It’s Almost Time for EN’s ‘Insanity In the Middle’ Rolex Tailgate!

What would past Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event champions William Fox-Pitt, Michael Jung and Phillip Dutton do? If they weren't so busy winning 4*s, we think they'd be down for some tailgating. We can't wait to reveal what we've got up our sleeves (besides bracelets) for this year's edition. Photo by Leslie Wylie. What would past Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event champions William Fox-Pitt, Michael Jung and Phillip Dutton do? If they weren't so busy winning 4*s, we think they'd be down for some tailgating. We can't wait to reveal what we've got up our sleeves (besides bracelets) for this year's edition. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Are you ready to get your insanity on? That’s right, EN — the 4th annual “Insanity In the Middle” Rolex Tailgate Party, presented by Amerigo, is going to be bigger and better than ever!

This tailgate party is our favorite way to show our appreciation for our readers, who are truly the best in the land. So come on out on cross country day, April 30, to enjoy some snacks, adult beverages, free EN swag — and the best Rolex tailgate party on course!

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All the fun for all ages! This year we’re giving away EN onesies to EN’s tiniest eventers — stay tuned for details! Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Here’s all of the info you need to know:

What: An all day, ridiculous party on the Rolex cross country course. We’ll be taking in the action while partying it up with our readers. Expect infamous EN tailgate traditions like Rolex Trivia, to be hosted this year by our friends Glenn the Geek and Jamie Jennings from Horses in the Morning; contests and giveaways featuring limited edition 2016 EN Rolex tees, world-premier EN coozies, and products from World Equestrian Brands; celebrity appearances including The Real John Thier and live performances by Chinch and the Chillas; and much, much more.

When: Saturday, April 30, from when the first horse leaves the start box (usually around 10 a.m.) until the last horse crosses the finish line.

Where: Tailgate spots B161 and B162 — check out the tailgate spot map here. We’ll give you a better landmark (“to the right/left of jump #x”) once we get set up, so be sure to follow EN on social for all the latest updates.

Want a free cross-country ticket? 

We’re looking for a few good EN friends to give us a hand with hosting — there are mimosas to be mixed, temporary tattoos to be applied, and Chinches to be body-guarded. If you can commit to working a two-and-a-half hour shift (9:30 a.m. to noon, noon to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 to 5 p.m.) we’ll hook you up with a day pass plus a gift bag and lifetime supply of EN karma.

Have a brother/boyfriend/husband in tow who wouldn’t mind being dropped off at EN’s tailgate for an hour? (Selling points: free beer and cookie cake!) We’re in the market for a few good dudes for a secret, to-be-announced project.

Email Tailgate Hostess with the Mostest Leslie Wylie at wylie@eventingnation.com if you can help us out on either front!

Scenes from the 2015 tailgate:

We’ll post a schedule of the fun for you in the days leading up to the party of the year. Until then, mark your calendars and get your party pants on, EN! We’ll see you on course.

Go Eventing!

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