Rolex Kentucky Organizer Equestrian Events, Inc., Honored With 2008 Best of Lexington Award
RELEASE: October 15, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Classic Communications
Equestrian Events, Inc., has been honored with the 2008 Best of Lexington Award in the Special Events category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Equestrian Events, Inc., (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Now, EEI puts on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, the only annual four star three-day event in the Americas. The event draws over 100,000 spectators and is seen by millions more on worldwide telecasts, including a one-hour special on NBC in the United States.
"We are proud of our longstanding commitment to providing outstanding entertainment as well as world-class equestrian competition," said Event Director Jane Atkinson. "The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, has been recognized as a magnet for tourism dollars and this honor gives Equestrian Events, Inc., important recognition for all it does to put on a world-class event that positively impacts business in Kentucky."
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event features this country's best horses and riders and international stars vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money and a chance at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. The winning owner is awarded $65,000 and the winning rider receives a Rolex timepiece. The classic Kentucky Julep Cup is presented by Equestrian Events, Inc., to the winning owner and winning rider as a reminder of their accomplishment.
For more information on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, please visit the Rolex Kentucky website at www.rk3de.org
. To receive the ticket brochure for the 2009 Event, send your name and address to Equestrian Events, Inc., PO Box 12110, Lexington, KY 40580-2110, (859) 254-8123 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), fax (859) 254-5116, or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Ticket sales will open on the website on December 1.