The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is almost here! The first veterinary inspection (for the horses) is tomorrow, and the competition begins on Thursday. Today, vendors are moving in to their various booths and tents in the trade fair (in the covered arena), the sponsors’ village, and the food court.

I went for a quick walk this afternoon and took a few snapshots of the activity:

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the benefit of living nearby: Katie Whaley is one of the few trade-fair vendors with her booth all set up already; the hats are under wraps for now

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one of the beautiful cross-country jumps, with the Rolex Stadium in the background

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the Rolex Stadium

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everybody’s favorite waterproof boots

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cotton candy, anyone?

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a row of tents in the sponsors’ village

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I have to admit: I’m still not sure why Bridgestone sponsors horse sports, but I can say from personal experience that their racecar simulator is a heck of a lot of fun

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I’ll be posting a few snippets and some photos during the three-day event, but I won’t actually be covering it here on the blog. If you’d like to keep on top of all the news, you’ll find the event online at www.rk3de.org.