The fall eventing season is almost upon us, and the USEF has just announced the recipients of grants for European competition. Grants were available for competition at Burghley (CCI4*), Blenheim Palace (CCI3*), Pau (CCI4*), and Military Boekelo (CCIO3*).
Two types of grants were awarded: the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grant and the Land Rover Competition Grant. Lillian Heard/Share Option and Kurt Martin/Anna Bella received the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants for competitions notated below. This grant was awarded based on the recommendation of USEF Eventing Selectors. The remainder of the recipients have received a Land Rover Competition Grant.
The grant recipients are as follows, according to a press release from the USEF:
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4*
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Carl and Cassandra Segal’s Park Trader
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Bruce Duchossois’ Mighty Nice
Meghan O’Donoghue (Carbondale, Ill.) and her own Pirate
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* or Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*
Jan Byyny (Purcellville, Va.) and her own and Dick and Jo Bynny’s Inmidair
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica
Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Tom Tierney and Simon Roosevelt’s Fernhill Cubalawn
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* or Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*
Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn Farms and Team Demeter’s RF Demeter
Military Boekelo CCIO3*
Kurt Martin (Middleburg, Va.) and his own Anna Bella
MacKenna Shea (Tacoma, WA) and her own Landioso
Sharon White (Summit Point, W.V.) and Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection
Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*
Lillian Heard (Hamilton, Va.) and her own Share Option
Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker’s Loughan Glen
Doug Payne (Apex, N.C.) and Larry and Amelia Ross’ and his own Crown Talisman
Many congratulations are in order to all recipients. There are some newer faces on the grant lists this time around, and it certainly is exciting to see that so many pairs are given the opportunity to represent the USA overseas. Here’s to a safe summer for all recipients and an exciting fall season coming up!