Vermiculus to Compete at Rolex 2017

Anglo-Arabian Vermiculus will be making his Rolex debut this year with Olympian Lauren Kieffer aboard. We will update this post as they compete!

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UPDATE: Vermiculus and Lauren Kieffer had an excellent dressage test on Thursday, ending up in 2nd place for the day.

The pair were rocking the cross-country course on Saturday in the rain until taking a stumble when landing in the water at the Head of the Lake, jumping the next fence, but unable to jump the 3rd on the first attempt. They finished the rest of the course safely. They sat in 23rd place at the end of the day, but this scrappy 10-year-old puts a 4* XC completion on his resume!

From Lauren Kieffer on Saturday:

“Bug was a superstar today in his first 4*. He jumped around like a seasoned pro but we made the decision to withdraw him tonight because he’s got some pretty sore muscles most likely due to his acrobatic moves staying upright in the Head of the Lake. Luckily he’s got lots of company this evening to entertain him and the best of the best Shannon Kinsley with the help of Lauren Mair keeping him happy.”