1:45pm - Our last riders are on the course now, Doug Payne with Vandiver, Boyd Martin with Tsetserleg and Lauren Kieffer with Vermiculus will join them soon as the last of the day.
1:21pm - Our overnight leader is on course now, following a brilliant double clear round from Tim Price and Xavier Faer, Phillip Dutton and Z are also on course now.
12:57pm - Just 10 horses left to start as Waylon Roberts and Lancaster are now out on course.
12:52pm - Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges unfortunately part ways after a slip coming out of the quarry. Both are up and look to be fine.
12:47pm - Ariel Grald gets a fence flag caught UNDER HER LEG. She and her horse jumped the next fence with it in tow before they finally lost it.
12:33pm - Piggy really had to work for her round with Quarrycrest Echo, she confirms that he slipped a hind leg at the quarry and she lost her stirrup, which is why she stopped to readjust and check him out before continuing. He was sticky all the way around but they made it!
12:27pm - USEF Network has confirmed that Buck Davidson sustained a broken collarbone in his fall with Park Trader, so he will not be continuing this weekend unfortunately.
12:26pm - Dom and Bolytair B are through the Normandy Bank, just carrying their earlier stop at fence 3.
12:23pm - Lisa Marie Fergusson and Chris Talley have both made it home with time along with Lauren Kieffer on Paramount Importance and Piggy French on Quarrycrest Echo. Dom Schramm, Marcelo Tosi and Will Coleman are on course now.
11:50am - Will Faudree is home with time penalties, Hazel Shannon and Daniela Moguel are home with one refusal each. Ellen Doughty-Hume, Lisa Marie Fergusson and Chris Talley are on course now.
11:32am - Hannah Sue Burnett with Harbour Pilot, Felix Vogg with Colero, Joe Meyer with Johnny Royale and Lillian Heard with LCC Barnaby are all home clear with time penalties; Joe is the fastest rider of the day so far with only 2.8 time penalties. Hazel Shannon with Willingapark Clifford and Will Faudree with Pfun are on course now.
11:16am - Hallie has decided to call it a day after 2 refusals for Celien.
11:07am - Hallie Coon and Celien are on course now in their second 5* run.
11:05am - Leaderboard is showing Mara DePuy and Congo Brazzaville C as withdrawn before cross country.
11:02am - Sara and Polaris are home now as well with just a few time penalties.
10:59am - Allie Sacksen and Sparrow’s Nio are our first finishers!
10:50am - So far we’ve lost our first 3 starters to falls, Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack, Buck Davidson and Park Trader, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. Allie Sacksen with Sparrow’s Nio and Sara Gumbiner with Polaris are on course now hoping to turn this day around.
10:40am - Caroline and Islandwood Captain Jack appear to have parted ways on the Normandy Bank.
10:38am - Caroline and Islandwood Captain Jack knock a flag at the Head of the Lake, they will review the jump to determine that the horse actually made the effort, though it certainly appeared that way from the angle on the live feed.
10:35am - Buck Davidson and his first of 3 rides, Park Trader, are heading out on course.
10:30am - Our trailblazers today, Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack, are out of the box now.
3:10pm - And Lauren and Bug will just edge out her score on Paramount Importance, with a 33.0 to sit in 12th place overnight.
3:00pm - Our very last ride of the day, Lauren Kieffer on her second horse, Vermiculus, are in the ring now.
2:58pm - Some issues with the live feed on my end, but Buck and Copper Beach finishing their test now on a provisional 35.9.
2:53pm - 28.0 for Boyd and Thomas to make them the highest placed American pair!
2:44pm - Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg are entering the ring now, our third to last ride of the day.
2:42pm - Doug and Vandiver coming out of the ring with a 35.5 provisionally.
2:35pm - Doug Payne and Vandiver entering the ring now.
2:34pm - A 40.3 provisionally for Sharon and Cooley On Show.
2:30pm - Sharon White and Cooley On Show entering the ring now for the USA.
