A big congrats to West Coast eventer Helen Bouscaren, who has received the PRO 2014 H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company Travel Grant to compete at Bromont. Her three-star partner Ben will receive transportation across the country aboard “Air Horse One” to compete in the CCI3*, which she targeted as the best spring three-star to prepare her and Ben for tackling their first Rolex in 2015.
Ben, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, raced one time at Hastings as a 2-year-old under his Jockey Club name Go Pete Go [Petersburg X Tough Duchess, by Tough Knight]. Helen started competing him in Beginner Novice as a 4-year-old and has taken him all the way through the levels. They were third in their first CIC3* at Woodside last fall and finished their season with a seventh-place finish in their first CCI3* at Galway Downs. Thanks to those performances, Helen and Ben were named to the USEF Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program for 2014.
“I am so excited for the show and so grateful for the help and support of everyone involved in making my trip possible,” Helen told PRO. “Thank you very much to Tex Sutton Forwarding Company and PRO for this grant, which gives me the amazing opportunity to compete at Bromont this spring.”
The grant, which PRO started last fall, this year required applicants to have a horse aimed at either Jersey Fresh CCI3* or Bromont CCI3*, both of which are part of the 2014 PRO Tour Series. Allison Springer was awarded the grant last year to travel to Galway Downs CCI3* with Copycat Chloe.
Many thanks to PRO for spearheading this wonderful grant and to Tex Sutton Forwarding Company for providing the air transportation. Congrats to Helen and Ben, and best of luck at Bromont. Go OTTBs. Go West Coast Eventing.