6:54 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Rolex Competition Under Way at Kentucky Horse Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand guided Calico Joe to the best score on the first day of dressage competition at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. 

Andy Nicholson of New Zealand aboard Calico Joe, finished day one of the competition in first place at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Credit horsejunkiesunited

American Becky Holder, who is no stranger to the Kentucky Horse Park course, rode 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Can’t Fire Me into second place.

“I do love the Horse Park.  I have had such memorable events here. ... The fan base that’s here that welcomes the thoroughbreds with such open arms, the course here is a galloping horse’s course, and I just really think that this event needs to be won by an off-the-track thoroughbred.”

Canadian Shandiss McDonald, on Rockfield Grant Juan, is in third place.  The equestrian competition continues through Sunday at the Kentucky Horse Park.