Jun 21, 2024

2024 Rebecca Farm Travel Grants Announced

By USEA Staff - Press Release
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Farm

The Event at Rebecca Farm is set to begin in less than one month in Kalispell, Montana. Competitors from around the country are preparing to travel to the event, and thanks to the generosity of the Broussard Family Charitable Foundation and administration of the USEA Foundation, that trip will be made more accessible through the Rebecca Farm Travel Grants.

For 2024, applications for those grants were accepted through June 1, and recipients were notified by June 15 of their selection to receive those grant funds. Since the inception of these travel grants in 2011, over $200,000 has been awarded to help offset expenses related to competing at Rebecca Farm as riders pursue their eventing dreams of representing the U.S. at international competition.

These grants are available to any rider of any age who is successfully competing at the CCI3* or higher levels and has not already represented the U.S. at the Olympics, World Championships, or Pan American Games.

For 2024, the recipients of the grants will be:

CCI4*

Ashley Adams

James Alliston

Sophie Click

Auburn Excell Brady

Stephanie Goodman

Marc Grandia

Taren Hoffos

Morgan Houberg

Karen Oneal

Dani Sussman

Alexa Thompson

Samantha Tinney

Julie Wolfert

CCI3*

Madeline Backus

Rebecca Brown

Kristine Burgess

Kayla Dumler

Kristi Foresman

Erin Grandia

Anni Grandia-Dodson

Christina Henriksen

India McEvoy

Megan McIver

Olivia Miller

Emily Pestl-Dimmitt

Ellen Sebanc

New for 2024: While in the past all travel grant recipients were expected to sit for an interview with the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grants Committee during the course of The Event at Rebecca Farm, the success of the program and resultant expansion of the pool of applicants have rendered such a universal interview procedure impractical.

Accordingly, starting in 2024 there will no longer be an expectation that all applicants must sign up to be interviewed; instead, the Grant Committee may, at its discretion, choose to invite certain applicants to sit for interviews during the event. Such invitations to interview will be conveyed by email, text, or phone communications directed to the applicants.

About the USEA Foundation

The fundamental mission of the USEA Foundation is to protect and preserve the sport of eventing for future generations and to provide support for the core educational, safety, and equine welfare programs of the USEA. In addition, the Foundation administers educational grants for riders with the intent of preparing them to reach their goals. Learn more about the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org.

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