The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is an eventing competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The Rolex Kentucky is a CCI**** eventing competition, and the only four-star show in the Western Hemisphere. Four stars is the highest level of competition, the same level of competition as Eventing at the Olympics. The event is sponsored by Rolex watches and is known by many equestrians simply as Rolex. Prize money of $250,000 is distributed among the top placings with $80,000 as well as a Rolex watch being awarded to the first place horse and rider.
Competition takes place over four days (Thursday through Sunday), although the event's name says it continues to indicate a three day competition. Dressage competition is on Thursday and Friday (due to the large number of entries), cross-country is on Saturday, and show-jumping is on Sunday.
Rolex is held the last weekend of April and is the week before the Kentucky Derby.
By Dania @ 2013-01-21 05:33:35