Event Dates: April 27 to 30, 2017.

Awards

More than $370,000 in Prize Money and Prizes Are Provided for Competitors

 

The Rolex Three-Day Perpetual Trophy

A crystal horse’s head will be awarded to the owner of the winning horse. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A Steuben full-gallop crystal horse will be presented to the owner of the winning horse by Rolex Watch U.S.A. A Rolex Steel and Gold Oyster Perpetual Timepiece will be presented to the winning rider by Rolex Watch U.S.A. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winning owner and the winning rider by Equestrian Events, Inc. The groom of the winning horse will receive a pewter treasure box and a Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event souvenir garment from Equestrian Events, Inc., $100 and a Ceramic by Ouisha from Susan Domonkos in honor of her mother, Jane Ginn, who served as her faithful horse trials groom through the years, and $250 from Nanette and Tink Eichell of Stamping Ground, Ky.

The William C. Coman Perpetual Trophy

An original Three-Day Event sculpture by Adelain Wickman, donated by The Thoroughbred Record in memory of EEI President and Thoroughbred Record Editor Bill Coman, will be awarded to the breeder of the winning horse. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the breeder by Equestrian Events, Inc.

The Carimati Cup 

Designed and given by Count and Countess Enrico Carimati, The Carimati Cup will be awarded to the top-placed foreign rider. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.

The Bank One Perpetual Trophy 

A lead crystal vase donated originally by Bank One, Kentucky, NA, will be awarded to the highest-placed rider who is also the sole owner of the horse. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.

The J.D. Reeves Perpetual Trophy 

Originally donated by First Security National Bank & Trust Co. in memory of former EEI Treasurer and First Security official J. D. Reeves, this trophy will be awarded to the highest-placed young rider (18-21). The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the winner by Equestrian Events, Inc.

The Best Conditioned Horse Trophy 

This perpetual trophy donated by Dr. John Mayo, Dr. Denys Frappier and Dr. Catherine W. Kohn, will be awarded to the horse that the ground jury and the veterinary staff determine has ended the competition in the best physical condition. The perpetual trophy is maintained in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. A pewter Kentucky julep cup will be presented to the rider of the winning horse. The groom of the winning horse will receive a pewter treasure box and a Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event souvenir garment from Equestrian Events, Inc.

The Zeppa International Trophy 

An original design by Melissa Zeppa, this trophy will be presented to the horse-and-rider combination determined by the ground jury to have made the best presentation in the first and third horse inspections. The groom of the winning pair will receive a pewter treasure box and a Rolex Kentucky Three-Day souvenir garment from Equestrian Events, Inc.

The Kentucky Cup 

A specially designed Louisville Stoneware tumbler will be presented to competitors upon completion of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event five times and for each multiple of five completions. The Kentucky Cup was presented for the first time in 2008 to competitors who completed the competition 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 times.

The Land Rover Best Ride of the Day

Land Rover is awarding a 24-month lease of a Land Rover Discovery Sport to the top U.S. rider who comes closest to the optimum time on the Cross-Country course with no jump penalties.

The Jockey Club Highest-placed Registered Thoroughbred Award

$250 and a leather halter, donated by The Jockey Club, will be awarded to the highest-placed Thoroughbred that completes the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Memento Trophies 

Pewter apple boxes, donated by Equestrian Events, Inc., will be presented to the 2nd- and 3rd-place finishers.

Ribbons

Championship Ribbon, 1st Place
Place Ribbons, 2nd through 20th Place

Cash Prizes

1st      $110,000.00

2nd     $55,000.00

3rd      $40,000.00

4th      $34,000.00

5th      $25,000.00

6th      $17,000.00

7th      $13,000.00

8th      $11,000.00

9th      $9,000.00

10th    $7,000.00

11th    $5,000.00

12th    $4,400.00

13th    $3,400.00

14th    $3,000.00

15th    $2,700.00

16th    $2,500.00

17th    $2,000.00

18th    $2,000.00

19th    $2,000.00

20th    $2,000.00

Further prizes of ribbons and $1,000 each for every fourth starter over 80.

United States Equestrian Federation CCI**** Championship Trophy

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation’s Three- Day Pinnacle Cup will be awarded to the top-placed eligible U.S. rider. The perpetual trophy is maintained in Gladstone, N.J. A silver picture frame and wool cooler will be presented to the champion by the United States Equestrian Federation. A red cooler will be presented to the reserve champion. Ribbons 1st –10th place.

The Dubarry Team Challenge

To foster a friendly team competition during the individual competition at the CCI**** level. Rosettes will be given to the top 4 teams. $20,000 in prize money to be distributed as follows:

3 teams          4 teams

1st – $10,000  1st – $8,000

2nd – $6,000   2nd – $6,000

3rd – $4,000   3rd – $4,000

4th – $2,000

 

Tipperary’s Dash for Cash Contingency Bonus Money Award

Tipperary Equestrian will award $5,000 to the competitor in the Cross-Country Phase who has NO jumping faults, is closest to the optimum time and is wearing a Tipperary 3015 Eventer Pro Vest.

