The latest list of USEF competition grants is chock full of talent, and we’re gearing up for what’s sure to be a thrilling fall season overseas. The USEF has just announced the competition grants for the following events: Aachen CICO3*, Burghley CCI4*, Blenheim CCI3* and Boekelo CCIO3*.
All riders listed submitted applications for the grant process.
The Karen E. Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing Competition Grants for Aachen, where the U.S. riders will compete as individuals, are as follows:
Phillip Dutton and Thomas Tierney and Simon Roosevelt’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding
Lauren Kieffer and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare
We do not know yet whether or not the U.S. will be sending a team to Aachen to compete in the Nations Cup, but should an invitation be extended, the following riders will receive grants to travel, depending on the number of slots available:
Lynn Symansky and The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s Donner, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Marilyn Little and Team Demeter, LLC’s RF Demeter, a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare
Colleen Rutledge and her own Covert Rights, a nine-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding
The competition grant recipients for Burghley are:
Land Rover USEF Competition Grant: Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s Donner, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant: Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, Md.) and her own Covert Rights, a nine-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding
A large contingent of riders has been awarded grants to travel to the CCI3* at Blenheim:
Lauren Kieffer and Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare. This competition is included in the aforementioned Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.
Will Coleman and The Four Star Eventing Group’s OBOS O’Reilly, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding. Coleman has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.
Matt Brown and the Blossom Creek Foundation’s Super Socks BCF, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding. Brown has been awarded a Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.
Elisa Wallace and David and Jill Hopcroft’s Simply Priceless, a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding. Wallace has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.
Emily Beshear and Deep Purple Eventing’s Shame On The Moon, a 2006 Trakehner/Thoroughbred mare. Beshear has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.
Last, but certainly not least, Land Rover USEF Competition Grants for the Boekelo CCI3* have been awarded to:
Buck Davidson and Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s Copper Beach, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Matt Brown and the Blossom Creek Foundation’s BCF Belicoso, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding
Marilyn Little and Raylyn Farms, Inc.’s RF Quarterman, a 2008 Oldenburg gelding