Two horses eliminated at Kentucky final trot-up as five are sent to holding box

  • Two horses were eliminated at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event final trot-up this morning (1 May).

    AP Prime, owned by CML Horses LLC and ridden by Leah Lang-Glusic, was sent to the holding box and then spun when re-presented to the ground jury of Nick Burton (GBR), Christian Steiner (AUT) and Gretchen Butts (USA). Leah and AP Prime had 9.2 time-faults on yesterday’s cross-country and lay 18th overnight.

    KEC Zara, owned and ridden by Zoe Crawford, was also eliminated when brought forward after a spell in the holding box. This pair had also gone clear across country, with 23.2 time-penalties, and sat 26th after yesterday’s action.

    Three other horses were sent to the holding box, but passed when re-presented. The first horse be sent there was Jollybo, ridden for Canada by Hawley Bennett-Award and owned by Hawley and a syndicate, who sat 22nd overnight after 22 time-faults. They will now move up to 21st after the loss of AP Prime from the leaderboard.

    They were followed into the holding box by home side rider Colleen Rutledge with Covert Rights, owned by his rider and FSG Inc, who hold 16th having had 14.4 time-penalties on the cross-country.

    Finally, one of the USA’s five-star first-timers, Lexi Scovil, had to take Chico’s Man VDF Z to the holding box. This pair had 20 jumping penalties at fence 23a, the hedge into the final water, the Cosequin Cove, and 44.8 time-faults across country and will progress to showjumping in 30th place.

    Boyd Martin received the loudest cheer at the Kentucky Three-Day Event final trot-up when he wore a Stars and Stripes suit to bring forward overnight runner-up Tsetserleg TSF.

    Boyd currently sit second to Germany’s Michael Jung, who has two fences in hand with FischerChipmunk FRH.

    Britain’s Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir are less than a showjump behind Boyd.

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