Equestrian jockeys are selected because of their light weight, competitive edge, and ability to fluently speak the horse language. Witness a rarified set of linguistic skills with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a ticket to the Saturday, April 30, festivities of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (a $23 in-advance value; a $30 at-the-door value), which takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY April 28–May 1.
In a rare feat of underselling, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event draws horses and riders from around the world for four glamorous days of equine competition. The tournament reaches its boiling point on Saturday with the cross-country event, in which jockeys meld minds with their steeds to traverse four miles of forbidding topography, avoiding water hazards, banks, and ditches at speeds that may or may not catch the attention of nearby horse-traffic cops. Children under 12 can be party to this four-legged festivity with no cover, and dogs will not be carded at the gate as long as they are on a leash.