Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Rolex and am having the best time! Second, so much has happened in two days I can barely keep up. I will do my best to do a bigger write up on Rolex when it’s over, but for now, here are some nuggets of fabulousness. (Yes, it’s a word in a VR land!).
The dressage phase has now completed, and there were some beautiful rides and others that put in a good effort. I’ll be honest…I was here to root for the OTTBs but mostly for Allison Springer and Arthur. I am a huge fan of this pair and absolutely adore Arthur. I got chills watching their test and knew he’d put on a good show. They came out being first. I’m crossing my fingers for them in cross country tomorrow!
I also really enjoyed watching some of the other top riders like William Fox-Pitt (you can’t imagine just how tall he really is!), Marilyn Little, Andrew Nicholson, Phillip Dutton, and Buck Davidson. These riders are at the top for a reason and really know how to show off their horses. Beautiful riding! I was disappointed Quimbo wasn’t here and Laine Ashker had to drop out (her horse had an abscess). But there are some great newcomers to keep an eye out for.
View the leaderboard here: http://m.rk3de.org/leaderboard.php
I have done a course walk with Hawley Bennett and Allie Knowles then another with Boyd Martin. He’s even more dreamy in person!
I hope you all have and continue to keep up with VR on Twitter and Instagram as that is where I am posting. My battery has been dying very quickly so I apologize for the moments it gets quiet! If you are here at Rolex and see me, come say hi! I’d love to meet everyone! 🙂