Details Released for EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Regatta helps Fund City Police Mounted Patrols

Joe DeStio
May 16, 2018 - 2:35 pm
Officials with the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta presented Pittsburgh public safety officials with a $2,000 check to help pay for a mounted police horse.

Joe DeStio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Officials with the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta presented Pittsburgh public safety officials with a $2,000 check to help pay for a mounted police horse. With the check the regatta gets naming rights to the horse which they call, appropriately enough, “Regatta.”

The city’s ten horse mounted unit will help patrol the EQT Three Rivers Regatta slated for August 3 – 5th. Regatta Director Derek Weber says there are several new attractions this year. The Formula One boat races will be held all three days with heats Friday and Saturday and the championships Sunday. Jet ski performances will also be held at night. “Performers will be in costumes that have LED lighting. Also on the jet skis they’ll have attached special effects,” said Weber.

Musical highlights this year include rock band Sugar Ray which will perform Friday, August 3rd and country music star Randy Houser who sings Sunday, August 5th.

The regatta will continue with traditional events like the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything that Floats Race.

500,000 people attend the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta every year.