2017 Awards and Gifts
More than $420,000 in Prize Money and Prizes Are Provided for Competitors
The William C. Coman Perpetual Trophy
An original Three-Day Event sculpture by Adelain Wickman, donated by The Thoroughbred Record in memory of EEI President and Thoroughbred Record Editor Bill Coman, will be awarded to the breeder of the winning horse. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the breeder by Equestrian Events, Inc.
The Carimati Cup
Designed and given by Count and Countess Enrico Carimati, The Carimati Cup will be awarded to the top-placed foreign rider. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.
The Bank One Perpetual Trophy
A lead crystal vase donated originally by Bank One, Kentucky, NA, will be awarded to the highest-placed rider who is also the sole owner of the horse. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.
The J.D. Reeves Perpetual Trophy
Originally donated by First Security National Bank & Trust Co. in memory of former EEI Treasurer and First Security official J. D. Reeves, this trophy will be awarded to the highest-placed young rider (18-21). The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.
The Zeppa International Trophy
An original design by Melissa Zeppa, this trophy will be presented to the horse-and-rider combination determined by the ground jury to have made the best presentation in the first and third horse inspections. The groom of the winning pair will receive a pewter treasure box and a Kentucky Three-Day souvenir garment from Equestrian Events, Inc.
The Kentucky Cup
A specially designed Louisville Stoneware tumbler will be presented to competitors upon completion of the Kentucky Three-Day Event five times and for each multiple of five completions. The Kentucky Cup was presented for the first time in 2008 to competitors who completed the competition 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 times.
The Land Rover Best Ride of the Day
Land Rover is awarding a 24-month lease of a Land Rover Discovery Sport to the top U.S. rider who comes closest to the optimum time on the Cross-Country course with no jump penalties.
The Jockey Club Highest-placed Registered Thoroughbred Award
$250 and a leather halter, donated by The Jockey Club, will be awarded to the highest-placed Thoroughbred that completes the Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Pewter apple boxes, donated by Equestrian Events, Inc., will be presented to the 2nd- and 3rd-place finishers.
Championship Ribbon, 1st Place
Place Ribbons, 2nd through 20th Place
Further prizes of ribbons and $1,000 each for every fourth starter over 80.
United States Equestrian Federation CCI**** Championship Trophy
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation’s Three- Day Pinnacle Cup will be awarded to the top-placed eligible U.S. rider. The perpetual trophy is maintained in Gladstone, N.J. A silver picture frame and wool cooler will be presented to the champion by the United States Equestrian Federation. A red cooler will be presented to the reserve champion. Ribbons 1st –10th place.
The Dubarry Team Challenge
To foster a friendly team competition during the individual competition at the CCI**** level. Rosettes will be given to the top 4 teams. $20,000 in prize money to be distributed as follows:
3 teams 4 teams
1st – $10,000 1st – $8,000
2nd – $6,000 2nd – $6,000
3rd – $4,000 3rd – $4,000
4th – $2,000
Tipperary’s Dash for Cash Contingency Bonus Money Award
Tipperary Equestrian will award $5,000 to the competitor in the Cross-Country Phase who has NO jumping faults, is closest to the optimum time and is wearing a Tipperary 3015 Eventer Pro Vest.
Flair, LLC Nasal Strips
FLAIR Protect and Perform™ Award will award $1,500 to the highest-placed horse-and-rider pair using the FLAIR Strip during both the Cross-Country and Stadium Jumping phases of the competition.
Shapley’s Groom’s Award
This award goes to the groom of the horse deemed by the judges to be the best groomed for the Show-Jumping phase of the competition. The winning groom will receive a engraved silver frame and prizes from Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products Company.
Dubarry of Ireland ‘Best Dressed’ Award
The recipients of the Dubarry of Ireland fashion award will each win a pair of Dubarry boots. A panel of judges will select the best turned-out and dressed male and female competitor at the first horse inspection.
Equis Boutique ‘The Best Presented Horse’ Award
Presented by luxury clothing and tack boutique Equis Boutique, in cooperation with Kentucky Horsewear, “The Best Presented Horse” award will be given to one competitor at the final FEI horse inspection. Awarded through evaluation by FEI judges, the appearance of horse and presenter will be considered, including grooming, tack, behavior, jog attire and interaction with the judges. The Best Presented Horse will receive an a pair of Flex-On Stirrups valued at more than $500.