Driving Classic – Free WEG Test Event!
Kentucky Cup Driving will be the third of seven official test events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and will be held on the Secretariat Polo Field at the Kentucky Horse Park, October 1-4. Kentucky Cup Driving will be held in conjunction as one class within the annual USEF National Driving Championships, with the FEI Four-in-Hand drivers competing for the Kentucky Cup. This competition is the largest gathering of FEI Four-in-Hand drivers ever in the Americas.
Kentucky Cup Driving will consist of three phases: Dressage, Marathon, and Obstacle. Competition for the 17 total classes will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Kentucky Cup Four-in-Hand Dressage will begin on Thursday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m. All horse and riders competing in the three days of competition will complete the marathon phase on Saturday. FEI Four-in-Hand drivers will begin their marathon course at 2:00 p.m. Sunday will consist of the obstacle phase, with the Kentucky Cup Driving obstacle class starting at noon.
Admission to Kentucky Cup Driving is free to the public. Parking for all competitions will be $3 per day at the entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park.
All spectators are encouraged to enjoy many other activities and attractions offered at the Kentucky Horse Park during their visit. Admission tickets to the park can be purchased at the Visitor Information Center – $15 for adults, $8 for children (7-12), and children 6 & under are free. Park Admission includes access to the world-renowned International Museum of the Horse and American Saddlebred Museum, horse-drawn tours and various equine presentations and shows throughout the day.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Secretariat Polo Field & Driving Route
For more information, contact Sue Gilliland at 813-220-8226.