Top Eventers & Show Jumpers on the Same Kentucky Bluegrass: Impressive Entries for the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix Are Announced

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Published on March 21, 2018


It’s not too often that we see top show jumpers and top eventers in the same habitat. It’s a bit more common, for instance, to see dressage and show jumpers crossing paths at the same show – like in Wellington or at the World Cup Finals, for instance. But this year, during the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 28, faces like Kent Farrington, Margie Engle, Aaron Vale, Daniel Coyle, Eugenio Garza and many more will descend upon the Kentucky Horse Park.

The integration of show jumping alonside this CCI4* horse trials is new this year, and follows the ending of Rolex’s title sponsorship of the event in 2017. Organized in part by the Split Rock Jumping Tour, the show jumping will kick off with the $35,000 Welcome Speed Cup 1.45m on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. EST, followed by the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational 1.60m Grand Prix on Saturday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. EST. This means that while cross-country wraps up on Saturday afternoon, spectators can wander over to the stadium to watch these show jumpers take on Rio Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge’s Grand Prix.

Kentucky CSI3* Invitational 1.60m Grand Prix Entry List:
1. Kent Farrington
2. Margie Engle
3. Jessica Springsteen
4. Kristen Vanderveen
5. Allison Robitaille
6. Marilyn Little
7. Ali Wolff
8. Aaron Vale
9. Peter Lutz
10. Christine Mcrea
11. Daniel Coyle
12. Darragh Kenny
13. Jack Hardin Towell
14. Conor Swail
15. Santiago Lambre
16. Sharn Wordley
17. Ritchie Maloney
18. Samuel Parot
19. Andrew Ramsay
20. Eric Navet
21. Eve Jobs
22. Karl Cook
23. Leah DiMartini
24. Charles A. Jayne
25. Kerry Mcahill
26. Andrew Welles
27. Eugenio Garza
28. Abigail McCardle
29. Jorge Matte
30. Jonathan Mcrea

If you’re attending the event, there is no additional charge for tickets to the Friday or Saturday Grand Prix. However, the organizers have noted that Saturday seating in the stadium is limited, so to attend the Grand Prix on Saturday you must reserve your stadium seats online. There is no need to reserve Friday seats. A Saturday Grounds Admission ticket is needed to select a Saturday Grand Prix seat in the eTix system. Go here for more information and ticketing.

Images: Lauren Kieffer by ©Shannon Brinkman & Jessica Springsteen by ©Lucio Landa

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