‘Twas the night before Finals, and from all across the land
Competitors were arriving, gorgeous horses in hand.
There were those representing every USDF Region
Hoping to bring home awards and accolades with their legion.
And nestled in barns, every Warmblood, Paint, and Appy
Were gazed upon by their riders who felt nervous and happy.
Vendors were moving in around the concourse
Ready for holiday shoppers buying gifts for their horse.
The show office was busy, as that is the norm
But there was extra excitement as they handed out Finals forms.
And Kentucky was stunning, fall leaves yellow, orange, and red
As horses dance below, from ponies to Thoroughbreds.
Who will be champion on the centerline? We do not yet know…
Check out this gallery of sights from the day before the show!
Enjoy these photos from around the Kentucky Horse Park as we prepare for the 2021 edition of the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. Photos by Chelsey Burris, Katie Lewis and Amber Wiseman.