Mark your calendars now! The dates for the 2017 Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover are April 27-30, 2017. Ticket sales for 2017 will open Nov. 1, 2016.
Traditionally held over the last weekend in April, the “Best Weekend All Year” brings the toughest horses and riders to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete in the triathlon of Equestrian Competition — the sport of Eventing.
The Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation’s premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation – FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Rolex Kentucky Three–Day Event as a ‘Four Star’ eventing competition, the highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world. “Rolex Kentucky” is the only annual Four Star event in the Western Hemisphere. The 2015 event hosted more than 75,000 attendees over the four days of competition with 31,000-plus cheering fans on cross-country day alone.
The event is managed by Equestrian Events, Inc., a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover.