Event Dates: April 22 to 25, 2021.

EEI Charity Fundraising Dinner & Auction


The EEI Charity Fundraising Dinner has become an annual must-attend event benefiting the LRK3DE official charity of the year. The Official Charity of the 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian is Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses.

Since 1983, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has provided more than $27.5 million to fund 366 projects at 44 universities in North America and overseas. Through the years, research funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and its predecessor (the Grayson Foundation) has uncovered solutions to critical problems affecting horse health as well as clues to numerous other solutions of equine health issues.

The 2020 EEI Charity Fundraising Dinner and Auction for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is a farm-to-table dinner and equine-themed silent and live auctions on Thursday, April 23, after the day’s LRK3DE competition. The dinner will be held at Kentucky Horse Park neighbor Spy Coast Farm, a beautiful 800-acre farm on Ironworks Pike in Lexington.

This is a ticketed event with limited availability and ticket proceeds going to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Buy dinner tickets here

Additionally, EEI hosts the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix, which runs Saturday afternoon, April 25, after the LRK3DE Cross-Country competition. $1 from every Grand Prix ticket sold will also go to the charity.

Dinner Location
3487 Spy Coast Farm, Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

$80 per person (limited number of tickets available)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

6:30–7:30 p.m.  Reception
7:30–9 p.m.  Three-Course Dinner
6:30–9 p.m.  Auction


Jeremy Ashby
, Executive Chef at AZUR restaurant
Kentucky born and raised, Chef Jeremy Ashby has emerged as a prize-winning chef in an era when tradition and the local food movement have united. Co-owner and part of the Azur Food Group, he and his partners bring the finest cuisine to Lexington via Azur Restaurant and Patio and Dupree Catering and Events.

Janey Thompson, Executive Chef at Dupree Catering & Events
Chef Jane Thompson is a Kentucky native. Growing up in Bourbon County, she learned a love for cooking on her mother’s apron strings.  She has been a devoted employee of Dupree Catering and Events for 14 years, executive chef for the past 8.

If you have dietary restrictions, please call the EEI Office 859-233-2362 by April 1st.

Tickets are available online here

For more information or to order tickets by phone, call 859-254-8123.


EEI Charity Fundraising Dinner Sponsors