USEF Announces 2014 Fall European Grant Recipients

Jan Byyny and Inmidair. Photo by Jenni Autry. Jan Byyny and Inmidair. Photo by Jenni Autry.

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!

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