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Land Rover/USEF Grant Recipients Dutton & Z Finish Fifth in Tattersalls International CCI3*

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 4, 2017, 6:11 PM EST

Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ireland – A strong contingent of U.S. combinations tackled The Irish Field CCI3* at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials on May 31-June 4. Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grant recipients Phillip Dutton and Z were the top U.S. finishers in a solid international field, taking home fifth-place honors. Three other U.S. combinations finished in the top 12 at the challenging competition. Phillip Dutton and Z (Courtesy of Tattersalls International Horse Trials)...

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Earns FEI Nations Cup™ Bronze at Houghton International CICO3*

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | May 28, 2017, 6:18 PM EST

Norfolk, England – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team secured a third-place finish in the FEI Nations Cup at the Saracen Horse Feed Houghton International Horse Trials CICO3*. The U.S. team of Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot, Katherine Coleman and Longwood, and Caroline Martin and The Apprentice finished on a score of 160.9, while Germany won gold with a score of 122.2 and Great Britain collected silver with a score of 142.5. The U.S. combinations finished in the top 20 individually,...

NBC Announces Time Change for Re-Air of 2017 Rolex Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 26, 2017, 3:43 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - NBC has announced that the re-air of the 2017 Rolex Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE) will now occur on Sunday, May 28, 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m EST on NBC Sports Network. NBC's first re-air of the April 27-30 RK3DE on Sunday, May, 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET reported drawing 649,000 viewers (p2+ ratings), beating the 2016 ratings as the second highest-rated sports program across all reported networks in its broadcast window. Coverage of the RK3DE is also available for US...

U.S. Equestrian Names Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for Houghton International CICO3*

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following athletes to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Nations Cup™ at the Houghton Hall CICO3*, May 25-28 in Great Britain. Setting their sights on Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials CCI3*, June 8-11, and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL, June 15-18, team members will utilize Houghton Hall CICO3* as practice and preparation for those important, upcoming competitions. Leslie Law will act as Chef d’Equipe for...

NBC’s Broadcast of the Rolex Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover Reports Viewership for 2017 RK3DE

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 10, 2017, 4:10 PM EST

Will Faudree and Pfun (Taylor Pence) The 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE) took place April 26-29 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. As America’s only top CCI4* event and the Rolex/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Championship, the RK3DE saw a crowd of nearly 80,700 spectators gather to show their support for some of the world’s top horses. NBC then aired the RK3DE on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET. This was the 14th time that RK3DE has aired...

Dutton Wins Fifth Rolex/USEF CCI4* National Title with Return of Mr. Medicott at RK3DE presented by Land Rover

by Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | May 1, 2017, 2:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - Phillip Dutton’s mount, Mr. Medicott, has not competed in a four-star eventing competition since 2014. However, with the six-time Olympian in the driver’s seat, Mr. Medicott made his return a great one, as the combination placed fourth in the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three Day-Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE). As the top-placing American, Dutton picked up his fifth Rolex/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Championship for the Roger Haller Trophy. Germany’s Michael...

“He’s Not an Ordinary Horse”: Team Effort Brought Crackerjack to #RK3DE Presented by Land Rover

by Glenye Oakford, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 28, 2017, 6:58 PM EST

Boyd Martin and Crackerjack competing at theRolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover in 2015. (Kasey @ Rare Air Photography) The path to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover can be winding and difficult, and few understand that better than owner Lucy Boynton. Her horse Crackerjack has done more than just take Boynton to the highest level of eventing on both sides of the Atlantic; he’s also given her an extended family and continued a path that her late...

“It Inspires You To Be Better”: Athletes Share Memories of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover

by Glenye Oakford, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 27, 2017, 4:35 PM EST

Leah Lang-Gluscic and A.P. Prime (Adam Brennan/picturesbyab.com) Leah Lang-Gluscic Leah Lang-Gluscic completed her first Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2016 aboard A.P. Prime. “Last year was the first time that we attempted all the phases successfully. “Rolex is a spectacle, in the best way possible. You think you’re going to get there and it’s going to be this long week of waiting. But with A.P., in particular, I had such a huge fan base for him that I was occupied...

All-Star Field Ready for 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 26, 2017, 11:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The excitement of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE) is about to begin at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the first horse inspection, 59 horse-and-rider combinations from nine nations will vie for top honors at America's only CCI4* event, which also serves as the Rolex/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Championship. For the first time in 2017, the Roger Haller Trophy, honoring the late, internationally-respected eventing official, will be...

Homebreds Bring Cooper, Rutledge to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover

by Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 25, 2017, 9:59 PM EST

Courtney Cooper got into breeding with every intention of producing upper-level event horses. Colleen Rutledge simply wanted to dabble in breeding with no particular expectations. They each took a chance on the process, and the U.S. eventing athletes believe they are on the right track with their four-star, homebred horses. Cooper and Who’s A Star and Rutledge and Covert Rights (CR) will each compete together in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover for the second...