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Photo by Jeff Kluss/SIT

Philip Dutton and Connaught aka Simon posing in the arena after their win!

Lexington, KY (April 27, 2008) – Sports Image Times is proud to congratulate Phillip Dutton on winning the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, held April 24-27 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Riding Connaught, this was Dutton’s first win after a record five second place finishes at the show.

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Photo by Jeff Kluss/SIT

Philip Dutton and Connaught jumping the Flower Basket during Cross-Country Event where they scored a 41.3 which placed them in second place

When asked about his win, Dutton had this to say about Connaught aka “Simon really shone all weekend at Rolex.  From the dressage day through the cross country and finally the show jumping, he really couldn’t have gone much better.  I know everyone thinks their own horse is unique, however, for me, Simon has been a real inspiration about work ethic and perserverence.  Over the years that I have been lucky enough to ride Simon, he has had plenty of adveristy, from injuries to jumping problems.  Because of his big jump, the cross county has not been easy for him.  However, he never gave up and always tried.  I couldn’t be more pleased that his name will always be up their having won a major event.”

Dutton manages and trains out of True Prospect Farm, in West Grove, Pennsylvania. There he also spends a great deal of time coaching other riders, including many adult amateurs and a number of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) short listed riders. He resides in Avondale, Pennsylvania with his wife Evie, 13-year-old daughter Lee Lee, and six-year-old, twin daughters, Mary and Olivia.


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