The weather gods were smiling on the Kentucky Classic CDE today: it was a perfect day for the marathon..

A few scenes from the day:

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Bob Giles and his Andalusian mare, Maude, in the water obstacle

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… and one of the crows hanging out at that same obstacle

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many competitors have said they had a great time at the KY Classic; Nancy Roemer looked like she was having a good time, exiting this obstacle with a huge smile

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Gavin Robson at the top of the Hollow, about to fly back down the hill

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Packers fans, I presume? Mary Ruth Marks is, in fact, from Wisconsin

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spectators were lined all along the top of this hill, which gave them a good view of several obstacles

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Misdee Wrigley Miller, with Koos de Ronde as her navigator, negotiating the logs

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… and negotiating a turn at the base of Mick’s Mountain

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At the very end of the day, Koos de Ronde (a member of the gold-medal team from last year’s WEG) took the reins of a team of four horses and, with Michael Freund as his navigator and James Miller on the back step, gave a thrilling demonstration of obstacle driving. He was followed along the course, from obstacle to obstacle, by an army of people in golf carts and gators, and on bikes, and on foot. And — sometimes at Michael’s urging, but mostly on their own — the crowd cheered and whooped and hollered in appreciation.

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