Riders have already arrived in preparation for the Rolex Kentucky Three- Day Event, a charitable event produced by Kentucky nonprofit Equestrian Events,Inc., which takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park, April 25-28. The Rolex 3-Day Event, first competed in 1978, is presented by Land Rover. It is the Western hemisphere’s only Four Star 3-Day event. The riders will compete for a share of $250,000 in prize money.
The riders will also have a chance at the the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing: The Rolex, the Mitsubishi Badminton held in Badminton, England (with prizes to be presented by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall) and the Land Rover Burghley in Stamford, England. Any rider who wins all three takes home $350,000 in prize money.
The Rolex features some of the best eventing riders in the world. Many hold Gold Medals from the Olympics or the World Equestrian Games. Riders hail from Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. The Rolex is part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM. This year’s event will also crown the 16th Rolex/USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) National CCI4 Champion. HSBC, headquartered in London, is one of the largest banking and financial institutions in the world and has supported the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) for four years.
If you know little about the event, the Rolex website explains in detail how the scores are awarded to riders who must compete in all three events, dressage, cross-country and jumping, successfully in order to win.http://www.rk3de.org/index.php
The Rolex Three-Day brings more than 50,000 spectators to Kentucky and is televised all over the world. It can been seen live on NBC, Sunday from 4:00 pm to5:00 pm, April 28. Leading up to that telecast, the event will be live on the USEFNetwork.com. This live event can be viewed on computers, tablets and smart TV/Google TV devices. FEI TV will air LIVE coverage of Saturday’s cross-country and Sunday’s show jumping competitions.
To sign up for FEI TV go to www.feitv.org.
The full broadcast schedule is listed below and is available under the Live Broadcast Schedule tab at USEFNetwork.com. Times are subject to change.
April 25: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
April 26: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
April 27: LIVE Cross-Country on USEFNetwork.com, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
April 28: LIVE Show Jumping on USEFNetwork.com, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Awards Ceremony on USEFNetwork.com, 3:00 p.m. ET
Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover on
NBC, 4:00 to 5 p.m. EDT