Bettina Hoy to Coach MARS Bromont Rising U25 Grant Program

Bettina Hoy works with Olivia Miller over some basic jump exercises. Photo by Sally Spickard.

The MARS Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program is pleased to announce that German Olympian Bettina Hoy will be providing top level coaching to the recipients of the 2022 program.

Following two years of pandemic related cancellations, grants will be available once again for riders aged 25 and under who are taking part in the MARS Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program at both the MARS Bromont CCI happening June 8th to 12th and Galway Downs International 3-day Event held November 2nd to 6th.

Speaking of her involvement in the MARS Bromont Rising Program Bettina said, “When I was at that age, I hugely benefited from some of the best trainers in the world particularly in dressage and showjumping. To be able to pass this on now is a great honour and still part of living my dream. First as a rider and now as a coach.”

Neko Duvall jumps with Bettina during a lesson in Florida. Photo by Sally Spickard.

Regarding this exciting announcement, Program Director Peter Gray said, “With her incredible reputation as an international competitor and coach, Bettina must be one of the most sought after instructors in the world at this time, it is a great honor that she is joining the Bromont rising team this year!”

This scholarship program started in 2019 was the brainchild of Bromont organizer, Sue Ockendon and the late Steve Blauner.

Steve had a vision of supporting young eventers from the US and Canada who were not yet under the radar of national U25 training programs. Riders competing at any level of FEI competition offered are eligible to apply.

MARS Bromont Rising U25 grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to ten successful applicants to help assist with travel expenses and entry fees for both the Bromont and Galway dates. In addition, classroom presentations will be made by course designers, High Performance riders and a dressage test analysis by a 5* FEI judge.

Bettina works with Woods Baughman and Kamara KFF. Photo by Sally Spickard.

This is the first time the grant has been offered to a West coast competition and organizer, and Robert Kellerhouse could not be more delighted, stating, “We are honored to be the West Coast host for the MARS Bromont Rising U25 grants. This program will inspire its recipients to do more as it shines a light on those up-and-coming athletes and provides a lift in advancing their abilities in our sport.”

Grant application forms can be found here:

MARS Bromont CCI
June 8-12, 2022
CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI2*-L

Galway Downs International 3-day Event
November 2-6, 2022

For more information contact Program Director Peter Gray at [email protected].