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The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 2023: A Spectacular Equestrian Showcase

Caption: USEA/Meagan DeLisle photo The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian, is set to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, attracting eventing enthusiasts from all over the world. This...

United States Eventing Association Caption: USEA/Meagan DeLisle photo

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian, is set to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, attracting eventing enthusiasts from all over the world. This prestigious event not only features the thrilling CCI5-L division but also includes the exciting CCI4-S division, known as the "mini-Kentucky," and the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix. The event, which runs from Thursday, April 27, to Sunday, April 30, has been a highlight on the eventing calendar for over 40 years, captivating both spectators and aspiring eventing professionals. Now, let's delve into the exciting details of the upcoming 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

The CCI5*-L Field

  • There are 39 horse and rider pairs from five different countries set to compete in Kentucky: the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Great Britain.
  • U.S. riders make up 74% of the five-star field this year, each hoping to become the first U.S. winner since Phillip Dutton and Connaught in 2008.
  • Last year's USEF National Five-Star Champion pair, Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, are returning to compete and aim for an even higher position.

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Interesting Facts

  • The Holsteiner is the most popular breed among the five-star entries, with 7 horses, followed by Irish Sport Horse with 6 and Thoroughbred with 5.
  • Excitingly, 10 of this year's Kentucky five-star entries are graduates of the USEA Young Event Horse Program.
  • Three riders in the competition are previous Eventing World Champions. Ingham rides her World Championship horse, Banzai Du Loir, in Kentucky. The pair was runner-up here last year.

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Don't Miss Out on the Action

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will be covered extensively through the partnership between US Equestrian (USEF) and ClipMyHorse.TV. USEF members can enjoy free coverage, and new members can take advantage of special offers to sign up and watch the competition live or on-demand. Additionally, NBC will be televising the event in the United States, continuing their longstanding tradition of broadcasting the Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Schedule of Events

Here is a brief overview of the competition schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 26: Cross-country course open to the public and the CCI5*-L First Horse Inspection.
  • Thursday, April 27: CCI4-S and CCI5-L Dressage Tests.
  • Friday, April 28: CCI4-S and CCI5-L Dressage Tests, along with educational sessions for the USEA Grooms Program.
  • Saturday, April 29: CCI4-S and CCI5-L Cross-Country.
  • Sunday, April 30: Horse Inspection, Opening Ceremony, Jumping Tests, and the presentation of awards.

For a detailed schedule, live scores, livestream, and more, you can visit the LRK3DE website or check out the USEA's coverage.

Make sure to follow the USEA on social media for the latest updates and behind-the-scenes action. Join the excitement and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event has to offer!

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