Rebecca Farm FEI dressage scores are tightly packed
The FEI competition at Rebecca Farm continued today with the CCI3*-Long, CCI4*- Short, and CCI4*- Long dressage. With scores ranging from the mid-20s to the low 30s, the standings in all divisions are tightly packed.
First-day leader sets the stage for FEI competition at Rebecca Farm
The FEI competition kicked off on a strong start today with the CCI2*-Long dressage. The top three riders are veteran competitors at Rebecca Farm, although their horses are all fairly new to the level.
Tommy Greengard and his self-owned horse, Joshuay MBF, a seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood, scored a 25.4 to lead the division. Tommy said that his horse was super today and that, although Josh isn’t really a “natural dressage horse, he really lights up in the ring in all the best ways. He is naturally very relaxed, and he allows me to show him off in the ring. And he doesn’t get too bothered by the atmosphere.” Tommy also said they’ve been working hard to improve the suppleness that’s introduced in the lateral work at the 2* level, and Josh was really with him all the way today.
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.
Volunteer recruitment is underway for The 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm. In its 17th year, The Event will be held July 18 through July 22. In 2016, The Event at Rebecca Farm generated an incredible $5.5 million in economic impact for the Flathead valley and attracted people from around the world.
Halt Cancer at X, a local initiative that provides funding for national breast cancer research and local support services, announced today the four recipients of their 2017-2018 Community Grants. The approximately $51,000 in funds were donated through the efforts of Montana Equestrian Events during The 2017 Event at Rebecca Farm.
When Trina Freese developed breast cancer at just 32, she was terrified but she found a way to turn her trial into a triumph. Trina's story exemplifies why we at Halt Cancer at X are passionate about supporting both national cancer research and local resources such as Save a Sister Montana, Flathead Cancer Aid Services, Cancer Support Community Kalispell, and others. Join us and take part in something great!
For many young competitors, the chance to contend for top honors on a course such as Rebecca Farm is a dream. Fortunately, for a select few of North America’s elite competitors, these dreams will become a reality in a few short weeks.
It is estimated that one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. One Montana-based organization, Halt Cancer at X, is determined to change that statistic.
The Event at Rebecca Farm, one of the largest horse trials in North America, continues to make its mark on the local economy, according to a study recently completed by the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research.
Rebecca Farm, home to The Event at Rebecca Farm, will welcome a new competition in 2017: The FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), known by some as “The Junior Olympics” of eventing. This FEI championship is the only one of its kind hosted in North America and will coincide with 2017’s Event at Rebecca Farm, July 20 to 23, 2017.