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Extensive Coverage Planned for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover on NBC and USEFNetwork.com presented by SmartPak

RELEASE: April 23, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY – Coverage of the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover will be available to millions of people around the world with same-day coverage airing Sunday, April 28 on NBC as the Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover.  Beginning on Thursday, April 25, all four days of the action-packed competition will be broadcast LIVE on USEFNetwork.com presented by SmartPak.  

With the support of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Equestrian Events, Inc., the Carr-Hughes network production of the Rolex Equestrian Championships will be broadcast on NBC Sunday, April 28 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.  Leading up to the NBC telecast, USEFNetwork.com presented by SmartPak will offer live, wall-to-wall coverage of the dressage, cross-country, and show jumping phases, which can be seen on computers, tablets and smart TV/Google TV devices in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Google TV users can go to http://www.usefnetwork.com/googletv for an enhanced experience.

For equestrian fans throughout the rest of the world, FEI TV will air LIVE coverage of Saturday’s cross country and Sunday’s show jumping competitions.  To sign up for FEI TV visit www.feitv.org.

The broadcast schedule is listed below and is available under the Live Broadcast Schedule tab at USEFNetwork.com. Times are subject to change.
April 25: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
April 26: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
April 27: LIVE Cross-Country on USEFNetwork.com, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
April 28: LIVE Show Jumping on USEFNetwork.com, 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
                Awards Ceremony on USEFNetwork.com, 3 p.m. ET
                Rolex Equestrian Championships on NBC, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and produced by Equestrian Events, Inc. The prestigious competition is part of the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins three of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing competitions in succession.  The Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing competitions include the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.  Rolex Kentucky is also one of six CCI4*competitions that compose the HSBC FEI Classics™ and features riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money.

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will crown the 16th Rolex/USEF National CCI4* Champion.  The only Four Star event in the Western Hemisphere, Rolex Kentucky will draw an estimated 70,000 spectators and be seen by millions more on the worldwide telecast.

Limited advertising opportunities for the television broadcast and on USEFNetwork.com are available through Scott Carling, USEF Managing Director of Sales and Sponsorships, at (859) 225-6928 or scarling@usef.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Classic Communications at (508) 698-6810 or info@classic-communications.com.

For more information about the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event visit www.rk3de.org.

For more information about Land Rover, visit: http://www.us.media.landrover.com or http://www.interactivelandrover.com/home/index.php.

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