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Ticket Packages for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Kentucky Reining Cup Go on Sale

Ticket packages for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, and Kentucky Reining Cup, April 25-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will go on sale starting November 1.

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM, is one of only six Four Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. In its third year, the Kentucky Reining Cup is expected to draw horses and riders from across the globe. The Kentucky Reining Cup is the ultimate destination for Reining in the United States and a qualifier for the FEI World Reining Championship.

“Rolex Kentucky,” as the nation’s premier Three-Day Event is commonly known, is one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions and features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events in succession.

Darren Ripley, President of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Kentucky Reining Cup, said, “Because of last year’s unprecedented cancellation of Badminton, for the first time ever we have two riders with a chance at winning the Rolex Grand Slam—William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain and Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand. Both were Olympic medalists this year and it should be incredibly exciting watching them battle our country’s best in an international showdown of Olympic proportions. We recommend that all our fans act quickly and order tickets right away!”

Spectators can receive ringside hospitality packages for a custom world-class experience. Featuring prime locations and hospitality amenities, these packages include the “Patron Plus” and “Patron Club” options, both of which include admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, the International Trade Fair and all four days of competition. Also included are closed circuit televisions, dressage and stadium jumping commentary, a keepsake pin, and an official event program.

Advance sale ticket packages include four-day, three-day (Fri-Sat-Sun) and single day general admissions, as well as group sales and reserved grandstand seating. All general admission tickets include parking, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair. Reserved grandstand seating is sold separately from admission.

Once again this year, spectators may purchase Land Rover Tailgate reserved spaces along portions of the famed Cross-Country Course at the Kentucky Horse Park. The purchase of a Land Rover Tailgate space provides a reserved location for a passenger vehicle plus general admission for up to six people.

Standard and Premium tailgating spaces are available at costs of $300 and $350. Tailgaters may bring their own food or there will also be concessions stands near the tailgating locations. Given the popularity of the Land Rover Tailgate at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event over the last two years, it is sure to sell out and those interested are urged to reserve their spaces early.

The Kentucky Reining Cup features the only Three Star Reining competition in the world in 2013 and the incredibly popular World Freestyle Championship. Action begins on Friday night with the CRI3* with riders guiding their horses through prescribed turns, sliding stops and flying lead changes.

On Saturday evening, riders will seek the title of World Freestyle Champion as they entertain spectators with choreographed musical performances that electrified the Alltech Arena crowd during last year’s championship.

Advance tickets for the Kentucky Reining Cup are $12 per person for Friday’s CRI3* and $20 per person for Saturday’s World Freestyle Championship. Hospitality options include the opportunity to purchase the use of luxury suites in the Alltech Arena for both nights of competition.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bridgestone, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website at http://www.rk3de.org

For more information on the 2013 Kentucky Reining Cup, or to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.KentuckyReining.com

As of November 1, tickets may be ordered directly online, or by printing the ticket order form and returning it via mail or fax (859)-254-5116 to Equestrian Events, Inc. Tickets may also be ordered by calling 859-254-8123. To receive a printed ticket brochure, please send your name and mailing address to tickets@rk3de.org.