As we start to figure out how to watch from home while working from home a plan for the #bestweekendallyear, here are some quick links for how and when to watch ALL the action from the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 2021.

The long-time broadcast production crew Carr-Hughes is boots on the ground at the Kentucky Horse Park and thankfully North America will be able to watch the live-stream for free through the USEF Network. If you’re outside of North America you’ll need to watch through Horse & Country TV (but you’ll get a 15% discount for having a USEF fan membership.)

Here are the links to create your free “fan membership” through the USEF, and then the broadcast page link.

Join US Equestrian for free using promo code LRK3DE21:

Bookmark this page to watch:

In addition to the CCI5*-L this year, event organizers EEI have added a CCI4*-S to give ‘value added’ to the weekend. There have been an incredible number of 4*’s already this year, but this will give these horses and riders a fantastic advantage in being able to compete at the Kentucky Horse Park. Even without a stadium full of spectators, the atmosphere at the Horse Park and in Rolex Stadium is impressive and the opportunity to gallop around world class courses is always worth the trip.

The Kentucky Three Day Event website will be a great resource for getting through the weekend, including:

As soon as the digital program is available we’ll share that link as well.

If you’re on Facebook, the Kentucky Three Day Event page has some great content, including highlights of the cross-country course with Nick Larkin and course designer Derek di Grazia, plus a series of intimate and behind-the-scenes interviews called ‘Behind the Barn’ with some of the biggest names in the sport. (They’re also available at the K3DE website.)

Here’s the lineup:

1. Sunday, April 18 – Liz Halliday-Sharp
2. Sunday, April 18 – Emilee Libby
3. Monday, April 19 – Derek DiGrazia
4. Monday, April 19 – Daniela Moguel
5. Monday, April 19 – Lauren Kieffer Nicholson and Jo Kieffer
6. Tuesday, April 20 – Tim and Jonelle Price
7. Tuesday, April 20 – Erik Duvander
8. Tuesday, April 20 – Buck Davidson
9. Wednesday, April 21 – Will Faudree
10. Wednesday, April 21 – Allison Springer
11. Wednesday, April 21 – Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton
12. Wednesday, April 21 – William Fox-Pitt

If you’re looking for the Horse Inspections, you’ll will be able to watch them on Facebook Live: First horse inspection (5* only) Wednesday at 3:00pm EST, Sunday 5* and 4* starting at 7:30am EST.

Finally, a little history from the original organizer of the event. Jane Atkinson served as the executive vice president of EEI from 1984 through 2010 and was instrumental in creating the K3DE we know and love.

Jane Atkinson with David O’Connor. ©Michelle C. Dunn Photography

As someone with an incredible memory for detail, an even bigger love for history across all things horses in Kentucky, and a knack for public speaking, ‘Janie’ as she is known, sat down and wrote an abridged history lesson on the Kentucky Horse Park, EEI, the Kentucky Three-Day Event and to some extent the sport of eventing itself. 

And because we won’t be able to drive through the iconic gates of the Kentucky Horse Park in person this year, a fun (and quite educational!) link to the Sculptures of the Horse Park, including Bruce Davidson and Eagle Lion which stands on display outside Rolex Stadium as a reminder that it all started with him (literally).

Feature image: Sharon White riding Wundermaske at the 2014 Kentucky Three-Day Event. ©Joe Tabb