On November 1 ticket packages for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup will go on sale [Equine]

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On November 1 ticket packages for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and th

Beginning on November 1 you will be able to purchase ticket packages to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, the only four star three day event in the Western Hemisphere, and to the Kentucky Reining Cup, a qualifier for the FEI Reining Championship.

The 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, is sure to be exciting as the best riders and horses in the world will be vying for their share of $250,000 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 Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, and Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events in succession. For the first time ever there are two riders with a chance at winning the Rolex Grand Slam - William Fox Pitt of Great Britain and Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand. Both were Olympic medalists this year and it should be an exciting battle.

Spectators can purchase ringside hospitality packages featuring prime locations and hospitality amenities that include “Patron Plus” and “ Patron Club” options, both include admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and the International Trade Fair, and all four days of Rolex competition, closed circuit television, keepsake pin, and an official event program. Advance sale ticket packages include four-day, three-day, and single-day general admissions, as well as group sales and reserved grandstand seating. All general admission tickets include parking, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair. Reserved grandstand seating is sold separately from general admission.

Once again this year, Land Rover Tailgate reserved spaces along portions of the famed Cross-Country Course at the Kentucky Horse Park will be available for purchase. The purchase of a Land Rover Tailgate space provides a reserved location for a passenger vehicle plus general admission for up to six people. Standard and Premium tailgating spaces are available at costs of $300 and $350. Because of the popularity of Land Rover Tailgate spaces it is sure to sell out so those who are interested in getting a space are urged to reserve their space early.

The Kentucky Reining Cup features the only Three Star Reining competition in the world in 2013 on Friday where riders and horses execute prescribed reining patterns. Then there is the always wildly popular World Freestyle Championship on Saturday where the best riders and reining horses in the world ride prescribed movements choreographed to music that include dramatic sliding stops, fast spins, flying lead changes, and roll back turns. This event is held in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena and is the premiere reining event destination in the world.

Tickets for the Kentucky Reining Cup CRI3* on Friday night are $12 per person. Tickets for the World Freestyle Championship on Saturday night are $20 per person. Hospitality options include the opportunity to purchase use of luxury suites in the Alltech Arena for both nights of competition.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website here.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup, please visit Kentucky Reining Cup website here.

As of November 1, tickets may be ordered directly online, or by printing the ticket order form and returning it via mail or fax (859) 254-5116 to Equestrian Events, Inc. Tickets may also be ordered by calling 859-254-8123. For a printed brochure send your name and mailing address to tickets@rk3de.org .

Rolex photo: Courtesy of SniperPhotography.com

Reining photo: Courtesy of Kentucky Reining Cup

About Sandy Dolan
Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.
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