Olympian and 5* rider Jane Sleeper, one of the eventing community’s beloved own, needs some assistance, and we’ve pulled together some resources on how to do so.
Jane needs little introduction to the EN community: she’s perhaps best recently known for her beaming smile as she pinged around Kentucky after Kentucky with her self-produced and scrappy mare, UN. She was also a part of the squad sent to the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1991 Pan American Games. She’s also a well-respected coach and has produced several horses she bred herself, including a few from UN.
Near the end of May, Jane was involved in a riding accident that has left her with numerous medical costs and an inability to work, according to a GoFundMe published by Elisabeth Harpham and Kathy Dress. The fundraising page has set a target of $25,000, with just under $8,000 raised ahead of this article’s publication. Click here to view the GoFundMe.
There is also an online auction that has been organized and is now accepting bids through July 24. A wide variety of items are available, including lessons with 5* riders, entries, bodywork certificates, and tailgating passes at the Maryland 5 Star. New items are still being added, and if you’d like to donate something to the auction you may do so by contacting Niamh O’Connell. Click here to view the auction.
Additionally, Kennett Brewing Company will host an event on July 23 from 4-7 pm, and you may see some celebrity guests bartending for the cause.
We’ll do our best to keep you updated on Jane’s recovery and are pulling hard for positive news.