Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event Returns to the Rolex Arena in 2016

Misdee Wrigley

Event organizer Misdee Wrigley Miller heads for a marathon obstacle, one of seven on the course to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this fall, October 6-9. Marathon day October 8.

Kentucky Classic 2016 - Entries, Schedule, Results

Get ready for a big week in US Combined Driving where the Kentucky Classic CDE FEI 1* and 2* will be showcased in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY beginning with the FEI Dressage division to be held under the lights Thursday, October 6, beginning at 5PM. So save the date for a magical evening where you can witness the beauty and grace of the highest level in Driven Dressage. Single, pairs and four-in-hand horses and ponies in elegant carriages and fine harness will perform before an team of international judges to set the stage for Saturday's Marathon, and Sunday's finale of the deciding cones course.

Spectators and Combined Driving fans can be a part of the 7th annual event held at the height of the Kentucky foliage season. It is the Kentucky Three Day Event of Combined Driving, with non stop action of elegance, excitement, skill and chills. Join the festivities where a sponsorship of just $250 for the week will give you and a friend access to the Hospitality tent know for great food and drink, with a spectacular view of the action in the Rolex Arena for Dressage and Cones. Hobnob with drivers and officials and Lexington leaders and businesses involved in supporting the event.

Mary Phelps and Bram Chardon in the water at the Kentucky Horse Park

Mary Phelps and Bram Chardon in the water obstacle at the Kentucky CDE 2015. Photo: PicsofYou.com.

The organizing team has devoted time energy and resources to build this effort which is necessary for the development of High Performance Driving in the USA. It is a sport that competes on the world stage every year, this year with the FEI World Single Driving Championships, and the FEI Four in Hand World Championships. In Europe the sport benefits from multiple events and venues giving drivers the edge and experience US Drivers need with events like the Kentucky Classic CDE.

Horsesdaily's Mary Phelps

We believe strongly in supporting our events in Combined Driving in the USA, not just as a competitor, but as a sponsor in recognition of the huge investment made by organizers to create a great experience for our sport.

Support and sponsor this effort Sponsorships are available at these levels:
To learn more about sponsoring this year’s event, get in touch with Farrell Sharp at farrell.sharp@gmail.com

Tiffany Sponsor
For a gift of $5,000 … you will be listed in the show program as a Tiffany Sponsor, and you will receive ten wristbands for access to the hospitality tent, plus a copy of the show program, the opportunity to advertise your business (a full-page ad in the show program, free of charge, and two banners, which you will provide).

Gold Sponsor
For a gift of $2,000 … you will be listed in the show program as a Gold Sponsor, and you will receive eight wristbands for access to the hospitality tent, plus a copy of the show program, the opportunity to advertise your business (a full-page ad in the show program, free of charge, and a banner, which you will provide)

Silver Sponsor
For a gift of $1,000 , you will be listed in the show program as a Silver Sponsor, and you will receive six wristbands for access to the hospitality tent, plus a copy of the show program, the opportunity to advertise your business (a half-page ad in the show program, free of charge, and a banner, which you will provide).

Sponsor
For a gift of $500 … you will be listed in the show program as a Sponsor, and you will receive four wristbands for access to the hospitality tent, plus a copy of the show program.

Supporter
For a gift of $250 … you will be listed in the show program as a Supporter, and you will receive two wristbands for access to the hospitality tent, plus a copy of the show program.

Friend
For a gift of $50 … you will be listed in the show program as a Friend.




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