Celebrating the Round: Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN

We should always remember to celebrate our accomplishments in this sport — and that comes in all forms. Even if a round went terribly, it’s important to acknowledge what it took to get in the ring in the first place. A sound horse. A healthy rider. Countless hours of training, work, preparation and the privilege to be able to go to a horse show at all.

That’s why I love pictures taken at the end of a round, after all the action is complete. These captures of smiling riders, patting their horse with its ears pricked forward — that’s what competition is about to me. The moment before the score has been announced and the results have been calculated, when you know you put in a solid effort. That’s my favorite.

Which is why I loved these photos from Vispera Productions from last weekend’s Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event. Take a minute to share the joy of top level competition with these eventing riders!

Alexandra Knowles and Sound Prospect – Photo © Vispera Productions
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border – Photo © Vispera Productions
Joe Meyer and Clip Clop – Photo © Vispera Productions
Leah Lang Gluscic and AP Prime – Photo © Vispera Productions
Pawel Spisak and Banderas – Photo © Vispera Productions
Savannah Fulton and Captain Jack – Photo © Vispera Productions
Will Coleman and Tight Lines – Photo © Vispera Productions
Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus – Photo © Vispera Productions
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg – Photo © Vispera Productions
Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class – Photo © Vispera Productions
Tim Bourke and Luckan Quality – Photo © Vispera Productions
Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous – Photo © Vispera Productions
Michael Jung and Fischerrocana Fst – Photo © Vispera Productions
Christopher Burton and Nobilis 18 – Photo © Vispera Productions

Whether you’re heading out to a schooling show or the biggest competition for your sport — don’t forget to celebrate the round!