Kelton and Bletzacker Build Stronger Bonds with their Horses in Classic Series Divisions at Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event

By Meagan DeLisle – USEA Staff

The Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event is a staple in the midwestern eventing calendar, one that often has an impressive waitlist if you didn’t get your entry in at 12:01 a.m. on opening day. This year the event, held Oct. 18-22 in Lexington, Kentucky, also hosted two USEA Classic Series Event divisions at the Novice and Training level, both of which were hotly contested.

In the Training Three-Day, Canadian Jacquie Kelton kicked off the weekend in second place after dressage with her own 6-year-old Canadian Warmblood mare Miss Something Special (Rash R x SELMA DE LA BATIA) on a score of 30.2. The pair moved up the leaderboard to first when they finished on that exact score after fault-free performances in the other phases of the long-format event.

Kelton first got her first taste of the eventing world 19 years ago thanks to Pony Club and has been hooked ever since. She purchased “Marigold” as a green 4-year-old in the spring of 2021 and has been bringing her along at her own pace.