbers I have heard for Saturday’s Cross Country were just shy of 50,000 and I can attest to the numbers as traffic was terrible both going in and coming out Saturday. The project to widen Newtown Pike from I-75 out to Ironworks is progressing nicely and I would assume this is completed by next years Rolex and we will see what impact that has.
This marks my 15th Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event and Equestrian Events, Inc does a wonderful job putting on this event. There are some details (Devils in the details) that will have to be handled better by the time of the World Equestrian Games and I know they will be so there is no need to go into it here. My hats off to Jane Atkinson, founder of Equestrian Events, Inc and the 1000 plus volunteers that make the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event the success that it is.