The Kentucky Three-Day Event (Known for decades as the ‘Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event’ prior to Rolex’s sponsorship ending in 2017) has announced that starting in 2018, they will be combining forces with the Split Rock Jumping Tour to host a CSI 3* Show Jumping event the same weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The $225,000 Invitational Grand Prix on the Saturday afternoon and evening of KTDE will be held in the Rolex Stadium after the completion of the eventing Cross Country phase.
“We are thrilled to add a major FEI show jumping Grand Prix to our internationally-recognized event,” said Stewart Perry, President of Equestrian Events, Inc, the company behind America’s only four-star event. “For almost four decades, equestrian sports fans have traveled from all over to see Eventing’s best riders and horses and now they will have a chance to see show jumping’s best at the same time. I think it’s safe to say that the ‘Best Weekend All Year’ just got even better!”
“The Kentucky Three-Day Event is well established as one of the world’s premier equestrian events,” said Derek Braun, Founder and CEO of the Split Rock Jumping Tour. “We are so excited to join forces with EEI and do what we can to put on a show jumping event of the same magnitude. T his will be a huge boost for the sport of showjumping in America to capitalize on the incredible atmosphere that the Kentucky three-day event has established! ”
Split Rock Jumping Tour is young in its development, but already rocking the show jumping scene with its innovative marketing and focus on the power and speed of the sport for spectators. To partner with an event which has been known to bring in as many as 40,000 spectators for cross-country Saturday is an exceptional opportunity to make new fans of not only Split Rock, but show jumping itself.
Further information about Split Rock Jumping Tour is available on line at the Tour’s official website at www.splitrockjumpingtour.com. Further information on the Kentucky Three-Day Event is available at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com .