April 19, 2008

Polly Stockton is the sole British rider making the journey across the Atlantic to compete in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in Lexington, from April 24 to 27.

She is also the only rider in the competition who is based outside of the Americas and will ride Charles Owen Tangleman, who makes his third trip to the event having been second in 2003 and 13th last year.

There are 47 horses entered in the event, including three-time winner Kim Severson, this year riding Tipperary Liadhnan, and Karen O'Connor riding the world famous Theodore O'Connor. The 14.1hh gelding was third at Lexington last year and took double gold at the Pan American Games in Brazil in 2007.

Australian riders Boyd Martin (Neville Bardos and Ying Yang Yo) and Cammy O'Rourke (Kirby Park Irish Jamie) are the sole Southern Hemisphere representatives at the event.

• Britain's Nick Gauntlett will make the long journey to Poland next week to contest the CCI*** at Bialy Bor in Poland, from April 25 to 27.

Nick rides Calibre, owned by Northgate Information Solutions, who was originally being aimed for Badminton, and Woodside Alcatraz, who is making his three-star debut.

There are 40 horses from 14 nations entered at Bialy Bor, most of them looking to achieve either Olympic qualification or last minute World Ranking Points, to increase their chance of getting an individual place in Hong Kong. Foreign riders include former European Silver medallist and World Cup Champion, Linda Algotsson, riding Stand By Me and 2007 Italian Team Bronze medallist Susanna Bordone riding Ava and Carrera III.