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West Coast Riders at Rolex!

We are fast approaching the 2015 Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event – the only 4-star eventing competition in the western hemisphere. Top riders and horses in the sport will be competing, some all the way from Europe and Australia!

I have many favorite riders and horses from all over the world that I’ll be cheering on, but wanted to give a special highlight to those from the west coast. As of today, we have *13* riders from the west coast out of 88 total entrants.  Here’s a list of west coast riders, with some Rolex facts thrown in!

James Alliston
From San Ramon, California
Representing Great Britain
Aboard 2 horses: Tivoli, a 2000 chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Parker, a 2002 bay Thoroughbred (TB) gelding.
James Alliston Eventing website

Anna Collier
From Woodland, Washington
Representing the USA
Aboard Gleaming Road, a 2004 Chestnut TB gelding.
Anna Collier Eventing website

Barbara Crabo
From Scottsdale, Arizona
Representing the USA
Aboard Eveready, a 1999 dark bay Sweding Warmblood gelding.
Four Peak’s Farm / Barb Crabo Eventing website

John Michael Durr
From Castro Valley, California
Representing the USA
Aboard Espris De La Danse, a 2004 dark bay Canadian Sport Horse mare.
Redwood Empire Sport Horses website

Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp
From Rancho Santa Fe, California (but based out of the UK)
Representing the USA
Aboard 2 horses: HHS Cooley, a 2004 grey Irish Sport Horse gelding; and Fernhill By Night, a 2003 dark bay Irish Sport Horse gelding.
Liz Halliday website

Emilee Libby
From Temecula, California
Representing the USA
Aboard Nonsensical, a 2003 chestnut TB gelding.
Emilee Libby Eventing’s Facebook Page

Jordan Linstedt
From Redmond, Washington.
Representing the USA
Aboard Revitavet Capato, a 2003 bay Hanoverian gelding.
Jordan Linstedt Eventing website

Maddy Mazzola
From Oakland, California
Representing the USA.
Aboard Mojito, a 2001 grey Argentinian/Warmblood cross gelding.
Article by EN on Maddy & Mojito

Robert Meyerhoff
From Davenport, California.
Representing the USA.
Aboard Dunlavin’s Token, a 2000 bay Silla Argentino gelding.
Meyerhoff Show Horses website

Gina Miles
From Templeton, California.
Representing the USA
Aboard SVR Ron, a 2000 black Silla Uruguay gelding.
Gold Medal Equestrian website

Bunnie Sexton
From Santa Ynez, California
Representing the USA
Aboard Rise Against, a 1999 bay TB gelding.
Shepherd Ranch Eventing’s Facebook page

Mackenna Shea
From Tacoma, Washington
Representing the USA
Aboard Landioso, a 2002 bay Bavarian warmblood gelding.
Mackenna Shea Eventing website

Jolie Wentworth
From Crockett, California
Representing the USA
Aboard Goodknight, a 2002 bay Canadian sport horse gelding.
Kismet Farms website

As of today, one west coast entrant has withdrawn due to horse injury:

Jennifer McFall
From Wilton, California.
Representing the USA.
Aboard High Times, a 2004 black Holsteiner gelding.
Dragonfire Farm website

4 comments on “West Coast Riders at Rolex!

  1. Yeah West coast, esp CA!!

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  2. I met Derek at an unrated event a few years back, when he volunteered as course designer. We were standing atop a hill near the first few jumps and he said that he had (unintentionally) built a really tough Novice course, because he only had satellite maps to work off of and was unfamiliar with the terrain. Super cool guy!

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  3. so exciting! definitely looking forward to the action :)

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