Rolex Kentucky has begun. Wednesday the cross country course was open to walk and the first horse inspections began to determine if all competing horses were sound to begin the competition.
Dressage begins today, Thursday, April 25 beginning at 9:30 am and continuing through 3:30 pm. Dressage continues on Friday, April 26 starting at 10:00 am continuing until 3:30 pm.
Dressage at last year's Rolex Kentucky event.
The Cross Country phase begins on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 10:00 am and continuing until 3:30 pm.
Sunday, April 28 the second horse inspections begin at 8:30 am to determine that all horses competing are still sound to do the stadium jumping phase. The stadium jumping phase begins on Sunday at 1:15 pm and continues to 3:00 pm. The awards ceremony is immediately after the stadium jumping phase is finished and the winner has been determined.
A 2012 Rolex Kentucky competitor and horse navigates a cross country obstacle.
If you would like to get the ride times for your favorite Rolex competitors you can do so by going to the Rolex Kentucky event site here.
Tickets are still available for this event daily by going to the main entrance gate at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.
Photos: Courtesy of Anna Marie Blanton (Cross Country) and Carly Dolan (Dressage)