Equestrian Events, Inc. and the Kentucky Three-Day Event has announced the addition of a $225,000 CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix to be held on Saturday afternoon in Rolex Stadium following the completion of cross country. The Grand Prix has been added to the schedule in partnership with Split Rock Jumping Tour.
“We are thrilled to add a major FEI show jumping Grand Prix to our internationally-recognized event,” said EEI President Stewart Perry in a press release. “For almost four decades, equestrian sports fans have traveled from all over to see Eventing’s best riders and horses and now they will have a chance to see show jumping’s best at the same time.”
Split Rock Jumping Tour events give competitors, sponsors and spectators an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience” with world-class venues, top prize money, extravagant awards and numerous first-class amenities for riders, horses, owners, sponsors and spectators.
30 international riders will be invited to the Invitational Grand Prix, which will include a $35,000 1.45m FEI ranking class on Friday afternoon. Rio Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge will design for the CSI3* on Saturday. The 2018 Kentucky Three-Day Event will be held April 26-29, 2018.