Press Credentials - Kentucky Three Day Event, Equestrian Events Kentucky, Equine Dressage, Equine Jumping
Event Dates: April 27-30, 2023

Press Credentials

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™
April 28-May 1, 2022


The Competition

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ will be held April 28-May 1, 2022, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The event draws approximately 80,000 spectators and is seen by millions more on worldwide digital streaming and telecasts including a telecast on NBC in the United States.

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is a thrilling multi-day competition featuring Olympic-level riders and horses in what can best be described as an equestrian triathlon. Horse and rider pairs compete in three phases of the competition – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Two distinct Eventing competitions are held, a CCI5*-L and a CCI4*-S with $25,000 prize money. The Five Star riders compete for their share of $375,000 in prize money as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Land Rover Kentucky, Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Five Star Events in succession. LRK3DE is the longest-running Five Star event in the Americas and as the United States’ premier event also serves as the Land Rover/USEF CCI-5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian™ for U.S. athletes.

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event also hosts the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute on Saturday afternoon, April 30, after the cross-country portion of the LRK3DE. As part of the competition, there will also be a $36,500 Welcome Speed Cup Ranking Class in the Rolex Stadium on Friday afternoon following the day’s LRK3DE dressage competition.


Eligibility for Press Credentials

In order to be eligible to receive Press Credentials, you MUST:

1. Be an adult of legal age and a reporter, editor or photographer associated with or on assignment for a recognized publication, news service, newspaper, website or radio or television station;

2. Submit a signed letter of assignment, on the assigning company’s letterhead, with the official media credentials application.

To ensure that those receiving media credentials are bona fide members of the media, and to maintain eligibility for the following year, you MUST provide this letter of assignment. Editors assigning more than one photographer are asked to designate ONE primary photographer.

NOTE:   Photographers wishing to shoot from within the arena will be expected to adhere to a strictly enforced dress code.


Video:  Media credentials to cover the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will be granted on the condition that you agree not to shoot any video of the competition. Should you wish to secure video of the competition, please contact Carr-Hughes Productions at 518-584-0202. Please be advised that posting of competition video on any website or social media page without written consent will be cause for revoking your credential and possible legal action.

Still Photography:  Any commercial photography, or advertisement thereof, taken of competition without prior written consent from event management is expressly forbidden. Providing complimentary photos to exhibitors is also prohibited.  Violation of these rules will be grounds for immediate removal from the premises and possible legal action.

How to Request Press Credentials

Press credentials should be requested using the accompanying form. Press admission and parking passes will be mailed to those approved for credentials. Please complete the online form through the link below.

In order to qualify for Press Credentials, one must be a working member of the press and be on assignment for a media outlet.


Please address questions to Marty Bauman at [email protected]