Aussies shine in the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Grand Prix
Three Australian riders took part in the $225,000 Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Grand Prix as part of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event yesterday.
In front of a standing room only crowd of over 10,000, Rowan Willis and his speedy mare Blue Movie (sporting her green and gold bonnet) flew around the track to deliver one of only four double clears.
Photo Credit: Phelps Sports
Fellow Aussies Hilary Scott and Oaks Milky Way also put in a great performance, and entering the jump-off carrying just one time penalty from Round 1 managed a clear to finish in 6th. Scott Keach riding Maraca Ls La Silla with just 4 penalties in round 1 finished the class in 18th position from a field of 26 combinations.
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Willis was delighted with his mare’s performance “I’m happy to jump clear and get on the board,” he said. “I knew there were fast riders behind me and I knew I was a little slow and had left the door ajar, but yeah, my mare was great jumping today.” “It’s much more interesting for us to ride and the atmosphere makes everyone happy and we all enjoy it,” said Willis. “My mare jumped fantastic in front of that crowd. It’s great for the sport.”