Kentucky 5* Three-Day Event back on, but without spectators
- By Staff Writers
LEXINGTON, Ky.--Great news for eventers - the Kentucky Three-Day Event 5* is back on, albeit without spectators, because of funds raised by the eventing community.
An unprecedented outpouring of public support and a grassroots fundraising effort have led to a reversal of the announced cancellation of the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI Five Star.
A new partnership between Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI). producer of the world-class event, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation combined with the support of US Equestrian and longstanding sponsors Land Rover, Mars Equestrian, and Rolex will ensure that the CCI5*-L three-day event will be held, without spectators, alongside a new CCI4*-S, April 22-25 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
“The uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic placed us in the financially impossible position of having to run the Five Star event without spectators, a situation that left us no choice but to cancel the Five Star for 2021 in order to preserve it for many years to come,” said Mike Cooper, President of EEI. “We are humbled and honored by the response of the eventing community as they’ve stepped up in a mind-blowing way enabling us to go forward.”