018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event to Host World-Class Horses and Riders in Lexington, April 26th-29th!
Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation’s premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. This great event is ready to welcome the world’s best riders from across the country and around the globe when it returns to the Kentucky Horse Park April 26th - 29th. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park, which developed into the long-standing annual Kentucky Three-Day Event!
New this year is a $225,000 FEI CSI3* Invitational Show Jumping Grand Prix, to be held in Rolex Stadium on Saturday following the completion of Cross-Country. There will also be a $35,000 1.45m FEI ranking class, also in Rolex Stadium, after the completion of Friday afternoon’s Dressage. There is no charge for Grand Prix or ranking class tickets, but seats must be reserved through the ticketing system ahead of time.
“We expect a large number of entries and spectators as this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is an important competition on the international equestrian calendar and is a Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team qualifier,” said Stewart Perry, president of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. “Our event always offers non-stop excitement, and this year we are adding an internationally-rated show jumping competition for the first time, which will double the fun!”
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of only six annual “Four Star” three-day events in the world, and the only one in the Western Hemisphere, as designated by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation - FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports. A “Four Star” eventing competition is the sport’s highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships and the six annual events around the world.
The 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will again offer $400,000 in prize money and give competitors a chance at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Land Rover Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession. There have only been two riders in eventing history (Pippa Funnell and Michael Jung) to have claimed the elite Grand Slam status. This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will also be a qualifying selection trial for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team that will represent the U.S. in the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in September.
All grounds admission tickets include general parking, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair, but do not include access to the competition in the Rolex Stadium. Stadium ticketed options include grandstand seating and ringside hospitality packages.
The Sponsor Village and International Trade Fair offer exquisite shopping and browsing with almost 200 booths and tents. There are a variety of food vendors and other entertaining attractions each day.
For Tickets or More Information: KentuckyThreeDayEvent.com