We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the second day of dressage. Enjoy these dressage rides from some fan favorite riders.
Will Faudree, shown in this video with the horse Pawlow during their 2014 dressage ride in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, was named the U.S. Eventing Association’s Young Rider of the Year in 2002. It was a fitting triumph for this dedicated rider after a life-threatening brain injury and a long recovery period after a fall in 1999. He was a student of Phillip Dutton at the time but went out on his own in 2003. He represented the U.S. as part of the gold-medal team at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was then an alternate for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team in Athens, Greece, and on the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games team in Aachen, Germany. He was also on the shortlist for the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., with Pawlow, who was also called “Ernie” and “Mr. Perfect.” Pawlow is a 1999 16.1-hand bay Polish Thoroughbred gelding. After this dressage round, Pawlow led the way with a score of 49.8, although the pair did not win that year.
Stay tuned for cross-country and show jumping videos, in addition to more dressage videos (linked below), from leading riders in our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute.