Lexington, KY - Ticket sales for the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover, open on November 2, 2015, at 9 a.m. Eastern U.S. time. Known as the "Best Weekend All Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 28 - May 1.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation's premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation - FEI), the world's governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event as a 'Four Star' eventing competition, the sport's highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world. "Rolex Kentucky" is the only Four-Star event in the Western Hemisphere.
Rolex Kentucky hosts many of the world's most elite riders each year as they vie for their share of $350,000 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 Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley 'Four Star' Events in succession.
"We are expecting tickets to sell very quickly for the 2016 event because it's an official United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Selection Trial helping to determine which riders and horses will compete on the U.S. Eventing Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next August," said Stewart Perry, President of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. "Anyone who wants to come watch the world's best horses and riders should make sure to buy their tickets as soon as they go on sale!"
For a unique world-class Rolex Kentucky experience, special Ringside Hospitality packages are available. Cross-Country day (Saturday) draws massive crowds to the Kentucky Horse Park, so those interested in acquiring a reserved place along the course for the popular Land Rover Tailgate are urged to reserve their spaces early. Premium spots generally sell out by mid-November. The 2015 event hosted more than 75,000 attendees over the four days of competition with 31,000-plus cheering fans on Cross-Country day alone!
Ticket options include four-day, three-day (Fri-Sat-Sun) and single-day general admissions, as well as group sales and reserved grandstand seating. All grounds admission tickets include parking, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair. Reserved grandstand seating is sold separately from general admission and traditionally the best seats are sold out by January 1, so everyone is encouraged to place orders as early as possible.
As of November 2, tickets can be ordered online or over the phone (859-254-8123). Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to call into the box office to place their order.
Equestrian Events, Inc. is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website at www.rk3de.org.