The Horse Show

Caroline Martin Takes Two to Kentucky

Caroline Martin & Islandwood Captain Jack [USEA/Leslie Mintz]

Caroline Martin will be competing in her fourth Kentucky Three Day Event next week but for her two rides it will be their first time in the Kentucky Horse Park and the biggest event of their lives

The Horse Show is presented by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 42’51”

With less than a week to go before horses starting arriving in the Kentucky Horse Park there is a tapering off in their fitness work with just some final hacking and gymnastics ahead of what is a long road trip for most competitors, American Caroline Martin will be heading north from her winter base in Ocala Florida this weekend with two rides; Islandwood Captain Jack and Danger Mouse. For this leading under-25 rider it will be her fourth trip to the park but this time her partners are two different and relatively young horses at 10 years old so her expectations are for clean performances that will be career building as she eyes the long view with world championships and Olympic Games in her sights.  Both horses have had the ideal preparation with easy rides at the Carolina Horse Park and Red Hills to test their fitness but the rolling hills of the Kentucky Blue Grass will be the ultimate test.  Caroline has been training with 5-time Olympic Show Jumper Anne Kursinski (as well as dressage trainer Betsy Steiner and US Team Coach Eric Duvander) making sure she has all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed for the only five star event in North America and Chris also spoke with Anne about the difference in training eventers and event horses in pure show jumping. 

51 combinations will be starting this year including riders from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Great Britain taking on the US riders who will be eager for the first home victory since 2008. 

We will be at the event with live coverage and exclusive interviews on our Facebook Page so be sure to follow us there.

Links for Caroline: 

https://www.instagram.com/carolinegmartin/

https://www.facebook.com/carolinemartineventing/

https://twitter.com/Carolinegmartin

http://www.caroline-martin-eventing.com/

http://athletuxequine.com/wp-content/uploads/Team-Living-The-Dream-LLC-Packet-B.pdf

https://data.fei.org/Horse/Performance.aspx?p=CEA3B5B2BBD95DF364D36EB271DB5F51

https://useventing.com/events-competitions/profile?id=93045

Danger Mouse:

https://data.fei.org/Person/Performance.aspx?p=F6277EB6392FDF8A9C103510D084CC1C

Islandwood Captain Jack:

https://data.fei.org/Horse/Performance.aspx?p=A991A2E3F6F3174776814B08A1482ADD

 

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Photos: Caroline Martin & Islandwood Captain Jack & Danger Mouse [USEA/Leslie Mintz]
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