Department of Tourism
KET to Rebroadcast Rolex Equestrian Event Aug. 12
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Each year, one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Highlights from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which brings together some of the greatest horses and riders from around the world, are presented in Rolex Equestrian Championships, airing Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET1.
This year’s event took place April 26-29, and the program originally aired May 6 on NBC. “The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event showcases the finest in equestrian sportsmanship and receives international attention for Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Three-Day Event is a complete test of horse and rider, and no other equestrian sport tests the horse so completely. The first day of competition consists of the dressage test, which is an evaluation of beauty of movement and obedience. On the second day, horses compete in the cross-country test, which proves the speed, stamina, courage, boldness and jumping ability of the horse and the rider’s knowledge of pace and use of the horse across country. The competition concludes with jumping in an arena, the final test of the horse’s athletic ability, conditioning and training.
The rebroadcast of this program is made possible due to the courtesy of NBC Sports and its Kentucky affiliates: WLEX-TV/Lexington, WNKY-TV/Bowling Green, WPSD/Paducah and WAVE-TV/Louisville.
Rolex Equestrian Championships is produced by Carr-Hughes Productions. More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at www.ket.org.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.