The Kentucky Cup Dressage Test Event in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is gearing up to be a spectacular showcase of top level dressage.
The test event, to be held April 19-22 in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is in preparation for the Games which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, September 25-October 10.
Riders and horses from eight countries will be competing at the Kentucky Cup including Michelle Gibson, who with her mount Peron scored 75.20% at the Atlanta Olympic Games, the highest score ever awarded an American at an Olympics; Ashley Holzer, Olympic veteran and 2009 Canadian Equestrian Athlete of the Year; Oded Shimoni, the first Israeli to qualify for and compete in the World Equestrian Games and the Olympics.
The three-star test event will feature all three classes of international competition, the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle, a stylized competition set to music and choreographed for each horse and rider, allowing the rider to create their own test which must include specific compulsory movements.
Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. Dressage Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 21 10:00 a.m. Grand Prix Special
Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Dressage Freestyle
The Freestyle competition on April 22 is a ticketed event, priced at $15. Tickets to all test events can be purchased online through April 7 and at the gates of the event. To purchase tickets to Kentucky Cup Dressage, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and Kentucky Cup Jumping, click here.
2010 Kentucky Cup CDI 3* Participants
Michelle Gibson Don Angelo USA
Pierre St Jacques Lucky Tiger USA
Ashley Holzer Pop Art CAN
Lars Petersen Beemer DEN
Melissa Taylor Schumacker Solyst USA
Melissa Taylor Succes USA
Diane Creech Devon L CAN
Diane Creech Wiona CAN
Jane D. Hannigan Maksymilian USA
Shawna Harding Come On III USA
Yvonne Losos de Muniz Optimus Prime DOM
Victoria Winter Proton CAN
Todd Flettrich Otto USA
Mikala Munter Gundersen Leonberg DENC
Chris Von Martels Naomi CAN
Jacqueline Brooks Balmoral CAN
Jacqueline Brooks Gran Gesto CAN
Bonny Bonnello Pikardi CAN
Belinda Trussell Anton CAN
Jaimey Irwin Dover CAN
Ute Busse Lindor’s Finest CAN
Katherine Bateson Chandler Dea II USA
Arlene F. Page Alina USA
Luis Reteguiz-Denizard Nalando PUR
Tina M. Konyot Calecto V USA
Nadine Schlonsok Ikaros GER
Gary Vander Ploeg Cezanne CAN
Marco Bernal Halbgott COL
Shannon Dueck Ayscha CAN
Dr. Cesar Parra Don Ulrik USA
Oded Shimoni Granada ISR
Reese Koffler Stanfield Goubergh’s Kasper USA