Thanks to the efforts of the riders, the Kentucky CCI5 * -L never has to fail again due to the Corona Crisis. The deadline for participation was yesterday and the list includes some names that will be awarded a chance based on past successes.
The riders themselves started a fundraising campaign to make the CCI5 * -L in Kentucky possible. The organizers themselves wanted to cancel the tournament again after 2020 because spectators could not be accepted this year due to the Corona pandemic. But the fundraising campaign was actually a success and the traditional tournament will now be held in the USA from April 22-25. With badminton canceled, Kentucky will be the highlight of the Bushreiter tournament calendar this spring. The list of participants is prominent in contrast.
For example, the winning spouses in 2018 and 2019 say: British Oliver Townend With Ramiro B’s 16-year-old son as Cool Master Class. If he wins the tournament for the third time in a row, he will follow in the footsteps of Michael Young and Rukana, who were victorious in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In addition to the Collie Master Class, Townend also wants to ride the 2017 winner of the Burghley, Ballaghmor Class (14-year-old Irishman from Courage II) and Tregilder (11-year-old Royal Concorde dynasty, born in Great Britain), who is set to make its debut It has five stars.
Townend isn’t the only Briton on the current entry list. There is also, for example William Fox PittWho hasn’t competed in Kentucky since 2015. At that time he finished fourth at Bay My Hero. But he has also won the championship several times, namely in 2010, 2012 and 2014. This time he will be riding Hanoverian Little Fire.
The twelve-year-old eunuch v. Graf Top Heraldic xx bred by Professor Dr. Volker Stinkrause started his career as Potts Aiden. As such, he was brought into the sport by Anna Simmer, who was with her seventh in the five-year-old country country ponds championships in 2014. In England, the testicle was named Little Fire and in 2015 it followed his tournament debut. International with William Fox-Pitt. The two biggest successes so far was the ninth place in the CCI5 * -L in Badminton 2019.
Abrobus Anna will pass – So far she is the only German on the list. Another one of the Steinkraus breed is named: its successful mare Pat Avondale. For Siemer and the 14-year-old Hanoverian Nobre xx, who finished 13th as singles rookies at the European Championships at Lomolin in 2019, this will not only be their first debut in Kentucky but also their five-star debut.
Chances are that you will be among the top contestants she definitely has too Tim And the Jonelle PriceWho, as is known, started for New Zealand, but he lives in England. On the other hand, Badminton winner Jonelle Price brought Classic Moet (18 years old, half of which is Classic XX, born in Great Britain) to Kentucky. There is also a ten-year-old KWPN mare Grappa Nera (by Karandasj), which is running her first five-star test, but is, for example, second at CCI4 * -L in Strzegom 2020. And with Irish Grovine de Reve v. Hermea de Reve will have a third iron on fire. The neuter is currently banned in the FEI database because Price was initially with him on the Sunshine Tour and it was possible that he had been exposed to the herpes virus. Grovine de Reve gained five-star experience in Pau in 2020, taking 12th place.
Tim Price rides British player Xavier Faer v. Catherston Liberator, who was able to prove his traits in Kentucky as early as 2019. At that time, the two finished third. Tim Price is also planning to work with Irish Bango v. Garrison Royal, who competed in Kentucky in 2016 but was ousted at the time. Since then, he has actually been placed in Bergley twice, most recently in 2019 in fifth place.
The hosts are, for example, Rio’s bronze winner Philip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Bruce Davidson, and other notable names. Sometimes there is also a meeting with German horses. For example, American contestant Will Vaudrey brought ten-year-old Hanoverian Mighty Magic son Mama’s Magic Way to the start. A eunuch born Marek Liers Schreiber in Egstorff began his career with Andreas Dibovsky in the saddle before being sold to the United States.
A total of 80 pairs can participate in the CCI5 * -L. There are currently 74 in the list. A complete overview of the entries can be found here.