Our roving reporter Lee Ann Zobbe was stuck in a technology black-out yesterday – so here is her final installment from the Rolex Kentucky 4*.Sorry I didn’t get a chance to send an update from Rolex on Saturday–it was a busy day, further complicated by the cellular network being overwhelmed–when cell phones are no longer working we notice how much we’ve gotten used to them!
In spite of the forecast for rain, cross country conditions were darn near perfect–cool and overcast with only what I like to call a few instances of “high humidity” (a light drizzle). From the backside of things we had a really quiet morning, with only Becky Holder having an unlucky moment & coming off (actually at my fence). She and her horse were unhurt and walked back to the stable. The afternoon was a lot more lively, with stops around at various spots in the course, and a few falls, but again, no one was hurt so it ended up a good day.And then the rain held off long enough for everyone in the campground to get their grilling done, favorite beverage quaffed, and general merriment insued. The Canadians had nuthin’ on us.
Show jumping was beautiful and the course rode hard, not a lot of clears as the rails seemed to be on very shallow cups. There were a couple of horses that got the good citizen award as they continued to jump from an impossible distance, and some spot-on rounds.Andrew Nicholson certainly deserved the win, he and Quimbo were stunning all weekend.
I wish I could join you guys at Badminton next week! It looks to be an exciting weekend.