Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented By Bayer to Feature International
Television Coverage and Expanded U.S. Coverage
KYFebruary 3, 2003 The 2003 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day
Event, presented by Bayer, Americas only Four Star event,
will feature international television coverage highlighted by extensive
coverage in the United States on the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).
The prestigious competition will be broadcast on OLN Friday, April
25 (from 6:00 6:30 p.m. EDT), Saturday, April 26 (from 6:00
- 6:30 p.m. EDT), and Sunday, April 27 (from 3:30- 5:00 p.m. EDT).
All three telecasts will originate as live studio programs with
taped competition footage.
Coverage on Friday, April 25, will include an event review/preview
show, that will preview the 2003 competition including standings
and look back at last years Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The broadcast on Saturday, April 26, will feature a same-day cross-country
update. Sunday, April 27, will feature highlights from the cross-country
phase as well as same-day same coverage of show jumping and the
countdown to victory.
the event, OLN will include two event re-cap shows. The first taped
re-cap show will air on Tuesday, April 29 (from 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT).
It will be re-aired on Friday, May 2 (from 12:00- 12:30 p.m. EDT).
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will also be broadcast in Europe
on April 27 on EuroSport, the worlds largest sports cable
network reaching more than 90 million homes in 56 countries, at
8:00-9:00 p.m. CET (2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT time). This broadcast will
offer a re-cap of the cross-country phase as well as live coverage
of the show jumping finals.
has been the case for the past five years, the Rolex Kentucky telecast
will be produced by Carr-Hughes Productions of Saratoga Springs,
NY. The companys principals, Robert Hughes and Emmy Award
winner Jim Carr, will serve as Executive Producer and Producer/Director
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event takes place at the scenic Kentucky
Horse Park in Lexington, and hosts the Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team
Four Star Championship for the Pinnacle Trophy.
Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is organized by Equestrian Events,
Inc. (EEI), a non-profit Kentucky corporation formed in 1975 initially
to stage the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships.
sport of Eventing evolved from cavalry competitions around the world
used to test the training and fitness of cavalry mounts. The competition
consists of three distinct elements: dressage, cross-country, and
show jumping. The horse-and-rider combination with the lowest combined
score from the three tests is the winner.
are used by the Fédération Equestre Internationale
(FEI), the world's governing body of equestrian sports, to denote
the level of Eventing competitions. Four Star events are open only
to experienced horses and riders at the international level. 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
held 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.
an added bonus for the riders, the $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of
Eventing will be awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky,
Badminton and Burghley four star events in succession.
with the exciting equestrian action, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day
Event features an International Trade Fair with more than 125 merchants,
the Priefert Six-Horse Percheron Hitch, the USPC Prince Philip Cup
and a variety of other fun family activities and entertaining attractions.
For further information about the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event,
please call Equestrian Events, Inc. at (859) 233-2362. For ticket
information please call (859) 254-8123, or visit: www.rk3de.org