The 2014 Rolex Three Day Event has come and gone and placed a myriad of horses into the history books. This year’s event was one to behold with a wide range of riders from all over the world representing the sport of eventing. There’s no question that the 2014 event was an incredible one for horses, riders and fans of all ages!
Thursday started off early with the first of two days of dressage. Riders showed their elegance with their mounts for the three days by competing in a difficult and precise dressage test that put the horses through obstacles that showed their skills in the classical movements that help a horse and rider communicate. By the end of the dressage tests, Alison Springer and Arthur were on top, followed closely by William Fox Pitt and Lauren Kieffer.
Saturday played host to the ever popular cross country phase of the competition. 35,000 fans gathered over the four mile long course to cheer on their favorite horses and riders as they galloped their way through a difficult and intense course. William Fox Pitt and Bay My Hero came into first place with a clear and fast run and Lauren Kieffer came in a close second with Phillip Dutton and Mr Medicott making their way into third.
On Sunday, riders were surprised when third place rider, Phillip Dutton withdrew Mr. Medicott from the competition and moved Marilyn Little into third place. Riders rode a tough show jumping course for a chance to move up in the standings. The course was tough, and the clean rides were few and far between. At the end of the day, the top two riders stayed in their position, with William Fox Pitt taking home his third Rolex win, Lauren Kieffer came in a very close second representing the USA and Buck Davidson rounded out the top three!
Do you have any eventers in your Breyer stables? If not, why not wander over to Golden Oak Stables and put a new Rolex prospect into your collection?