Master Class Videos
In this second part of video one in the series, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton takes the viewer and a group of fans through the second part of The Head of the Lake — one of best known complexes of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day course. These videos are released in the order the group walked the course
In video No. 3 of this series, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton takes course walkers through the Ditch Brush Effort of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* cross-country course.
Video No. 4 follows Phillip as he takes his group of course-walkers through the formidable and complicated Sunken Road efforts.
This sixth video in the series takes the viewer through The Hollow on the back of the course. Phillip shows the group the line he will follow the next day.
In this final video of the 2012 Phillip Dutton FLAIR® Master Class series, the two-time Olympic Gold Medalist answers questions, and hands out autographed photos and FLAIR® Nasal Strips to all the course walk participants.
New video is released weekly, and in the order the course was walked, beginning with an introduction at the start box.
How Dierks and Hill walk a course prior to competition.
From the Start Box to the Flower Box — the first effort — Dierks and Hill talk the viewer through the beginning of the 2012 RK3DE course.
In this FLAIR Master Class video, Eric Dierks and Ralph Hill approach the solid Rock Walls — the first question of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky 4* Three-Day Event cross-country course.
The Dynamic Duo of Dierks and Hill discuss their approach to effort No. 3 — the Walnut Tables . Also addressed is what time of day to walk the course — an important decision in cross-country preparation.
The Suspended Rails: Dierks and Hill talk approach to 2012 RK3DE effort No. 4 — the Suspended Rails. Time of day also figures strongly into the successful approach to this straightforward effort.
On to part Part One of the HSBC Water Park. Ralph Hill explains his approach. Eric Dierks discusses the slow route. Multiple options are available and decisions need to be made, strategies formulated.
The focus of Part two of video six of this series covers the second portion of the HSBC Water Park.
The Tobacco Stripping Bench: This FLAIR® Master Class video featuring Eric Dierks and Ralph Hill focuses on 2012 Rolex Kentucky XC effort No. 6 — The Tobacco Stripping Bench. The run up to this seemingly straightforward bench asks the competitor serious questions, as does the terrain leading to the effort.
In video number eight of the FLAIR Master Class Series featuring Erick Dierks and Ralph Hill, we focus on Effort No 7 — The Trakehner. Its position makes it an effort that needs to be ridden thoughtfully.
In this 9th video of the FLAIR® Master Class Eventing Video Series featuring Ralph Hill and Eric Dierks, the pair takes the viewer through the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Effort No 8, the Brush Water Challenge.
Phillip Dutton: 2011 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* Three-Day Event XC Course Walk
FLAIR® Master Class video series features a private Rolex Kentucky course walk with two-time Eventing Olympic Gold Medalist and Rolex Kentucky Champion Phillip Dutton. In this four-part series of videos, Dutton takes the viewer through four of the most difficult complexes of the 2011 RK3DE course. He explains his strategy for each complex of obstacles, providing an opportunity for the viewer to see how one of the best of the best plans to ride this difficult cross-country course.