By all accounts, the Event at Rebecca Farm is something to behold. The ambiance is festive, the cross-country course is a work of art, the show jumping always counts, and the whole scene is pitched against a spectacular backdrop of Montana mountains.
Unfortunately, it’s also a pretty good haul for most riders. The Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant, awarded annually by the USEA Endowment Trust, makes the logistics a bit easier for a deserving few. Made possible through the generosity of the Broussard Family to honor the memory of Rebecca Broussard, the grant is intended to offset the cost of travel expenses of riders competing in the CIC3* division. To receive the aid the riders must compete at this year’s event, to be held July 24-28.
The following riders have been named as recipients of the 2013 Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant: Andrea Baxter, Avery Klunick, Barbara Crabo, Ellen Doughty, Emilee Libby, Frankie Thieriot, Geriann Henderson, Heather Morris, Jacob Fletcher, Jeanine Allred, Jennifer McFall, Jordan Linstedt, Katherine Groesbeck, Katie Ruppel, Kelly Pugh, Lauren Kieffer, Leslie Chelstrom, Lizzie Snow, Mackenna Shea, Pam Fisher, Rick Wallace, Susan Beebee, Teresa Harcourt and Zachery Brand.
Congratulations to all of the Grant’s recipients! [US Eventing]
Events Opening Today:
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club H.T. (Pennsylvania, A-8), Larkin Hill H.T. (New York, A-1), Full Gallop Farm August H.T. (South Carolina, A-3), Waredaca Farm H.T. (Maryland, A-2), Huntington Farm H.T. (Vermont, A-1), The Event at Santa Fe (New Mexico, A-10)
Events Closing Today:
The FEI reopened the bidding process for the 2018 World Equestrian Games after Bromont, the sole bidder, failed to secure full financial support in time. Bromont resubmitted its bid, pledging to redouble its efforts. [EN] [COTH] [Dressage-News] [Horse Talk NZ]
Inspired by Michael Jung’s hairy moment on the Aachen CHIO3* 2013 cross-country course, from which he recovered to finish third individually, Horse & Hound takes a look back at other great eventing saves. [H&H] Meanwhile on Horse Talk NZ, photographer Paul Harding posts some striking images from cross-country day at the event. [Horse Talk NZ] And British Eventing weighs in on its team’s second place finish. [BE]
Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association has a new website, with an improved calendar feature and a place to post entry forms and show bills. [MSEDA]
Take a 15-minute survey about your experience while in the Lexington area for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a chance to win event passes for 2014! The survey is open through noon Thursday. [UK]
Four-star rider/all-around superstar Hannah Sue Burnett is available to teach clinics. Contact her at [email protected] for more info.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times was on the scene at Inavale Farm Horse Trials in Philomath, OR, over the weekend. [Gazette-Times]
SmartPak Product of the Day: One of my horse’s pasturemates has a SmartPak Classic Fly Mask embroidered with his name–ADORABLE! Way cuter than my horse’s, which has his name scrawled across the front in faded permanent marker and appears to have been assaulted by a cheese grater. A new one from SmartPak is definitely on our shopping list. [SmartPak]
Video: Speaking of the Event at Rebecca Farm, check out the 2013 promotional video.
Congratulations to Megan Grigsby from Citrus Heights, CA, who was chosen as this week’s Cavalor Premium Feed & Supplement’s Share & Win contest winner in the U.S.! You will be contacted by Cavalor shortly to redeem your 6 week supply of MyCavalor.com’s suggested feeding program!
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