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Lainey Ashker and Anthony Patch on cross country at Kentucky Rolex Three Day. Photo by and courtesy of Lee Ann Zobbe

Rolex challenges stiffen resolve of OTTB riders

Despite setbacks and disappointments, two top Thoroughbred riders exited the Rolex Kentucky grounds last weekend brimming with pride in their horses, yet humbled by the experience of “going big” on a world stage. Four-star rider Lainey Ashker and her 16-year-old OTTB Anthony Patch put in a stellar performance in the Dressage ring, ending the first day of competition in 2nd place before winding up in an admirable 7th place for dressage. Meanwhile, Leah Lang-Gluscic, in her maiden trip to Rolex with her $750 T’bred AP Prime, accomplished a huge milestone in the “electric” dressage ring before withdrawing from the rest […]