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JUL-AUG 2019

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At the Land Rover Kentucky event, riders vie for their share of $400,000 in prize money as well as the elusive $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to the rider who wins Land Rover Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Five Star Events in succession. Townend took home a check for $130,000, a one-year lease on a Land Rover Discovery, and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch. Following his fault-free show jumping round riding his 12-year-old Trakehner gelding, owned by Christine Turner, American Boyd Martin Žnished in second place. Speaking of his steed, Tseterleg, Martin remarked, "He's probably not the fanciest horse here but he's an absolute gutsy little trier, and that counts for a lot." Tim Price of New Zealand riding Xavier Faer rounded out the top three. When they aren't taking in the action, fans shop and browse the nearly 200 booths in the Sponsor Village and International Trade Fair. Land Rover also sponsors a tailgating competition and o›-road test drives. A fundraising dinner beneŽtting the event's oœcial charity, že Bluegrass Land Conservancy, as well as a twilight 5k race are included among the varied spectator experiences. že 2020 event is scheduled for April 23-26. sl 64 slmag.net

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