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HSBC FEI Classics 2012: Springer and Arthur Work Their Magic to Lead Dressage at Kentucky

Allison Springer (USA) and Arthur were the only combination to break the 40-point barrier to lead the field at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, third leg of the HSBC Classics series. (Photo: Amy Dragoo/FEI)

Lausanne (SUI), 28 April 2012 – American rider Alison Springer and Arthur have taken the lead after Dressage with the only sub-40 mark at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) presented by Bridgestone, the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics.

The duo are well-known exponents of the art of Dressage and can always be relied upon to produce a beautiful test at this level, but the elegant chestnut gelding also has a tendency to suffer from nerves.

Springer, a Kentucky regular, explained: “I’ve tried to bring a different attitude this year, not putting as much pressure on myself. He’s never going to be a relaxed horse, but I am working on figuring out what I need to do to keep him calm and confident. I haven’t figured it all yet but he’s a good horse and I am excited about the partnership I can have with him.”

Commenting on the Derek di Grazia designed Cross Country, Springer said: “It’s a tough course. Last year, I had a tremendous ride. I know what I need to do to produce my best tomorrow. Hopefully, I can make good decisions.”

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event 2011 after Dressage Phase

Tiana Coudray (USA), Riding Ringwood Magister. All photos credit Stock Image Services.com, provided by Rolex.

Tiana Coudray (USA) today, 29th April 2011, is currently lying in first position after the final day of Dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, in Lexington. Rolex Grand Slam contender Mark Tood (NZL) is lying in joint 17th with his horse Grass Valley.

William Fox-Pitt riding Neuf Des Coeurs is lying in 19th position and Oliver Townend, riding ODT Sonas Rovatio is in 26th place.

Current Standings:
1. Tiana Coudray (USA) riding Ringwood Magister, 40.8
2. Mary King (GBR) riding Fernhill Urco, 41.7
3. Allison Springer (USA) riding Arthur, 42.3
4. Mary King (GBR) riding Kings Tempress, 47.7
5. William Coleman (USA) riding Twizzel, 48.2
6. James Alliston (GBR) riding Jumbo’s Jake, 48.2
7. Kim Steverson (USA) riding Tipperary Liadhnan, 48.5
8. Sinead Halpin (USA) riding Manoir de Carneville, 48.7
9. Boyd Martin (USA) riding Remington XXV, 49.0
10. Clayton Fredericks (AUS) riding Be My Guest, 50.2
=17. Mark Todd (NZL) riding Grass Valley, 51.8

Further news and details are available on www.rk3de.org.

After winning the 2011 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on NZB Land Vision earlier this week, Mark Todd enters ‘Rolex’ as the live contender for the coveted Rolex Grand Slam title.  With one of three legs of the Rolex Grand Slam complete, Todd must now win at both the 2011 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, in order to become only the second rider, after Pippa Funnell, to scoop the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam for winning the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, all in succession. So far the Rolex Grand Slam feat has only been achieved by Pippa Funnell, who won all three competitions in 2003 on two different horses.

Mary King (GBR) Riding Fernhill Urco
Alison Springer (USA), Riding Arthur