Thanks to one of the many helmet cams that let us view the harrowing view from one rider, we can envision ourselves in the hard-learned and challenging skill of riding horses. Elisa Wallace was the rider in this case, capturing her run with her precious horse, Simply Priceless, in Rolex 2016.
This amazing look at what a rider sees makes me respect them that much more. It’s a little bit scary if I’m honest. Rolex is a big three-day event, a crucial and influential race given a rating of four stars in Lexington, Kentucky. The top competing horses are found to join in this race, as the quality and competitive spirit is put to the test.
All the training, the nights, and days of strength, speed, and other tests are endured all to be realized in this moment. You really must see what a rider goes through to appreciate this kind of racing. It is truly remarkable.
One such case really shows off one of the many phases, given points on a varying degree of perfection and skill over the three-daylong event. The movement or how they move, the rate, and how fluid they are tends to play quite a big role. Rhythmic cadence also seems to really help determine the judges’ overall scoring as it is part of the overall scores mean.
After each of these is tested during the three-day-long endurance test of sorts, a different task or quality is looked for on each day; we find our winner for the event. This is a unique outlook at this event and gives viewers new respect for those in the saddle, for sure. Enjoy the action in the video posted below.