Lexington, KY - The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, has been named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s 2012 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events! The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, a perennial winner of this prestigious award, is set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26–29.
“Rolex Kentucky” was named as one of the Top 10 Events for Spring because it is the only Four Star, Three-Day Event in the Western Hemisphere and it brings international attention to Lexington and the Bluegrass State each spring. While attracting crowds of 50-100,000 spectators, plus millions of viewers on international telecasts including a live domestic broadcast on NBC, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event also features an International Sponsor Village and Trade Fair with more than 150 booths and various exciting demonstrations.
This year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is especially exciting as it features selection trials to choose the U.S. Eventing team for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The nation’s best horses and riders will be competing in the hopes of earning places on the team for this summer’s Olympics.
Adding to the attraction of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup which returns for a second year, April 27-28, after its great debut in 2011. The Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup is the only Three Star Reining competition currently scheduled in the world for 2012. It is expected to draw horses and riders from around the globe, vying for their share of $100,000 in prize money as they compete in the CRI3*, along with the popular $25,000 World Freestyle Championship.
“We are excited to once again be named one of Kentucky’s top 10 events,” said Lisa Ball, President of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup. “It means a lot to us that our event brings more attention to Kentucky and the great people and attractions that we have here.”
For further information, or to purchase tickets to the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website at www.rk3de.org.
For more information on the 2012 Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup, or to purchase tickets, please go to www.KentuckyReining.com.