Cosequin® Named Title Sponsor of Lexington CCI4* at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™
Contact: Marty Bauman
Lexington, Kentucky – October 4, 2022 – Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is thrilled to welcome back Cosequin®, a longtime sponsor of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™, in an expanded role as Title Sponsor of the Lexington CCI4*-S!
The Cosequin® Lexington 4* will be held alongside the event’s traditional featured event, the CCI5*, and the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute when the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ returns to the Kentucky Horse Park, April 27-30, 2023.
Organized by Equestrian Events Inc., the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE) features one of only seven annual Five Star three-day events in the world. Known as “The Best Weekend All Year,” the event annually attracts more than 80,000 spectators who also enjoy extensive shopping, a variety of hospitality experiences and a wide array of demonstrations.
“As the largest eventing competition in North America, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian constantly strives to improve its weekend experience for everyone involved,” said Mike Cooper, Executive Director of EEI. “We received incredible feedback when we debuted the Four Star in 2021 and this increased support from Cosequin® ensures that we can continue to provide a full schedule of world-class competition for our spectators and competitors. We cannot thank Cosequin® enough for their generous support.”
“Cosequin® Joint Health Supplement is honored to be the title sponsor of the Lexington 4*,” said Melissa Consalvo, Brand Manager for Cosequin® Equine. “Cosequin® has been supporting horses of all disciplines, ages, and levels for the past 30 years, including the world-renowned equine athletes featured at the Kentucky Three-Day Event. We look forward to collaborating with organizers to bring to life for horse lovers everywhere The Best Weekend All Year!”
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With their increased support of the LRK3DE as Title Sponsor of the CCI4*, Cosequin® will also have a significant presence in Sponsor Village and branded jumps on the cross-country course, a section now known as “Cosequin® Cove.”
Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is a thrilling multi-day competition featuring Olympic-level riders and horses in what can best be described as an equestrian triathlon. Horse and rider pairs compete in three phases of the competition – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping – for $375,000 in prize money to those competing at the CCI5*-L level. LRK3DE is the largest and longest-running Five Star event in the Americas and as the United States’ premier event, it also serves as the Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian for the U.S. athletes.
All ground admission tickets include general parking and admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair but do not include access to the competition in the Rolex Stadium on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Reserved grandstand seating is sold separately from ground admission. Ground admission is free for children 12 years and under with adult ticket purchases.
For a unique world-class Kentucky experience, exclusive Ringside Hospitality Packages are also available, including the Five Star Club, the new Lexington Club (located ringside between the Five Star Club and Lakeside Club), the Lakeside Club, and Kentucky Club (Saturday only).
Tickets for the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian go on sale on October 11 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and can be ordered online at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com/tickets.
Land Rover Tailgating on Cross-Country Day
Reserved tailgate spaces along the cross-country course allow spectators to experience the excitement of the thrilling Cross-Country day on Saturday, April 29! Tailgaters may bring their own food and beverages and there will also be concessions near the tailgating area. Tailgate passes include ground admission for 2 passengers in the vehicle being used for tailgating, and 1 reserved parking space near the Cross-Country Course on Saturday only. Platinum and Premium Spots have an unobstructed view of the course. For more information please visit: www.kentuckythreedayevent.com/land-rover-tailgating/
Cosequin® Lexington CCI4*-S
Introduced in 2021, the CCI4*-S runs concurrently with the CCI5*-L competition, featuring the three phases of eventing – dressage, cross country and show jumping. In 2023 the event received increased support from its longtime sponsor to become the Cosequin® Lexington 4*, offering prize money of $25,000 to those riders competing at the CCI4*-S level. Tickets for viewing the Cosequin® Lexington 4* are included when purchasing the LRK3DE tickets, available at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com.
Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
The $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will take place on Saturday afternoon, April 29, after the cross-country portion of the LRK3DE. As part of the competition, there will also be a $36,500 Welcome Speed Cup Ranking Class on Friday in the Rolex Stadium, after the day’s LRK3DE dressage competition. No stadium seat ticket is required for Friday’s Ranking Class. For more Grand Prix information, visit https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/grand-prix/.
Further information about the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™, the Cosequin® Lexington 4*, and the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is available at www.kentuckythreedayevent.com.
About Equestrian Events, Inc.
Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event, which draws more than 80,000 spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park each year. EEI added the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix in 2018, the Lexington CCI4*-S in 2021, and also produces other events. EEI supports several local and equine charities and has donated more than $725,000 to various charities since 2011. For more information, please visit www.eq-events.com.