The excitement is building for this year’s Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event. A record number of competitors are headed to Rolex this year with 73 horses entered. Some of the sports biggest names are coming from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. This year’s event also includes the selection trials to choose the U.S. Eventing Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
There will also be free general admission days for college students and military personnel during this year’s event. The free military personnel admission on Friday also includes the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup on Friday, April 27. All college students with a current Kentucky college ID will be given free admission on Thursday, April 26. All current and former military personnel in uniform or showing a military ID, along with their families, will be given free admission on Friday, April 27. In addition to free admission and reserved seating the first 500 military personnel to arrive on Friday will also be given free admission to the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup competition which will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday evening.
On Saturday, April 28, the famed country music group Exile will be performing a free concert from 3:30-5:30 pm for anyone holding a ticket to either the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event or the Kentucky Reining Cup on that day.
There will also be plenty of shopping opportunities as Rolex Kentucky offers a world class Sponsor Village and Trade Fair with 175 merchants.
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.
Logo: Courtesy of the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event