Flair, LLC Nasal Strips

FLAIR Protect and Perform™ Award will award $1,500 to the highest-placed horse-and-rider pair using the FLAIR Strip during both the Cross-Country and stadium phases of the competition.

Shapley’s Groom’s Award 

This award goes to the groom of the horse deemed by the judges to be the best groomed for the Show-Jumping phase of the competition. The winning groom will receive $200 and prizes from Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products Company.

Dubarry of Ireland ‘Best Dressed’ Award

The recipients of the Dubarry of Ireland fashion award will each win a pair of Dubarry boots. A panel of judges will select the best turned-out and dressed male and female competitor at the first horse inspection.

Equis Boutique ‘The Best Presented Horse’ Award

Presented by luxury clothing and tack boutique Equis Boutique, in cooperation with Kentucky Horsewear, “The Best Presented Horse” award will be given to one competitor at the final FEI horse inspection. Awarded through evaluation by FEI judges, the appearance of horse and presenter will be considered, including grooming, tack, behavior, jog attire and interaction with the judges. The Best Presented Horse will receive an engraved silver plate commemorating the award and a pair of Kentucky horse boots valued at more than $500.

Completion Mementos 

A double old fashioned glass with the event logo and Equestrian Events, Inc. logo satin etched and signifying “Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** 2015 Competition Completed” will be presented by Equestrian Events, Inc. to the rider of each horse that completes the competition.

Trade Fair Merchant and Sponsor Gifts

The following sponsors and Trade Fair merchants participating in the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event have donated prizes for ribbon winners. Equestrian Events, Inc. thanks these sponsors and merchants for their generosity and support of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and its competitors. Allotment of some of these prizes is determined by draw.

AIM Equine Network          

One Practical Horseman Saddle Pad for the Top 20 Prize Draw and one May issue of Practical Horseman for each competitor.

Cosequin Joint Health Supplements          

One Equine Gift Bucket of Cosequin Equine Supplements, One Cosequin ASU Plus 1050g and one Cosequin ASU Plus 1050g for the Top 20 Prize Draw. One Cosequin 3.5 gallon bucket for each competitor.

FLAIR, LLC     

Each competitor will receive two Equine FLAIR Nasal Strips.

Nutrena        

Twenty Fleece Coolers for the Top 20 Prize Draw and one certificate for a pair of boot socks for each competitors. Certificates can be redeemed at the Nutrena Tent in Sponsor Village.

Platinum Performance        

One 25 lb. Bucket of Platinum Performance for the Top 20 Prize Draw and one pair of red Platinum Performance branded sunglasses for each competitor.

Point Two Air Vest USA, LLC          

One Pro Air Vest for the Top 20 Prize Draw and one gift certificate for a personalized base layer and free service for each competitor.

Professional’s Choice          

One Pair of Pro Performance Cross Country Boots, one pair of Pro Performance Show Jump Boots and one Luxary Square Monoflap Saddle Pad for the Top 20 Prize Draw. Two bars of saddle soap, one dog toy and one tail brush for each competitor.

Shapley’s      

20 buckets filled with Shapley’s grooming supplies for the Top 20 Prize Draw.

SmartPak      

A cooler for the recipients of each perpetual trophy. Three Wellfleet Comfort Contour Fancy Dressage Bridle for the Top 20 Prize Draw.

GLC Direct LLC          

20 bottles of Actistatin  Pro Athlete-  Superior Joint Support with Maximum Absorption for People for the Top 20 Prize Draw.

Absorbine® /W.F.Young      

One Absorbine® Leather Therapy Gift Pack, one Absorbine® UltraShield Fly Spray, one Absorbine® Leg Hoof Care Gift Pack for the Top 20 Prize Draw and one Bigeloil Quilted Poultice Hoof Pads for each competitor.

Horseware Ireland

For partnering with EEI on the competition coolers, plus one Ice-Vibe Circulation Therapy Package, one Sport-Vibe Horse Blanket and  one Rambo Ionic Therapy Package for the Top 20 Prize Draw.

Devoucoux

100 Devoucoux buckets, one for each competitor.

Bandi Pocketed Belts

Two pocketed belts.

I Love My Horse       

100 Swiss Forks.

JoJo Sox        

Three gifts of 2 pairs of JoJo Sox.

Uckele Nutrition      

Three gift baskets.

Equi Cool Down

Three pairs of Instant Cooling Leg Wraps.

Acuswede     

Two  Accuswedemats.

The Horse Magazine

Three 1-year subscriptions to The Horse.

Revitavet       

Revitavet Poll Cap.

Barrington Saddlery

12 hand-crafted English leather leads.