Event Dates: April 26 to 29, 2018.

Officials

The Kentucky Three-Day Event would not be possible without this group of individuals who are dedicated to the sport of Eventing. Here is our impressive list of officials!

Christina Klingspor (SWE) – Ground Jury President

Christina Klingspor comes from Sweden and lives with her family on a farm outside Stockholm. She has been riding since she was 7 years old and still rides, but now only for joy. She has competed in Eventing and has since “converted” to dressage. She has been judging pure dressage up to Grand Prix nearly 20 years and has been on International Eventing Ground Jurys since 2004. She is also a One Star/Two Star TD which she enjoys as well. She has been a part of many different competitions worldwide from One Star to Four Star. This is her third time being part of Rolex Kentucky. She wishes all involved; volunteers, riders, spectators and organizer good luck and a joyful week.

Nick Burton (GBR) – Ground Jury

Nick Burton is a former International Three Day Event rider and British Team member. As an FEI International Judge, he officiated at the London Olympic Games 2012, Luhmuhlen European Championships 2011, and has judged at Badminton, Burghley, Adelaide and Kentucky CCI****’s, as well as the World Breeding Championships in Le Lion D’Angers, and Young Rider and Junior European Championships. Nick is a list one Grand Prix dressage judge in the UK and is one of the ‘World Class Potential Podium Programme’ Dressage coaches and is also a judge trainer and examiner for British Dressage as well as an FEI Course Director for International Eventing officials. Nick was Chairman of Senior Selectors and Director of International teams for British Dressage 2008-2012, culminating in double Olympic gold medals at the London Olympic games. In 2015 Nick was appointed Performance Manager to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for Dressage and Eventing.

 

David Lee (IRL) – Ground Jury

David Lee has been involved with Eventing for over 35 years, in various roles. He has had considerable competitive experience in both Eventing and Dressage and has judged at the highest levels of the sport around the world including World Games, European Championships and many other CCI competitions. In additional to judging, he is involved in the training of both horse and rider from pony riders up to seniors. As a national TD and Steward for Eventing Ireland, he is involved in the training and education of officials. He is an active member of Dressage Ireland and Horse Sport Ireland and serves on the High Performance. He also has an interest in the breeding of Thoroughbreds and Sport horses. He is the current treasurer of the International Event Officials Club [IEOC], which represents all FEI Officials from around the world and a member of the European Equestrian Committee for Eventing.