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Heels and Hooves: Scenes From Inspection Day at Rolex Kentucky

Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network

Women in dresses and flats…men in suits and loafers…browbands bedazzled and hooves polished…dust flying and the temperature rising, eyeballs prying…

Inspection Day #1, Rolex Kentucky.

The unofficial “FIRST-first” day of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is of course the almighty inspection jog. Before you dance the dance, you have to jog the jog. The weather cooperated on Wednesday, and so too did the critters, with only a few moments of tantrum as these seasoned pros get set to tackle North America’s most demanding three-day event.

After the gravel dust settled all combinations were accepted, with the exception of Colleen Rutledge who unfortunately had to scratch Covert Rights from the weekend’s competition.

Derby ready. Allie Sacksen and Sparrow’s Nio ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Will “Catalog” Coleman and Obos O’Reilly ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Buck Davidson and aptly named Copper Beach ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Katie Ruppel and Houdini ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Zara Tindall and High Kingdom ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Jolie Wentworth and Good Knight ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Even noted “jog bad boy” Parker behaved under a tight hold from James Alliston ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Kelly Prather and Truly Wiley ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Will Faudree and Pfun ready for South Beach ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
“Swaggy” Buck and Petite Flower ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Jessica Phoenix and Bentley’s Best ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Rachel McDonough and Irish Rhythm ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Michael Jung and fischerRocana ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
Seriously you two… ©John Wilkinson/Horse Network
©John Wilkinson/Horse Network

On to Dressage!

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