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Fact Sheet: Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Bayer
America's only Four Star event
April 25-28 2002
Kentucky Horse Park - Lexington, KY
The Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team Four Star Championship for
the Pinnacle Trophy
The sport of Eventing consists of three distinct
elements: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Originally, eventing
competitions were held around the world to test the fitness and training
level of cavalry mounts. The winner is determined by the horse-and-rider
combination with the lowest combined score.
The Federation Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian
Federation – FEI), the world's governing body of equestrian sports, has
designated the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event as a Four Star competition.
Stars are used by the FEI to denote the level of Eventing competitions.
Four Star events, the most challenging level of the sport, are held at just
four venues each year plus the Olympic Games and World Championships every
four years. Of the four annual Four Star events, only one, the Rolex
Kentucky Three-Day Event, takes place in the U.S. The other annual events
are at the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in Great
Britain, and at Adelaide in Australia.
The $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing is awarded to
any rider who wins Rolex Kentucky,
Badminton and Burghley Four Star events in succession.
Blyth Tait, winner at Burghley last fall, is expected to be on hand at the
2002 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to try to add a second victory to his
attempt to become the first Rolex Grand Slam winner.
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