MARS EQUESTRIAN has been announced as the new Presenting Sponsor of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event — a role that will continue through the 2021 event.
Now in its 41st year, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN returns to the Kentucky Horse Park, April 25-28, 2019. MARS EQUESTRIAN is also the presenting sponsor of the Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship.
“Having MARS EQUESTRIAN join as the presenting sponsor of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is not only exciting for us, but for the sport overall,” said Stewart Perry, president of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. “MARS is stepping up for three-day eventing and we are grateful they will be a part of this event through 2021.”
“MARS EQUESTRIAN is thrilled to be the Presenting Sponsor of the LRK3DE,” said Geoffrey Galant, Vice President MARS EQUESTRIAN. “Through this partnership, we hope to honor the equestrian legacy of MARS and engage fans with our iconic brands as we work to achieve our vision for horses, pets, and the people who love them.”
“The LRK3DE is truly historic, both within the state of Kentucky and also in the sport of eventing in North America. MARS EQUESTRIAN has been an avid supporter of U.S. eventers and the LRK3DE for many years. We are thrilled to not only have their iconic name behind our Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship, but also to see them presenting this important international three-day event on home soil,” said US Equestrian CEO, Bill Moroney. “We are grateful for the support of MARS EQUESTRIAN of this important weekend; they are helping us, EEI, and the competitors of eventing to bring the joy of horse sports to the thousands of spectators that will be in attendance.”
Entries for this year’s event have just been announced with 54 riders from eight nations entered, including two from Great Britain. Oliver Townend is returning with last year’s winner Cooley Master Class and he will be joined by British Team Gold medallist from the World Equestrian Games Piggy French riding Quarrycrest Echo. New Zealander Tim Price is aso making the trip with Xavier Faer.