From the saddle: speedy ride at 2018 Kentucky Three-Day Event

Credit : Elisa Wallace Eventing

Tuesday 19 February - 18h03 | Ian Clayton

From the saddle: speedy ride at 2018 Kentucky Three-Day Event

With the freshly-minted CCI5*-L Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day’s 41st edition coming up in a little more than two months, from April 25–28, a view today of what elite horses and riders face out on the course. 37-year-old Elisa Wallace wore a helmet cam onboard 18-year-old gelding Simply Priceless a.k.a. Johnny at the 2018 competition, which gives a visceral sense of the speed of the pair. Currently ranked 218th in the world, Wallace is an event rider, YouTuber, and advocate for American Mustang adoption, off the track thoroughbreds, rider safety, and women in sport. As her web site notes, she was an alternate for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, and continues to work toward representing the country in international competition. Video below. 

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