Apr 25, 2017

Fast Facts: 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

By Shelby Allen - USEA Staff
Michael Jung and FischerRocana FST.

The long-awaited #BestWeekendAllYear is finally here, the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Whether you are enjoying the action in Lexington, or you are following along from home, there is something for everyone! Here’s our helpful guide with all the links and information you’ll need this week. Check back throughout the week as we add more useful links and information.

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Event History

  • 1976: The first Horse Trials is hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park
  • 1981: Rolex Watch U.S.A. joins as a Title Sponsor
  • 1998: Rolex Kentucky becomes the only CCI4* held outside of Europe


  • Ground Jury: Christina Klingspor (SWE), President, Nick Burton (GBR) and David Lee (GBR)
  • Jumping Judge: Charlotte Skinner (USA)
  • Technical Delegate: Tom Ryckewaert (BEL)
  • Assistant Technical Delegate: Andrew Bowles (NZL) and Tim Murray (USA)
  • Cross-Country Course Designer: Derek di Grazia (USA)
  • Show Jumping Course Designer: Richard Jeffery

Competition Schedule

  • Wednesday, April 26
    • 1 p.m. Cross-country course open to the public (please stay off galloping lanes!)
    • 3 p.m. First horse inspection – High Hope Inspection Lane
  • Thursday, April 27
    • 7 a.m. Gates Open
    • 8 a.m. Dressage Test Ride
    • 8:30 a.m. – Noon, 1:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Dressage Tests Begin
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sponsor Village and Trade Fair Open
  • Friday, April 28
    • 7 a.m. Gates Open
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sponsor Village and Trade Fair Open
    • 8:30 a.m. – noon, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dressage Tests Continue
    • 6:30 p.m. Rolex Kentucky Twilight 5K
  • Saturday, April 29
    • 7 a.m. Gates Open
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sponsor Village and Trade Fair Open
    • 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Prince Phillip Cup Mounted Games – Rolex Stadium
    • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cross-country test
  • Sunday, April 30
    • 7 a.m. Gates Open
    • 8 a.m. Second Inspection of Horses – High Hopes Inspection Lane
    • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsor Village and Trade Fair Open
    • 9:30 – 11 a.m. Champions Live – Kentucky Club
    • Noon Opening Ceremony and Presentation of Officials and Flags – Rolex Stadium
    • 1 p.m. Jumping Test – Rolex Stadium

Demonstrations and Exhibitions

  • Thursday, April 27
    • 12:45 p.m.    Keeneland Pony Club Quadrille
    • 1 p.m.           Friesian Horse Association of North America
    • 1:30  p.m.     Pas de deux to Beauty and the Beast
    • 2 p.m.           Miniature Horse Equine Ambassador
    • 2:30 p.m.      KWPN – North America Harness Horse
    • 3 p.m.           Tennessee Walking Horse
  • Friday, April 28
    • 9:30 a.m.      Fleur De Lis Vaulters
    • 10:15 a.m.    Keeneland Pony Club Quadrille
    • 10:30 a.m.    Pas de deux to Beauty and the Beast
    • 10:45 a.m.    Kentucky Horse Park/Lexington Fayette Urban County Gov’t Mounted Police
    • 11:15 a.m.    KWPN – North America Harness Horse
    • 12:30 p.m.    Prince Philip Cup Games – Celebrity Round
    • 1 p.m.           Prince Philip Cup Games – Round 1
    • 2:30 p.m.      Tennessee Walking Horse
    • 3 p.m.           Friesian Horse Association of North America
    • 3:30 p.m.      Miniature Horse Equine Ambassador
    • 4 p.m           Thoroughbred Makeover Preview
  • Saturday, April 29
    • 8:30 a.m.     Prince Philip Cup Games – Round 2 — Rolex Arena
    • 9:30 a.m.     Thoroughbred Makeover Preview
    • 10:30 a.m.   Pas de deux to Beauty and the Beast
    • 10:45 a.m.   Tennessee Walking Horse
    • 11:15 a.m.    Fleur De Lis Vaulters Vaulters
    • 12 Noon        Friesian Horse Association of North America
    • 12:30 p.m.    Miniature Horse Equine Ambassador
    • 1 p.m.           KWPN – North America Harness Horse

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