NBC television will once again bring America’s only Four Star Three-Day Event to a national television audience.
This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI****, an FEI Qualifying Competition for the 2008 Olympic Games, will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington April 26-29. A domestic broadcast on NBC will air as a one-hour special on Sunday, May 6, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT and will anchor worldwide coverage of the event.
Supplementing the U.S. telecast will be extensive television coverage in Europe that will include a primetime broadcast on EuroSport as well as a broadcast on CNBC Europe. Both broadcasts will include extensive highlights from Cross-Country and Show Jumping plus a feature on Dressage, with the EuroSport program airing Wednesday evening, May 2. The broadcast on CNBC Europe will air at a later date. Broadcasts in Asia will include one-hour programs on both CNBC Asia and ESPN Star Sports Asia.
Last year’s Rolex Kentucky, a competition testing some of the world’s most athletic horses in dressage, cross-country and show jumping, attracted a record 90,748 people over the four days of the competition.
The competition features some of this country’s best horses and riders, as well as international stars vying for their share of $200,000 in prize money and a chance at the $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.
For more information on the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event visit the Rolex Kentucky website at www.rk3de.org.