In addition to showcasing top international eventing talent, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day event is committed to showing love to charities that support equine organizations and serve the local community. The event names a different official charity to benefit each year, and Bluegrass Land Conservancy has been named the official charity of the 2019 event.
Bluegrass Land Conservancy’s mission is to protect land in Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region through permanent conservation easements.
“We are thrilled to be chosen as this year’s charity for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event!” says Helen Alexander, Bluegrass Land Conservancy Board Chair. “This kind of recognition is so important to the work we do, and we hope that those coming in for the event will have an opportunity to get to know our organization better. The Bluegrass region of Kentucky is unique and special and spreading the word about what we do is so vital to our mission. A big thank you for this wonderful honor!”
Since 1998, Bluegrass Land Conservancy has protected 95 miles of rivers and streams, 21,600 acres of prime farmland soils and soils of statewide importance, 63 farms that contain historic sites, 10.29 miles of scenic byway frontage and over 27,000 acres of 131 farms in 24 counties across the Greater Bluegrass Region.
Learn more about the Conservancy’s work via this video:
“The mission of the Bluegrass Land Conservancy fits seamlessly into the what EEI looks for in an annual charity for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event,” says Stewart Perry, president of Equestrian Events, Inc., organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. “This organization’s work is making an impact now and will continue to do so in the future by maintaining much of what makes our Bluegrass state a beautiful place to live as well as visit.”
The main fundraiser for the Bluegrass Land Conservancy during the event is a farm-to-table dinner with equine-themed silent and live auctions, to include tickets to the 2020 Kentucky Derby, on Thursday, April 25, after the day’s competition. The dinner will be held at Mount Brilliant Farm, the final home of legendary racehorse Man o’ War. Tickets to the dinner are $80 per person and availability is limited. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Additionally, $1 from each $5 stadium seat ticket to the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix, which will run Saturday afternoon after cross country, will go to the 2019 Official Charity.
“Bluegrass Land Conservancy is dedicated to permanently protecting and stewarding lands critical to agricultural viability and community character in the Bluegrass Region. Our work ensures the equine farms of Kentucky will be around for future generations of equine enthusiasts and we are excited to share our message at this world-class event,” says Jessie Wilder, executive director of Bluegrass Land Conservancy.
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L returns to the Kentucky Horse Park April 25-28, 2019. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets, and we hope to see you there!