In addition to showcasing top international eventing talent, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian 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 we are pleased to share that Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has been named the official charity of the 2020 event.
As the official charity, Grayson-Jockey Club Research will receive a portion of the proceeds from a special farm-to-table charity dinner on Thursday, April 23, at Spy Coast Farm, located next door to the Kentucky Horse Park.
“The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of the most iconic events on the equestrian calendar each year, and we are honored to be named as the official charity of this prestigious competition,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “The money raised from this partnership will improve the lives of all horses, from three-day eventers to horses in your backyard.”
Since 1983, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has provided more than $27.5 million to fund 366 projects at 44 universities in North America and overseas. Through the years, research funded by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and its predecessor (the Grayson Foundation) has uncovered solutions to critical problems affecting horse health as well as clues to numerous other solutions of equine health issues.
“EEI has a long-standing tradition of supporting charities that serve the local community and support the equine industry,” said Lee Carter, executive director of Equestrian Events, Inc., producer of the event. “The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation does a wonderful job of both and we are delighted to work with them this year as our official charity.”
The fundraising dinner’s host venue, Spy Coast Farm, specializes in the breeding and development of top quality performance horses and has three farms located along the East Coast. Spy Coast’s beautiful 800-acre farm on Ironworks Pike in Lexington houses their Breeding, Young Horse Training Center, Quarantine facility, Equine Rehabilitation and Fitness Center and, most recently, an Equine Education Center.
“We are excited to serve as the site for the farm-to-table charity dinner during the 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian,” said Lisa Lourie, owner of Spy Coast Farm. “Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has had a consistent history of excellence in serving the equine industry and we are proud to be able to support them.”
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian returns to the Kentucky Horse Park April 25-28, 2020. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets, and we hope to see you there!