(Louisville, Ky.) - Equine Motorcoach™ will be on display April 25-29 at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2012 model that is receiving rave reviews from the media and experiencing brisk sales will be showcased by the company that moved its manufacturing to the United States last year. The all-in-one horse transport and RV is helping to transform the horse show and pleasure horse on the the road experience.
"We have had several potential new customers contact us already," said Julie Calzone, co-owner and sales and marketing executive for Equine Motorcoach. "Rolex has always been a productive event for us. The level of excitement has certainly reached a new level with the new model and this international event. We are so excited about being a part of this world-class event."
A record 73 horses are entered to compete in this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, which returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, April 26-29.
An international field of past Rolex Kentucky champions and Olympic veterans includes some of the sport’s biggest names from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
The 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Western Hemisphere’s only Four Star Three-Day Event, features the 15th Rolex USEF Four Star Championship for the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Pinnacle Cup. The Event is part of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM and features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events in succession.
This year’s Event also features selection trials to choose the U.S. Eventing team for the 2012 London Olympic Games assuring that the nation’s top horses and riders will be at their best as they compete for places on the team for this summer’s Olympics.
The Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup is also set at the Kentucky Horse Park for April 27 and 28. Tom McCutcheon, Craig Schmersal, Tim McQuay and Shawn Flarida, the four riders who won the team Gold Medal for the United States at the 2010 Reining World Championships, head an impressive list of entries in the second annual Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup, April 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
The Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup (AKRC) is held during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, which runs April 26-29. The AKRC features the $100,000 Concour de Reining International, the only Three Star Reining competition currently scheduled in the United States for 2012, along with the popular $25,000 World Championship Freestyle Reining.
Competing along with the four World Champions will be four-time Grammy Award winner and country music legend Lyle Lovett, as well as Lisa Coulter, Canada’s top ranked Reining rider, Shane Brown, winner of last year’s $25,000 World Freestyle Championship, and local star Lyndsey Jordan of Georgetown, Kentucky, a two-time National Reining Horse World Champion.