Real Life Breyer Horses: Rolex Three Day Event And Breyer

This past weekend the Kentucky Horse Park was host to the only four star eventing competition in the United States and welcomed competitors from all over the world to the Rolex Three Day Event. This star studded event comprised of a Dressage competition on Thursday and Friday, Saturday played host to the exhilarating Cross Country and Sunday demanded the precision of a master with Show Jumping. Riders must have a horse that is talented in all three areas to stand a chance at this difficult competition and only 25 make it to the final stage of Show Jumping! The horse and rider that wins the Rolex is sure to go down in history, but this year was even more special, in many ways!

After the Cross Country event on Saturday the 25 top riders began prepping for the final day of competition, stadium show jumping. Well known american riders Karen O Connor, Kim Severson and Boyd Martin were among the top riders as well as favorites from around the world like William Fox-Pitt and Oliver Townend. The real story was the rider sitting at the top of the leader board not only in first place but in second, Mary King from Great Britain! Among the top ride was the American rider Sinead Halpin who was making her four star premier on her horse Manoir De Carneville! Overcome with joy upon her clean ride in the show jumping phase Sinead shed a few tears as she received a standing ovation from the crowd! Sinead finished in third place with her clean ride and Mary Townsend ended clean on her two mounts putting her in first and second place, an unheard of feat!

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This event was one that made history in many ways and you can either bring home a lovely champion from Golden Oak Stables, or why not have a try at painting your favorite from this year’s Rolex Three Day? You can create a portrait of your own champion with a kit that is fun and easy for all ages!

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We might not all be able to ride as a champion eventer, but through our Breyers we can all  be champions!


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