Jackie Oliver, one of the members of the Grappa Nera Syndicate.
William Coleman presents Tight Lines to Karen Nyrop, DVM, a member of the ground jury
William Coleman jogging Tight Lines at the first horse inspection, on Wednesday afternoon
Buck Davidson presenting Jak My Style
Tamra Smith with Mai Baum
one of the permanent residents of the Kentucky Horse Park
Will Coleman gives Off The Record a pat
Members of the New Zealand squad enjoy some pizza while on a course walk by the Head of the Lake
Last minute touchup before dressage
Marilyn Little on RF Scandalous, leaders after dressage on a history-making score of 21.7
Elisa Wallace on Riot Gear
Sylvie Martin and US Eventing team coach Erik Duvander watch Boyd Martin warming up On Cue
Caroline Martin on Islandwood Captain Jack
Anna Siemer's mare, FRH Butt's Avondale, takes care of an itch at the conclusion of their dressage test
Tamie Smith having a fantastic test on Mai Baum
Oliver Townend and the great grey, Ballaghmor Class, representing Great Britain
Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Singapore, tackling Pete's Hollow, Fence 17ab
Doug Payne and the eternally young Vandiver at Fence 15
Liz Halliday-Sharp pinging over Fence 18 on Cooley Quicksilver
Corvett takes Emily Hamel through the 4th and final water complex
Past RK3DE winner William Fox-Pitt having a lovely moment on course with Oratorio
Lauren Kieffer Nicholson and Paramount Importance think nothing of flying this mammoth ditch and pallisade.
Ditto another great leap at Fence 21
Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous show how to do the drop into the Head of the Lake
And then how to attack the bank out!
Emilee Libby and Jakobi on the line
KEC Zara and Zoe Crawford parted company but no one was hurt except maybe some pride.
Boyd Martin with the lovely On Cue
Ollie Townend sitting in the backseat at the coffin.
Sydney Elliott letting QC Diamondtaire do his thing and then some.
The same pair making nothing of the out from the second water
Islandwood Captain Jack taking Caroline Martin around for the ride
What's a little weather to a horseman from Great Britain? Richard Meade and Superstition attack the first water with a bold leap in.
Business Ben wondered why rider Allison Springer was sitting in the water.
Dom Schramm had Bolytair B conditioned to a T.
Will Faudree deep in thought on Mama's Magic Way on his way to the start box.
Phillip Dutton bringing it home on Z
Tamra Smith and Mai Baum charging out of the start box.
And here at the penultimate fence, still charging.
Liz Halliday-Sharp setting out on course with Deniro Z.
And winging around the final complex, two fences from home,
Will Coleman with On The Record at Fence 3
Oliver Townend on the classy Ballaghmoor Class.
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg go zinging into the first water
Up over the table out
Ollie and Ballaghmoor Class, still full of running at the end of the course.
Boyd and "Thomas", at the first of the Mounds.
OOPs. That is what hanging a leg at the second log will do to you. Everybody was okay.
Lauren Nicholson on her horse Vermiculus, better known as Bug. Love this little guy!
Buck Davidson on his third horse of day, Carlevo. Where does he get the awesome stamina?
Foggy final horse inspection, with the foreign horses presented first
Jonelle Price's horse, Classic Moet. I want one of these rugs.
Waiting for the jog.
Tim Price of New Zealand presents Bango
Ollie Townend and Ballaghmoor Class
Richard Meade and Superstition, looking bright after steaming around cross-country the day before
Buck Davidson and the gorgeous Carlevo
Jennie Brannigan and FE Lifestyle
Boots with changeable dangles, on loan from Hound and Hare.
Some of us more relaxed than others
Two handsome boys - Will Coleman and Tight Lines, a classic OTTB
What a good boy, Jakobi!
What a beautiful clip job on Will Coleman's horse Off The Record
Mai Baum - accepted!
Emilee Libby must have been happy to have brought Jakobi all the way from California to compete, with a finish like this.
Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack - yes!
Phillip Dutton with a nice completion on Z
Go, little Corvett! Still overjumping by a foot.
And Emily Hamet was pretty happy, too.
Jonelle Price on Grappa Nera, ears pricked.
Jennie Brannigan on FE Lifestyle at the triple
and sailing neatly out over the third fence
Trust me dad, says Carlevo. I got this.
Megan O'Donoghue with the elegant OTTB Palm Crescent
Tamie Smith with the ever youthful Mai Baum
Olympic Team, please?
Jonelle Price of New Zealand with Classic Moet
Doug Payne having a great ride on Quantum Leap
What focus! Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z
Tim Price on Xavier Faer
Boyd Martin must love that On Cue can still jump like this at the end of her first 5-star!
Class act by O Townend and Ballaghmoor Class to cinch 1st place
Boyd Martin had a lot to celebrate as the best American with On Cue
Number 1, for the third time in a row.