LRK3DE’s Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix to Feature Star-Studded Entry List

Santiago Lambre of Mexico, winner of the inaugural $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2018. Photo by Michelle Dunn Photo courtesy of LRK3DE.

Even if you dwell in the most remote, secluded reaches of the eventing world cave, you’ll recognize many of the names on the 2019 entry list for the $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, taking place after cross country on Saturday at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Among the 30 accepted entries:

  • Kent Farrington (USA), Olympic silver and WEG bronze medalist
  • Peter Wylde (USA), Olympic gold medalist
  • Margie Engle (USA), U.S. Olympic veteran, WEG silver medalist and Pan American Games gold, silver and bronze medalist
  • Lauren Hough (USA), Olympic and WEG veteran and Pan American Games gold and bronze medalist
  • Todd Minikus (USA), who has competed at nine World Cup Finals
  • Christine McCrea (USA), Pan American Games double gold medalist
  • Karl Cook and Schuyler Riley (USA), who have each competed at three World Cup Finals
  • Molly Ashe-Cawley (USA), who has ridden in two World Cup Finals
  • Callan Solem (USA), the highest-placed U.S. rider at the 2016 World Cup Finals.
  • Other top U.S. show jumpers including Aaron Vale, Ali Wolff, Hayley Barnhill, Hilary McNerney, Jonathan McCrea, Noel Fauntleroy and Spencer Brittan
  • Santiago Lambre (MEX), Olympic and FEI WEG veteran and winner of the inaugural event
  • Conor Swail (IRE), Team Ireland veteran who finished in third-place last year
  • Kevin Babington (IRE), who placed fourth individually in the 2004 Athens Olympics
  • Paul O’Shea and Shane Sweetnam (IRE), who competed for Ireland at the 2018 WEG
  • Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Samuel Parot (CHL), WEG veterans
  • Top Irish show jumpers Daniel Coyle and Lorcan Gallagher
  • Additional international competitors include Rowan Willis and Hilary Scott (AUS), Vanessa Mannis (CAN) and Eugenio Garza (MEX)

Conor Swail of Ireland, who finished 3rd in the class last year. Photo courtesy of LRK3DE.

The second annual CSI show jumping event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday following cross country. Opening ceremonies will take place at 4 p.m.

The CSI is organized by Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), who brought in Derek Braun, founder of the highly-successful Split Rock Jumping Tour, to help manage the event. Guilherme Jorge, show jumping course designer at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, returns as course designer.

There will also be a $36,000 Welcome Speed Cup 1.45m ranking class on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in Rolex Stadium, after the day’s LRK3DE dressage competition. No stadium seat ticket is required for the Speed Cup.

Re-live the action of the inaugural 2018 Grand Prix, which drew an audience of over 10,000 spectators:

Stadium seating tickets for the Grand Prix are only $5 each – with $1 going to Land Rover Kentucky’s 2019 Official Charity, Bluegrass Land Conservancy. Grand Prix tickets are available here.

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN, takes place April 25-28, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Visit the event website here.

Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix: [Grand Prix Home]  [Grand Prix Schedule] [Accepted Rider List]

[Olympic Veterans Head List of Top Show Jumping Riders Entered for $225,000 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute at Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN]

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