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History

Equestrian Events, Inc. is a non-profit Kentucky corporation formed in 1975 initially to stage the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the brand new Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, Ky. In October 1976, as preparation for the World Championships, EEI organized the first horse trials ever held at the Horse Park. In 1977, the organization coordinated the staging of the National Pony Club Rally in August and produced the North American Junior Three-Day Event Championships in September.

EEI went on to organize the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships, held for the first time in the United States, which were an unprecedented success. Shortly after the conclusion of the World Championships, the American Horse Shows Association asked EEI to host the first major three-day event of the new year, setting the wheels in motion for the 1979 Kentucky Horse Trials and similar events thereafter.

Mission Statement

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that supports the development of equestrian sports through the staging of events at the highest level. EEI seeks to provide development opportunities for riders, horses and equine organizations, and to elevate the competitiveness of the United States internationally.

Why choose EEI

The Staff of Equestrian Events, Inc. offers expertise in:

  • Overall event planning
  • Planning of equestrian competitions at all levels
  • Sponsorship sales
  • Trade Fair/vendor sales
  • Ticket sales
  • Marketing and social media
  • Brand recognition, maintenance and protection
  • Website and mobile app development oversight
  • Official program development and sales
  • Budgeting and accounting services
  • Venue management and logistical support
  • Hospitality
  • Merchandise and retail sales
  • Food and beverage planning
  • Security and crisis management planning
  • Volunteer scheduling and management
  • Nurturing relationships with all parties