via press release:
|LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROLEX KENTUCKY THREE-DAY EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SUNDAY, 2 P.M. ET ON NBC|
|Competitors from 5 Different Countries Compete in Jumping to Qualify in the Olympics|
|NEW YORK – April 25, 2012 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Equestrian Championships this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Equestrian Championships is a qualifying event for the 2012 London Olympic Games, and features world class equestrians competing for $250,000 in prize money.
The Rolex Kentucky Championships is the only Four-Star event in the western hemisphere and is the first of three wins required for the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing award.
The three-day event begins with dressage and cross country and culminates with the jumping competition, a competition of speed, precision and agility, as riders navigate through obstacles with their horses.
Universal Sports Network will air live coverage of the cross country event this Saturday from 10 a.m. – Noon ET with Tim Ryan and Melanie Smith-Taylor announcing.
Tim Ryan, Melanie Smith-Taylor and Donna Brothers will call the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Equestrian Championships jumping event this Sunday on NBC.
–NBC Sports Group–