‘Oh Crap’ Monday: Rolex Classic Edition

Rolex’s infamous “Head of the Lake” … blindfolded.

Monday is the crappiest day of the week so it only makes sense that we make things official. In honor of Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which kicks off this week, we’re looking back at a classic “Oh Crap” moment.

Here’s the scene: The year was 2006. The Head of the Lake was BIG and claimed several victims including three-time Rolex winner Kim Severson and future three-time Rolex winner William Fox-Pitt, who both took a dunking.

HN blogger Gretchen Pelham captured these spectacular photos of Stephen Bradley riding Brandenburg’s Joshua through the Lake and was kind enough to share:

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Wow. Despite Stephen’s wardrobe malfunction, neither horse nor rider ever took their eye off the ball–metaphorically speaking, at least! So how did they fare on the rest of the course? After coming home clear with only 2.8 time penalties, the pair jumped a foot-perfect show jumping round to finish in 3rd place overall.

Have an “Oh Crap” moment to share? Email your photo/video and a brief explanation of what is going down to [email protected].

Go forth and tackle your Monday, Horse Nation. Go Riding!


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