Canada has enjoyed an amazing streak of international success over the past few years and they will look to continue that with a medal later this month in London. Should we attribute Canada’s success to their great coach, to their awesome horses and riders, to their incredible support staff, to their owners? All of these factors clearly contribute to Canada’s strength, but I’m a big believer that the positivity and camaraderie that permeates the Canadian team flows from those qualities being a natural part of the closely knit Canadian eventing community.
Case in point: while the Canadian squad is busy making their final Olympic preparations in England, a band of Canadians gathered on Friday night to show their support for Team Canada thousands of miles away in Kalispel, Montana. The Canadians hosted their traditional Rebecca Farm Red and White Party. Our good friend Chelan Kozak was kind enough to send us a quick recap of the party with photos and videos and the Canucks rallied around their Olympians. Chelan wrote: “The event entries at the upper levels are light this year due to the Olympics, but overall entries are huge! We had a banner for the Canadian Team and want to wish them all the very best of luck!!“
This is the cancer fundraiser that has been set up this year at Rebecca Farm in memory of Rebecca Broussard. A $50 minimum donation gets you a stencil and pink glitter. Chelan said there have been many pink ribbons on the horses the last couple of days. Parking donations will also aid the fundraising effort.