2:28pm - 35.6 provisionally for Hawley and Jollybo.
2:22pm - We’re back with our last group of the day, kicking it off with Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo.
1:48pm - A provisional 32.5 for Phillip Dutton and Z as we head into the final break of the day.
1:40pm - Another top contender for the Americans, Phillip Dutton and Z are entering the ring.
1:39pm - And best it they do! 24.4 to put Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class firmly into the lead.
1:32pm - Defending Kentucky champions, Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class are entering the ring to see if they can best their 2018 score of 28.7.
1:30pm - Jessica looks really happy with Bogue Sound for a 42.6 in the horse’s first 5* test.
1:22pm - Super relaxed test from Xavier Faer for Tim Price to sit on a provisional score of 30.8 to squeeze into the top 3.
1:16pm - Tim Price getting ready to enter the ring now with Xavier Faer, he is the current contender for the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing after winning Burghley 2018.
1:14pm - Matt looking thrilled with Wizzerd after their first 5* dressage test, coming out with a provisional score of 39.6.
1:07pm - Another 5* first timer is circling the ring now, Matt Flynn and Wizzerd.
1:06pm - Provisional score of 32.7 for Waylon and Lancaster, the judges rewarding a very relaxed test overall.
1:03pm - Very unfortunate spook in the corner to interrupt an otherwise lovely test for Waylon and Lancaster.
1:00pm - Back from lunch! The sun looks to be coming out from what we can see on the live stream, and Waylon Roberts and Lancaster are heading into the ring for Canada.
11:40am - Andrea and Indy will take us to the lunch break on their provisional score of 39.0.
11:31am - Our last rider before lunch will be Andrea Baxter, on her own Indy 500.
11:30am - A lovely 34.0 provisionally for Colleen and Qorry Blue D’Argouges.
11:25am - Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges are in the ring now for Canada.
11:24am - Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan coming out with a provisional 42.2 in their 5* debut.
11:18am - Looks like Leamore Master Plan may have gotten his tongue over the bit, showing some resistance and quite a bit of tongue outside the mouth.
11:17am - Another pair of 5* first timers, Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan, are now in the ring.
11:14am - Provisional score of 36.9 for Leslie Law and Voltaire de Tre’.
11:07am - Leslie Law entering the ring in the Rolex Stadium, for the first time since 2010!
11:06am - Provisional score of 32.2 for Paddy the Caddy and a very happy Erin Sylvester.
11:00am - Back from the first break with Paddy the Caddy and Erin Sylvester.
10:42am - Provisional score of 36.0 for Will Coleman and Tight Lines, leading us into the first break of the day.
10:37am - We’re now seeing a 27.1 for Piggy French on the leaderboard, which will take over the lead if correct.
10:33am - Will Coleman and Tight Lines have entered the ring for their test.
10:32am - Provisional 41.0 for Marcelo Tosi and Glenfly.
10:28am - A score finally showing on the leaderboard for Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo, 29.1 which puts them into second place.
10:26am - Marcelo Tosi and Glenfly are in the ring now, representing Brazil.
10:25am - Provisional score of 38.0 coming in for Dom and Boly in their 5* debut.
10:17am - Apparently some computer issues in the judge’s box, so we’re still waiting on a score for Piggy and Quarrycrest Echo, but 5* first timers Dom Schramm and Bolytair B are in the ring now.
10:10am - Kentucky first timers, though no stranger to the 5* level, Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo are in the ring now, definite favorites for the win this weekend.
10:08am - Lauren looking thrilled with Paramount Importance for a 34.4, which is good for the top 10 at the moment.
10:01am - Lauren Kieffer is in the ring as our first ride of the day, on the first of her two horses.
9:58am - Just a few minutes before our first horse of the day heads down the centerline! A friend of ours who is at the KHP has reported that it is cold and windy there, so we may be seeing some fresh horses this morning!
2:58pm - And with a 34.0, Buck slips into the Top 5 for the second time today.
