The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, April 25-28, 2002, has announced an extensive schedule of television coverage for this year.
Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will broadcast the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, America’s only four star event, Fri., April 26 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT, Sat., April 27 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT and Sun., April 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT. All three telecasts will originate live with taped competition footage.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event also will be broadcast in Europe on EuroSport at 20:00-21:00 CET (2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT time). EuroSport is the world’s largest sports cable network reaching more than 90 million homes in 56 countries. The primetime telecast will feature live coverage of the culminating stadium jumping phase as well as taped highlights of the cross-country.
As has been the case for the past four years, the Rolex Kentucky telecast will be produced by Hughes Sports Television (HSTV) of Wilmington, NY. The company’s principal, Robert Hughes, will serve as producer and Emmy Award winner Jim Carr will return as director. Tim Singer, fresh from hosting the luge, bobsled and skeleton coverage on NBC’s telecasts of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, will return as host announcer.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event takes place at the scenic Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and hosts the Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team Four Star Championship for the Pinnacle Trophy. It is also one of five events held in 2002 that will help determine the Eventing short list of riders for the 2002 World Equestrian Games to be held in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in September.
The sport of Eventing evolved from cavalry competitions around the world used to test the training and fitness of cavalry mounts. The competition consists of three distinct elements: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. The horse-and-rider combination with the low