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 2022 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 28, in the Big Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park. A reception will be followed by a three-course dinner by local chefs Jeremy Ashby and Janey Thompson and an auction. A limited number of tickets ($90 per person) to the dinner are available here.
“We are deeply honored to be selected as the official charity of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event,” said Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “EEI’s commitment to helping non-profit organizations should be commended, especially given the financial challenges of the past year. Their generosity will help 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.
“Over the years, EEI has maintained a strong commitment to supporting charities that serve the local community and support the equine industry,” said EEI president Mike Cooper. “This year, after so many individuals and organizations stood by us during the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are redoubling our commitment to giving back and we are thrilled to partner with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation as our official charity.”
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian returns to the Kentucky Horse Park April 28-May 1, 2022. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets, and we hope to see you there!