Sep 14, 2021

Tickets to Go on Sale on October 5 for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

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Lexington, Kentucky – September 14, 2021 – Tickets will go on sale on October 5 for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ and the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. This will be the first chance to reserve the best seats in the house for the “Best Weekend All Year!”

Organized by Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI), the two world-class events return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 28-May 1, 2022. Both events will feature elite horses and riders from across the nation and around the world, many of whom competed at this past summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games and will be competing at the 2022 FEI World Championships.

“As incredible as it may seem, next April will mark the first time in three years that spectators will be able to come experience the excitement of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix in person,” said Mike Cooper, president of the board of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI). “Now is the time to order tickets to guarantee that you can be part of the country’s premier equestrian event. I urge everyone to buy their tickets as soon as they go on sale!”

“As incredible as it may seem, next April will mark the first time in three years that spectators will be able to come experience the excitement of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix in person,” said Mike Cooper, president of the board of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI). “Now is the time to order tickets to guarantee that you can be part of the country’s premier equestrian event. I urge everyone to buy their tickets as soon as they go on sale!”

Known as “The Best Weekend All Year,” the Land Rover Kentucky is a thrilling multi-day competition featuring Olympic-level riders and horses in what can best be described as an equestrian triathlon. Horse and rider pairs compete in three phases of the competition – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping – for $375,000 in prize money.

LRK3DE is one of only seven annual Five Star three-day events in the world along with Badminton and Burghley in England; Luhmühlen in Germany; Pau in France; Adelaide in Australia; and the Maryland 5 Star in the USA. LRK3DE is the longest-running Five Star event in the Americas and as the United States’ premier event, it also serves as the Land Rover/USEF CCI-5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian™ for the U.S. athletes. Following the overwhelmingly positive response from riders, the Lexington 4*-S division will return providing even more exciting Eventing competition.

Tickets

Single-Day and Multi-Day tickets will be available. All ground admission tickets to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event include general parking and admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair, but do not include access to the competition in the Rolex Stadium on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Reserved grandstand seating is sold separately from ground admission and traditionally the best seats sell out, so everyone is encouraged to place orders as early as possible. Ground admission is free for children 12 years and under with adult ticket purchases. Early bird prices are only offered October 5-December 1, 2021 so it is best to order tickets as soon as they go on sale!

For a unique world-class Kentucky experience, exclusive Ringside Hospitality Packages are also available, including the Five Star Club (formerly Patron Plus), the Lakeside Club (formerly Patron Club), and Kentucky Club (Saturday only).

Tickets for the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ can be ordered online at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com/tickets or by calling 859-254-8123.

Pre-Sale Options Available to Kentucky Collective Donors

As a way of extending gratitude to those who donated their tickets and/or money over the past year to support the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky (which was held without spectators), EEI is offering a pre-sale period to those who qualify prior to ticket sales opening to the general public.

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those who helped make the 2021 Land Rover Kentucky happen,” said Lee Carter, Executive Director of EEI. “The ‘Kentucky Collective,’ as we call them, truly stepped up and showed the world how supportive the eventing community can be. The 2021 Land Rover Kentucky was incredible, albeit very different without spectators in Rolex Stadium and across the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. We are excited to offer qualifying Kentucky Collective supporters the chance to buy their tickets early this year and we look forward to welcoming them back to the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky in person!”

Those who qualify will receive an email in advance of tickets going on sale with information on when this pre-sale period will begin, and how to take advantage of this benefit.

Land Rover Tailgating on Cross-Country Day

Reserved tailgate spaces along the cross-country course allow spectators to experience the excitement of the thrilling Cross-Country day on Saturday, April 30! Tailgaters may bring their own food and beverages subject to the tailgating rules and there will also be concessions near the tailgating area. Tailgate passes include ground admission for 4 passengers in the vehicle being

used for tailgating, and 1 reserved parking space near the Cross-Country Course on Saturday only. Platinum and Premium Spots have an unobstructed view of the course. Premium spots generally sell out by mid-October, so it is best to book early! For more information visit: www.kentuckythreedayevent.com/land-rover-tailgating/

Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

The $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will take place on Saturday afternoon, April 30, after the cross-country portion of the LRK3DE. As part of the competition, there will also be a $36,500 Welcome Speed Cup Ranking Class on Friday in the Rolex Stadium, after the day’s LRK3DE dressage competition. No stadium seat ticket is required for Friday’s Ranking Class. For more Grand Prix information, visit: https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/grand-prix/.

Further information about the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix is available at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com.

About Equestrian Events, Inc.

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event, which draws more than 80,000 spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park each year. EEI added the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix in 2018 and also produces other events. EEI supports several local and equine charities and has donated more than $725,000 to various charities since 2011. For more information, please visit www.eq-events.com.

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