2:51pm - Our last pair of the day, Buck Davidson on his second ride, Jak My Style, are entering the ring to conclude our first day of dressage.
2:50pm - Some flying change related disagreements for Caroline and Danger Mouse for a provisional 36.2.
2:45pm - Caroline Martin, our first repeat rider, is in the ring now with her second horse of the day, Danger Mouse.
2:43pm - A provisional score of 42.0 for Chris and Billy.
2:36pm - Chris Talley and Unmarked Bills, our first pair of 5* first timers, are now in the ring. Chris unbelievably brought this horse from the track to the Advanced level in 2 years.
2:34pm - A provisional score of 40.9 for Lisa Marie and Honor Me.
2:28pm - Our first Canadian pair have just entered the ring, Lisa Maria Fergusson and Honor Me.
2:26pm - A really lovely and obedient test for Ellen and Obie, who leave the dressage ring on a provisional score of 36.4.
2:20pm - Texas-based pair Ellen Doughty-Hume and Sir Oberon, the oldest horse in the competition, are currently in the ring to kick off our final group of the day.
1:38pm - Daniela Moguel looks very happy with Cecelia’s test, on their way to a provisional score of 35.2, a new personal best at the 5* level!
1:31pm - Daniela Moguel and Cecelia will be the last ride before the break, and the only pair to represent Mexico.
1:30pm - Will Faudree not letting any points get away from him in that test for a provisional score of 35.3.
1:24pm - Another member of the US contingent is up, Will Faudree and Pfun.
1:23pm - Lots of really lovely work for Hazel and Willingapark Clifford for a provisional score of 39.0.
1:16pm - Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford are in the ring now, our first competitors for Australia.
1:14pm - Lillian and LCC Barnaby coming out with a provisional score of 39.7.
1:12pm - Sidebar, I’ve just learned that Johnny Royale is an OTTB and I’m in love.
1:08pm - Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby, Kentucky veterans entering the ring now.
1:06pm - Provisional score of 44.4 for Joe and a very fit Johnny Royale.
1:01pm - We are back from the lunch break, our second international competitor of the day is heading into the ring, Joe Meyer and Johnny Royale for New Zealand.
11:38am - And we have a new leader heading into the lunch break! Felix and Colero have become the first pair to score below 30, with a provisional score of 28.0.
11:32am - Our first international competitors, Felix Vogg and Colero for Switzerland, are in the ring now as the last ride before the lunch break.
11:31am - Hallie and Celien don’t quite reach their personal best of 29.1, but a very respectable 32.7 with just a few disobediences.
11:26am - Hallie Coon and Celien are in the ring now, could potentially break into the 20s based on their past performances.
11:23am - A very fresh Congo Brazzaville C and Mara DePuy coming out of the ring with a provisional score of 44.8.
11:17am - Congo Brazzaville C entering the ring now with 1996 Olympian Mara DePuy for the USA.
11:15am - Some disagreements for Hannah Sue and Harbour Pilot, coming out with a provisional score of 39.6.
11:08am - And we’re back! Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot are in the ring to get the second group of the morning started.
10:41am - Our first group is done, now a drag break before the next 4 horses take the ring.
10:40am - A provisional 49.0 for Sara and Larry, looking happy to be done with this phase!
10:31am - The last ride of our first group is circling the ring, Sara Gumbiner and Polaris.
10:29am - Allie looking thrilled with a personal best score of 36.5!
10:21am - Allie Sacksen circling the ring with the Connemara/TB/Adorable Sparrow’s Nio.
10:19am - Provisional 30.8 for Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z.
10:18am - Deniro Z still struggling somewhat with his changes.
10:15am - Definite favorites for the home team this weekend, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z in the ring now.
10:14am - Buck looking very happy with his first test, coming out with a provisional 32.1!
10:09am - Buck Davidson in the ring with the first of his 3 rides this weekend, Park Trader.
10:07am - Provisional score of 40.0 for Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack.
10:04am - Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack are first in the ring, for the USA.