Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has signed on as a new sponsor for the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

“We are very pleased to work with the Equestrian Events team to bring the latest in equine nutrition and exercise physiology research, consultation, and products to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event competitors and fans,” said Joe D. Pagan, Ph.D., president and founder of KER. “KER is the world leader in equine nutrition. We’ve been involved in numerous prestigious international competitions, but Rolex Kentucky holds a special place as our ‘hometown’ event.”

An international equine nutrition, research, and consultation company serving horse owners and the feed industry, KER’s goals are to advance the industry’s knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology, apply that knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses, and support the nutritional care of all horses throughout their life.

“KER is just the kind of sponsor that fits perfectly with our event, and we are proud to be partnering with them and sharing their work with our fans,” said Stewart Perry, president of the board of directors of Equestrian Events, Inc., the organizer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April 27-30, 2017. “Rolex Kentucky” is one of only six Four Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere

KER was founded in 1988 in Lexington, Ky., when Dr. Pagan realized that information generated from research was not disseminated to the individuals who needed it most: feed manufacturers and horse owners. Filling that void has been a priority for KER and the organization now has partners and personnel around the globe. To learn more about Kentucky Equine Research, visit