Friday, April 24, 2015

Missing Rolex

Clayton Fredericks & Be My Guest
I had put some strong thought into going to Rolex this year, but life is just not giving me the break I need to justify the trip. The fact that this may be my last year living within easy driving distance of Lexington made saying no extremely hard.
Hannah Sue Burnett & Harbour Pilot
Instead of crying over the missed trip, I'm having a lesson with my trainer. The first one since January. I bet that'll take my mind off of the things and people I'll be missing.
Michael Pollard & Icarus (RIP Icarus, you were an awesome horse.)
Luckily, I have these photos from Rolex 2011 to look at when my live feed inevitably crashes on Saturday.
Jessica Phoenix and Exponential. I love her expression.
If I even get to watch the live feed. I may end up shunning my electronics tomorrow and binge watching the entire weekend before show jumping on Sunday.
Colleen Rutledge and Shiraz
You can't blame me, though. Rolex fever is a real thing.
I think we'd had Lyra a week when we took her to Rolex the first time?
It doesn't matter what discipline you ride, there's something about that 4* in Kentucky that really ignites the imagination. Plus, Lexington is one of my favorite places on earth. So, if you're lucky enough to be down in Kentucky this weekend, don't forget to check out some of my favorite places.
Vacationing In Horse Country: Keeneland Breeding Sale
• Vacationing In Horse Country: Beer, Bourbon, And Barrels
• Vacationing In Horse Country: Keeping Everyone Happy
• Vacationing In Horse Country: Where To Stay & The KHP

Get out there and enjoy some Rolex weekend...
William Fox Pitt & Neuf des Coeurs

22 comments:

  1. Rolex fever IS real and I totally have it. I currently live relatively close to KHP and I too couldn't go this year. Next year, I'll be living in northern IN so I'm totally bummed I couldn't make this year work. May just road trip it anyway next year?!

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    1. Road trip it! Northern IN only adds another few hours, right?

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  2. I'm loving all the Rolex pictures, unfortunately the very thing that pays for my pony is keeping me from being able to watch the live feed, damn you job! If I'm still in Kansas next year I want to try to go!

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  3. I've always wanted to go but never had the time or never had the money (and this year I don't have either). I'm really hoping to be able to go next year or the year after, it looks amazing!

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    1. It IS amazing. Really one of the coolest events.

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  4. I've never been. Someday.

    In the mean time, soooooo glad my co workers are out of the office. DON'T COME BACK TODAY OK.

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  5. woo hoo rolex (i may or may not have my second screen at work dedicated to live streaming right at this very moment)!!

    also hope you have a great lesson :)

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  6. I live on another continent but hope to make it some year for epic blogger meet up awesomeness

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  7. I've never been. Eventing isn't typically my thing, but it's hard not to get at least a little excited by Rolex.

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    1. There's something for every horse person to like about Rolex.

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  8. I'm here at my first Rolex! My trainer is competing her first Rolex this year, we're all very emotional!!

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  9. Going to watch Rolex is on my bucket list. *sigh* One day. I've only driven past Lexington, so I will definitely be using your posts for a reference when I go to the Breeder's Cup this year :) I hope that you have a great lesson!

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  10. So true...Rolex fever is a real thing!!! We went for Friday & Saturday only - next year, think we are going to try for all 4 days. Loved every minute of it. Your pics from 2011 are amazing!

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    1. Yay! If you go for dressage, spring for a headset. Totally worth it. :)

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  11. Rolex was the THING to watch this past weekend!

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  12. Rolex was the THING to watch this past weekend!

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