Lexington, KY, April 27, 2017-The first awards given out at this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover aren’t for performance, but rather, fashion. Allie Sacksen and Boyd Martin took home the Dubarry of Ireland ‘Best Dressed’ award during Wednesday evening’s welcome reception. They each earned a new pair of Dubarry boots as the best-dressed female and male riders at the first horse inspection, held on Wednesday afternoon.
Danny Hulse, from Dubarry of Ireland, presented the fashionable waterproof boots to them.
Martin, 37, of West Grove, Pa., jogged his mounts Steady Eddie and Crackerjack in a sharp tweed jacket, with a bold printed shirt, contrasting tie and freshly polished cordovan shoes.
Danny Hulse from Dubarry of Ireland presents a pair of boots Allie Sacksen.
Sacksen, 27, of Somerset, Pa., wore a glittering lavender lace dress with a cream-colored fascinator and matching shoes that contrasted perfectly with her sparkling white mount Sparrow’s Nio.
Allie Sacksen and Sparrow’s Nio.
Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 27-30.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation’s premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports, has designated the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event as a ‘Four Star’ eventing competition, the highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships, and six annual events around the world. “Rolex Kentucky” is the only Four Star event in the Western Hemisphere and is part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. It hosts the Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge and serves as the Rolex/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Championship.
Spectators can enjoy a world-class three-day event competition and shop at the Sponsor Village and International Trade Fair with almost 200 booths and tents. Rolex Kentucky also features tailgating, a fund-raising farm-to-table dinner Thursday evening, on-site beer garden, 5K race on Friday evening, Land Rover test drives and Champions Live! on Sunday morning. Ticket buyers also receive general admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America’s only theme park dedicated to horses.
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, May 7, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT. USEFNetwork.com will livestream the competition in its entirety live as it happens and will also have the coverage available on demand. FEITV.org will also livestream the event internationally.
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 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The official charity of this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH). Further information is available at the event’s official website at www.RK3DE.org.