We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the cross-country day. Enjoy these cross-country rides from some fan favorite riders.
Bruce Davidson, Jr., (also known as Buck) is always a fan favorite at the Kentucky Three-Day Event every year. In this video, he is shown aboard Ballynoe Castle RM, who is affectionately known as Reggie, in the 2013 event. Buck is the son of the initial winner of the first Kentucky Three-Day Event, Bruce Davidson, who won the event in 1978, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, and 1993. Buck has earned his own way into Kentucky Three-Day Event history by winning the Pinnacle Trophy as the highest-placed U.S. Rider in 2013 at the Rolex Kentucky CCI***** with Reggie after their third-place finish and in 2009 with My Boy Bobby. In 2012, Buck was named an alternate on the U.S. team at the London Olympic Games following the year he was the #1 ranked rider in the U.S. and a Pan American Games team member. He was also an alternate for the 2008 Hong Kong Olympics with Reggie, and shortlisted for the 2004 FEI World Equestrian Games with Class Touch and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2010, Buck and Reggie were members of the U.S. team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. The pair has also competed at Badminton and Burghley. Reggie was retired at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. He is a bay 2000 Irish Sport Horse who was named the USEA highest-scoring horse of all time.
Stay tuned for show jumping videos tomorrow, in addition to dressage and cross-country videos (linked below), from leading riders in our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute.