On Thursday morning, the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will begin as the first horse canters down the center line in the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Forty-three horse-and-rider combinations are set to tackle the only CCI5*-L in North America this year, with entries from eight different countries from around the world.
Each year the field is made up of horses and riders just starting out at the five-star level to seasoned five-star veterans, ranging in age from younger stars just beginning their careers at the five-star level to older, more experienced competitors. Every horse and rider has a story behind the journey that has brought them to Kentucky to compete at the highest level the sport of eventing has to offer.
To help you get to know this year’s field of competitors, we’ve collected data on every horse and rider as well as fun facts about the pairs to get you excited for this weekend’s competition. Click below to check out the USEA’s 2019 LRK3DE Roster! If you're going to be on site this weekend, you can also stop by the USEA Booth (to the right when you exit the Rolex Stadium across from the Buck Davidson statue) and pick up your copy there.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Fast Facts, which will be packed full of interesting information about the event as well as everything you need to know to follow along, whether you’re going to be on site in Kentucky or watching from home.
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Our sport is going to present you with many amazing opportunities, and some equally amazing challenges. While you’re sure to enjoy the opportunities, it sometimes takes a little more effort to enjoy the challenges. Contrary to the common misconception (from non-equestrians) that our sport is easy, it’s actually one of the hardest and most demanding sports of all!