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The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event 2003

What: Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer
America's only Four Star event

When: April 24-27, 2003

Where: Kentucky Horse Park - Lexington, KY

Featuring: The Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team Four Star Championship for the Pinnacle Trophy

What: The sport of Eventing consists of three distinct elements: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Originally, Eventing competitions were held around the world to test the fitness and training level of cavalry mounts. The winner is determined by the horse-and-rider combination with the lowest combined score.

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 Three-Day competition. Stars are used by the FEI to denote the level of Eventing competitions.

Four Star Events, the most challenging level of the sport, are held at just four venues each year plus the Olympic Games and World Championships every four years. Of the four annual Four Star Events, only one, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, takes place in the U.S. The other annual events are at the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, and at Adelaide in Australia.

Added Bonus: The $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley Four Star Events in succession. William Fox-Pitt, winner at Burghley last fall, is expected to be on hand at the 2003 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to try to add a second victory to his attempt to become the first Rolex Grand Slam winner.

Family Fun: Exquisite shopping in the International Trade Fair with more than 125 booths and a variety of other entertaining attractions, including the Priefert Six-Horse Hitch of black Percherons.

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