Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Bayer Nominated For
Southeast Tourism Society Award For the Second Consecutive
KYFebruary 14, 2003For the second consecutive year,
the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer has been
named as one of the top 20 activities for tourists for the month
of April by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event attracts more than 80,000 horse-loving
spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park for the exciting equestrian
sport regarded as the ultimate challenge of horse and rider. This
year's event takes place April 24-27 at the 1,200-acre park, a working
horse farm with museums on 50 breeds of horses.
Southeastern Tourism Society is a non-profit organization whose
goals are to develop, market and promote tourism in the Southeastern
United States. Its more than 450 members represent hotels and resorts,
attractions, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce
and other organizations that promote travel.
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, is
the highest level of Eventing competition, generally reserved for
World Championships and Olympic Games. Rolex attracts the absolute
best international riders, many of whom represent their countries
at the Olympic level. This years competition will be a qualifier
for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Eventing, horses and riders are judged on three phases of competition
that take place over three days to test the all-around ability of
the horse, often termed a triathlon for horse and rider. No other
equestrian sport tests horse and rider so completely.
more information on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, please call
Equestrian Events, Inc. at (859) 233-2362, or fax at (859) 254-5116.
General event and ticket information can be obtained at the Event's
or by calling (859) 254-8123.