NBC Sports and USEF Network to Feature Eventing Coverage

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For the first time, NBC Sports and USEF Network will team up to provide live coverage of the 2011 Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover, April 28-May 1.

With the support of the United States Equestrian Federation and Equestrian Events, Inc., organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, NBC Sports will broadcast the final show jumping rounds live, alongside taped highlights of the dressage and cross-country phases on Sunday, May 1, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Leading up to the live finale, USEF Network will offer live coverage of the dressage and cross-country phases, as well as the early show jumping rounds.

Broadcast Schedule:

  • April 28: live Dressage on USEFNetwork.com
  • April 29: live Dressage on USEFNetwork.com
  • April 30: live Cross-Country on USEFNetwork.com
  • May 1: live Show Jumping on USEFNetwork.com; live Show Jumping and highlights on NBC Sports, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, is part of the HSBC FEI Classics. It features the world's top horses and riders competing for their share of $250,000 in prize money and 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 consecutively. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event will crown the 14th USEF National CCI4* Champion. The only Four Star event in the Western Hemisphere, Rolex Kentucky draws 50-100,000 spectators and is seen by millions more on worldwide telecasts.

Past winners of Rolex Kentucky include Olympic Medalists David and Karen O'Connor, Kim Severson and Phillip Dutton, New Zealand's Blyth Tait and Nick Larkin, Pippa Funnell and William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain and Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and Lucinda Fredericks of Australia.

For more information on the 2011 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, click here.