The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is aptly nicknamed 'The Grand Slam of Eventing' and I'll be there covering the journey of local equestrian Sydney Conley Elliott in just a few short weeks!

RK3DE is also called the best weekend all year, which I found it is true when I went on my maiden Rolex trip in 2014 as a spectator cheering on Julie Norman Shamburger, who made a return trip to compete in 2015.

RK3DE is a horse lovers dream with two days of dressage, a day of stunning cross country competition and culminating on Sunday with awe inspiring rounds in stadium jumping. Mix that with tons of displays, extensive shopping and Kentucky Horse Park itself, and it's a heady experience.

The above video captures the majesty of the sport of three day eventing and I am so excited to make the trek to Kentucky Horse Park to celebrate and cheer on Sydney Conley Elliot and her incredible partner Cisko.  You have to admit, having to local riders qualify in the past three years says something about the quality of the horse community in northwest Louisiana and specifically, Holly Hill Farm in Benton where both professionals are based at and that's that we've got a ton of talent in our area and the best is yet to come!

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