04.25.09

Kentucky Horse Park’s New Stadium

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event at 9:32 pm by Thomas

I had my first chance today to get a up close look at the new stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park while out for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and to say my first impression was wow would not do it justice.  The new stadium makes you feel the Horse Park is starting to blossom into the kind of World Class facility we all knew it could be.  I know a lot of peope in these economic times are questioning the money that is being spent on the Horse Park, but I can say the stadium gives you the feel that the money being spent is being well spent and of course the majority of that money is going to jobs right here in Central Kentucky.  Tomorrow I am going to experience the stadium in action as I will be in attendance for the final day of the Rolex, Show Jumping, which will take place in the Stadium.

Thomas

04.24.09

Spring time in Kentucky, how wonderful it is!

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event at 10:06 pm by Thomas

The weather continues to be just wonderful for the Kentucky Rolex Three-Day Event though it has started to get hot.  The weather for tomorrow’s Cross Country is forecast to be mid 80’s and windy under a bright sun, so everyone wear your sun screen and we will see you there.

04.23.09

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Opens

Posted in Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event at 10:47 pm by Thomas

The 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is now in full swing and the weather forecast looks to be marvelous for the entire event. We hope everyone can make it out to see the new facilities and support this totally Kentucky Tradition.

04.09.09

2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Named One of Kentucky Tourism Council’s Top 10 Festivals and Events for Spring 2009

Posted in Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event at 7:41 pm by Thomas

Lexington, KY-April 9, 2009-The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions, has been named one of the Top 10 Festivals and Events for Spring 2009 by the Kentucky Tourism Council.

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM Series, is set to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park April 23-26.  It was named as one of the Top 10 Events for Spring because this premier event is the only four star, three-day event in the Americas and because it brings international attention to Lexington and the Bluegrass State each spring.  While attracting crowds in excess of 100,000, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event also features an International Sponsor Village and Trade Fair with more than 150 booths and various exciting demonstrations.
“We are proud to continue our commitment to providing outstanding entertainment as well as world-class equestrian competition,” said Event Director, Jane Atkinson.  “The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event has long been recognized as a magnet for tourism dollars. This honor gives the eventan important boost in visibility among professional tour planners.”
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money and a chance at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. The winning owner is awarded $80,000 and the winning rider receives a classic Rolex timepiece.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will run a CCI****, the 12th championship for the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Pinnacle Cup, signifying the zenith in Eventing competition in the United States. The event draws spectators from all over the world is seen by millions more on worldwide telecasts including a one-hour special on NBC-TV in the United States, Sunday, May 3 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST.
For more information on the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website at www.rk3de.org.