MARS Bromont Rising U25 Grant Program Returns for 2022 Competitions

Quebec’s Melissa Boutin (CAN) and Threes are Wild at the Bromont CCI-S in 2021. Photo by Cealy Teatly.

The MARS Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program is pleased to announce that following two years of pandemic related cancellations of the program, grants will be available once again for riders aged 25 and under.

Bromont organizer Sue Ockendon has had a long-time dream of offering financial support “to recognize and support the youth in the sport; the future of Eventing in North America.”

Bromont Horse Trials located in Quebec, Canada, with its European charm has been a popular destination for North American competitors and provides a unique opportunity for athletes heading to their first international competition.

2019 was the first year the Mars Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program was offered and was the brainchild of 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 the MARS Bromont CCI happening June 8-12, 2022. In addition, classroom presentations will be made by course designers, High Performance riders and a dressage test analysis by a 5* FEI judge. Optional coaching during the three-day event is also available.

The MARS Bromont Rising Program is delighted to announce that the same financial assistance will be given to 10 athletes traveling to Galway Downs International to be held November 2-6 in 2022. This is the first time the grant has been offered to a West coast competition and organizer, 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 it’s 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 and hotel information can be found on the respective websites;

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 [email protected].