USEF Announces European Competition Grants

Lynn Symansky and Donner received a Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grant to compete at Pau this fall. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The USEF announced the recipients of the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants and the USEF Land Rover Competition Grants last night. As we expected, a large contingent of U.S. riders will be crossing the pond this fall to compete at Blenheim, Boekelo and Pau. In total, three pairs will compete at Blenheim, five pairs will compete at Boekelo and eight pairs will compete at Pau. Samantha will be on the ground at Blenheim, and I’ll be your boots on the ground at Boekelo and Pau, so you can expect full coverage of our U.S. contingent at these all-important fall outings. Get excited!

From the USEF:

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET) are pleased to announce eventing competition grants for European competition in the fall of 2013. All grants were awarded based on an application process.

Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants

The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants have been awarded to Meghan O’Donoghue and Lynn Symansky; eventing riders who have been identified and recommended by the USEF Eventing Selectors, with impressive records and potential to represent the United States in future international competition. O’Donoghue (Carbondale, IL) will compete her own 2002 Thoroughbred gelding Pirate at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*. Symansky (Middleburg, VA) will compete her own 2003 Thoroughbred gelding Donner at the Les Estoiles De Pau CCI4*.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

USEF Land Rover Competition Grants

The USEF has awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to the following horse-and-rider combinations. Grant recipients will compete at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, Military Boekelo CCI4*and the Les Estoiles De Pau CCI4*.

Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3* 

The following horse-and-rider combinations have been awarded Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, September 12-15, 2013 in Woodstock, England.

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker’s Loughan Glen
Loughan Glen is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Sharon White (Summit Point, WV) and her own Wundermaske
Wundermaske is a 2003 Hanoverian/Thoroughbred gelding

Learn more about the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3* here.

Military Boekelo CCIO3*

The following horse-and-rider combinations have been awarded Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Military Boekelo CCIO3*, October 10-13, 2013 in Boekelo, The Netherlands.

Will Coleman (Charlottesville, VA) and Four Star Eventing Group’s OBOS O’Reilly
OBOS O’Reilly is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Debbie Adams’ DA Adirmo
DA Adirmo is a 2005 KWPN gelding

Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, VA) and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica
Veronica is 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, PA) and Trading Aces, LLC’s Trading Aces
Trading Aces is a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Caitlin Silliman (Chestertown, MD) and her own Catch A Star
Catch A Star is a 2000 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare

Learn more about the Military Boekelo CCIO3* here.

Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*

The following horse-and-rider combinations have been awarded Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Les Etoiles De Pau CCI4*, October 23-27, 2013 in Pau, France.

Will Faudree (Hoffman, NC) and Jennifer Mosing’s Andromaque
Andromaque is a 2001 Irish Thoroughbred mare

Kristi Nunnink (Auburn, CA) and her own R-Star
R-Star is a 2001 Holsteiner mare

Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) and Raylyn Farms and Team Demeter’s RF Demeter
RF Demeter is a 2002 Oldenburg mare

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and the Mr. Medicott Syndicate’s Mr. Medicott
Mr. Medicott is a 1999 Irish Sport Horse

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Carole Montgomery, Janet Higgins, and Elizabeth Smith’s Universe
Universe is a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, VA) and Jacqueline Mars’ Harbour Pilot
Harbour Pilot is a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Michael Pollard (Dalton, GA) and Carl Bouckaert’s Mensa G
Mensa G is a 1998 Thoroughbred gelding

Learn more about the Les Estoiles De Pau CCI4* here.

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