Sponsored Rider Prepares for Rolex DebutBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · April 8, 2015
Lisa Barry and her 11-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding, F.I.S. Prince Charming, will be making their Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event debut this year. “The Rolex” is the only four-star event held in the U.S. and presents the highest level of eventing challenges to horses and riders.
Unable to travel to New Zealand to ride the off-the-track horse, Lisa watched a video sent by a friend before she purchased F.I.S. Prince Charming as a four-year-old. Working up through the levels, the pair has had some excellent results at events in the U.S. and Canada. Entering a four-star competition calls for careful preparation, and Lisa has been aided by her use of KER ClockIt Sport, a newly developed equine exercise physiology app. The KER ClockIt Sport app was developed by Kentucky Equine Research to track and provide feedback on cardiovascular fitness programs as sport horses are trained and conditioned for competition.
“I love how easy the KER ClockIt Sport app is to use,” Lisa commented. “As I’m preparing for my first Rolex, it’s so helpful to have such an accurate ‘to the second’ reading of my horse’s fitness. I no longer have to guess or go by feel—the app does it for me!”
Lisa, who is sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research, also uses RiteTrac and KER-Flex to help her horse stay healthy during his strenuous schedule of training, travel, and competition. RiteTrac is a proprietary blend of ingredients designed to support total digestive tract health. KER-Flex, an oral joint supplement, contains a synergistic blend of glucosamine HCl and chondroitin sulfate to provide broad-spectrum support of joint health.