ROLEX KENTUCKY at the Horse Park in Lexington April 1996, is one of the top three-day events in the world and will serve as the U.S. Equestrian Team's Spring Three-Day Championship, a qualifying test for the Atlanta Olympics. The U.S. Olympic team will be decided after an advanced-level horse trial in Chatsworth, GA, June 29-30. Here are some highlights from cross-country day, where we saw world class horses and riders taking on incredibly challenging obstacles, and a lot of other colorful people and animals!
The CCI*** cross country course had two jumps that were the big crowd draw - the "Sunken Road" and the "Water Complex". Here we give you an idea of what the "Sunken Road" is like, with Jim Graham and Easter Parade (8th after X-country).
Dorothy Trapp (from Lexington and Louisville!) and Molokai (12th after cross-country) negotiate the "Sunken Road" with ease.