The announcement on the next wave of spring grants came late last night, and Doug Payne and Crown Talisman and Liz Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley are the recipients of Land Rover Competition grants to compete at Saumur CCI3* next month. These are two exciting combinations very worthy of the grants. Both horses just did their first CCI3* last fall — Cooley at Galway Downs and Tali at Fair Hill — where they finished third and fourth respectively.
Both horses have also come out strong this spring too, with Cooley finishing third in the CIC2* at Barroca d’Alva in Portugal and representing Team USA at the Nations Cup in Fontainebleau, and Tali finishing fourth in the Carolina International CIC3*. Both Liz and Doug are extremely hardworking, dedicated riders, and it’s great to see the grants go to two very worthy individuals. Congrats on the grants, and do us proud in France! Go eventing.