Event prepares less-experienced riders for major competitions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An event over the weekend brought together up-and-coming equestrians to prepare them for the big leagues.

The first-annual “Faux Star” was held at the Champagne Run Farm in Lexington.

The organizers say it was created to give less-experienced riders an understanding of what it is like to compete in major competitions, like the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

“This is a sport that I believe in and love and put all my time into,” says Liz Haliday Sharp, 2020 USCA Rider of the Year and “Faux Star” judge. “And everyone has to start somewhere, so this is a wonderful opportunity for these up- and-coming riders, both younger and older, who are passionate about this sport and want to learn and have somewhere to start.”

Riders participated in events like dressage, stadium, and a cross-country test for horse and rider.

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