Moose River Farm Blog

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rolex...Remembered

    Good Morning,
    Last week I posted a video of the donkeys, Bing and Frankie bounding up and jumping off various hills around our property.  The sentiment was that they were training for one of 3-Day Eventing's most prestigious competitions.  To commemorate the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event taking place this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, I dug out photos from 2007 when my friend, photographer Michele deCamp and I attended.  We spent 4 days in Kentucky's bluegrass region touring the racehorse breeding facility at Three Chimneys Farm and watching Dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping at Rolex.  Michele's pictures have provided a lasting memory from the trip.  Enjoy!

Photos by Michele deCamp


A visit to Three Chimneys Farm allowed us to meet the great Smarty Jones, up close.
The next few images confirm the amazing efforts of Eventing's elite athletes. 
 


 

My idol, the gifted Mary King from Great Britain...
...competed in 2007 on Appache Sauce.







Afterward, Mary discussed her x-country round...
...while keeping an eye on the recovery of her horse.
Then she posed for a picture with her greatest fan.  In 2011, Mary won Rolex with one horse and placed 2nd with another.
It was a pleasure to watch mighty might, Theodore O'Connor, The Pony, compete at Rolex.
Sadly, a year later, he was euthanized after a tragic accident.
Photographer Michele deCamp and I wore our media credentials proudly!
Can't wait to go back!



2 comments:

  1. Hey mrs phinney, it's Abby. Please check out my new blog at avaandmetogether.blogspot.com. I write all my poems about my sister there. Shhh.. My mom doesn't know. (Only because I'm going to print out the poems for Ava's birthday)

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