We know and love the Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont. as one of the premiere West Coast competitions that eventers from around the country look forward to every summer. With both national and international divisions as well as long-format and young horse classes, Rebecca Farm has something for everyone. Last year, the event attracted 10,000 attendees and nearly 600 horses were trucked into the Flathead Valley to enjoy the world-class competition and absolutely stunning scenery.
With so much activity over the week, it’s no surprise Rebecca Farm’s event is a significant benefit to the community, but the numbers are truly staggering. A recent study by the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research estimates the economic impact of the 2015 event at $4.4 million.
“The Event at Rebecca Farm is a special way we invest in what matters most to us – our local and equestrian communities,” organizer Sarah Broussard said in an interview with the Flathead Beacon. “It’s wonderful to see this event bettering the lives of our friends and neighbors.”
Check out this news clip from KPAX.com and mark your calendars for the 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm, July 21-24.