Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth will be visiting Lexington, Kentucky this month. Zara, who is the second eldest grandchild of the Queen and Prince Phillip, will compete for the first time in the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, for a shot at the first place prize of $100,000.00 and a Rolex watch.
This prestigious equestrian event which takes place over four days, is one of the highest level competitions in the eventing world, attracting a range of international sponsors and famous spectators. One lucky sponsor recently had the chance to meet another high-profile royal, Prince Charles, who is the uncle of Zara Phillips. Nikki Newcombe, owner of Bliss of London, discussed saddles and top hat cases with Prince Charles at Ascot Racecourse, England, during the visit which was to support his Princes Trust event (Pictured). The British saddle manufacturers who are based in Walsall, the heart of the English saddle making industry, will be sponsoring the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event for the third consecutive year.
Riders from all over the world will attend the event, including fellow British riders William Fox-Pitt, who will be defending his 2014 title and Nicola Wilson. The Olympic-level event, which first took place in 1978, is expected to attract over 70,000 visitors, as well as over 2 million TV viewers.