The Event at Rebecca Farm Announces 2019 Travel Grant Recipients

Liza Horan and Lafite. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

The USEA Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Travel Grants for The Event at Rebecca Farm, which will take place July 24-28, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana.

The Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee has designated funding totaling $22,975 to help offset the cost of travel expenses for 19 riders competing in the CCI4*-S or CCI4*-L who “display the potential qualities of an international rider.”

Congratulations to the following riders:

Julia Ennis Batters, Queenstown, Maryland

Andrea Baxter, Paso Robles, California

Hilary Burkemper, Santa Barbara, California

Nicole Carroll, Dublin, California

Kalli Core, Orange, Texas

John Michael (JM) Durr, Shelby, North Carolina

Gina Economou, Sun Valley, California

Natascha Eickert, Marysville, Washington

Erin Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Marc Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Ashley Hays, Benton, Louisiana

Liza Horan, Lompoc, California

Alexandra Knowles, Lexington, Kentucky

Amber Levine, Petaluma, California

Shannon Lilley, Aptos, California

Marissa Nielsen, Wilton, California

Julie Norman, Haughton, Louisiana

Erin Pullen, Louisville, Kentucky

Erin Risso, Plymouth, Massachusetts

For the last nine years, the Broussard Charitable Foundation has helped support up-and-coming riders achieve their dream of representing the U.S. in International competition thanks to the Rebecca Broussard Developing International Riders Grants, which are divided into three types: the Travel Grants, a $10,000 National Developing Rider Grant, affectionally called the “Little Becky,” and a $30,000 International Developing Rider Grant known as the “Big Becky.”

Prior to the start of the Event at Rebecca Farm, recipients of the Travel Grants will participate in interviews with the committee, which will be used in selecting the recipients of the International Developing Rider Grant and the National Developing Rider Grant. Both grants will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on December 12-15, 2019 in Boston.

All of the Travel Grant recipients and any FEI competitor at The Event at Rebecca Farm are invited to take part in the interview process at the event.

The grants are made available by Jerome Broussard and his family in memory of his wife Rebecca, whose greatest wish was to help riders attain their dream of competing on a U.S. Eventing Team at the Olympic, World and Pan American Games.

Many thanks to the Broussard Family for their dedication to U.S. eventers, and congratulations to the riders who have worked so hard to prepare for this competition.

[Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant Recipients Announced]