Bromont Rising Program to Support Under-25 Riders With Financial Support, Education

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Attention eventers under the age of 25 who have their eye on the 2019 MARS Equestrian Bromont CCI Three Day Event! A new program called Bromont Rising is aimed at supporting up to 10 U25 riders with financial grants and educational opportunities at the Canadian event.

Grants will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 each to help selected young riders pay for transportation, entries, lodging and food during the FEI event in June. In addition, the riders will arrive Monday, June 3, to participate in a two-day training camp in advance of the June 5-9 event.

The program will consist of two days of mounted and unmounted instructional components, taught by leading coaches, course designers, riders, owners and support staff. A Tuesday evening dinner will feature Jessica Phoenix and Boyd Martin as featured speakers, and riders will have access to coaching during the event upon request.

“This has long been a dream of mine, and I am delighted to have it come to fruition with the help of the 2019 Organizing Committee and our title sponsor MARS Equestrian,” says committee member Sue Ockendon. “It is so important that we recognize and provide support to our younger riders who will be the future of the sport. I am hopeful that this program will flourish and extend to other venues.”

Bromont Rising Program applications are available on the Bromont website. Selection criteria will focus primarily on talent and determination: “We are trying to give a leg up to the riders who have committed to making this sport their livelihood, and who need help in achieving that goal,” Sue says. Participants in the Program can compete in any division that is offered at Bromont.

Riders will be selected and notified by May 6, 2019. The selection committee includes Kerry Millikin, Peter Gray and Steve Blauner. Questions about the program should be directed to Peter Gray at [email protected]

The 2019 MARS Equestrian Bromont CCI Three Day Event takes place June 5-9 in Bromont, Quebec. For more information visit the website here.