Rebecca Farm to Add a CCI3* Starting Next Year

Beautiful Rebecca farm. Photo by Jessica Kerschbaumer.

Beautiful Rebecca farm. Photo by Jessica Kerschbaumer.

In a huge step forward for West Coast eventing, Rebecca Farm has announced plans to add a CCI3* to the popular July event. Rebecca will become just the fifth CCI3* in North America and only the second to service eventers who live on the western side of the United States.

Event organizer Sarah Broussard told the Flathead Beacon that she’s hoped for many years to add a CCI3*, and now the time is finally right: “It is time to move forward and provide the western competitors a CCI 3-Star. We want to continue to make this a showcase event,” Sarah said. “We want to create a CCI 3-Star in the U.S. that is truly international quality.”

Rebecca Farm will join Jersey Fresh in Allentown, N.J., in May; Bromont in Bromont, Quebec, in June; Fair Hill in Elkton, Md., in October; and Galway Downs in Temecula, Calif., in October, as the events in North America that offer a CCI3*.

Twenty-one horses and riders contested the Rebecca Farm CIC3* both this year and last year, a hopeful indicator that the CCI3* would attract a good field. With just one CCI3* on the West Coast calendar at Galway Downs at the very end of the season, West Coast eventers looking to contest a CCI3* earlier in the year have generally trekked across the country to Jersey Fresh or Bromont.

Offering the CCI3* in July at Rebecca will mean West Coast-based riders can stay much closer to home and tackle a three-star at an event that’s long held a special place in the hearts of riders who make the pilgrimage each year.

As if the Broussard family hasn’t already done enough to support U.S. eventing, adding a CCI3* starting with next year’s competition is just one more way they are continuing to better the sport. Many thanks to the Broussards for their tireless work on one of the best events in North America.

Go Eventing.

[The Flathead Beacon: Three-Star Glory]

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