The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Richard Picken Memorial Grants through October 15th. Established in memory of the late Richard Picken by his loved ones, the Richard Picken Memorial Grants from the Fund of the same name are established to fund the intensive training of riders aged 25 years and younger competing at the FEI CCI2* level or higher.
The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Broussard Charitable Foundation Trust Going Forward Grants through Sept. 15. Established in 2020 amidst the pandemic, the Broussard Charitable Foundation Trust took notice of the challenges and obstacles in the sport of eventing. Rather than focus on the negatives, the team behind the trust saw the opportunities for individual reflection, assessment, and evaluation. From this progressive thinking came the evolution of the Going Forward USEA Members Grant. This educational opportunity provided the possibility to transforming members’ lives, careers, and horsemanship, along with enriching the sport of eventing.
The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Kim Meier “Kick On” Memorial Grant through October 15th. This grant, established in honor of Meier who made it to the highest level of the sport through her own grit and determination, is intended to assist those riders who are struggling to financially compete their own horses at the upper levels and who have passed beyond the funding available for juniors and young adults. This fund was established and funded through the generosity of Kim’s friends.
Riders from around the U.S. and abroad have become familiar with The Event at Rebecca Farm as one of the top competition venues in the world. From the stunning scenery of Kalispell, Montana, to the immaculately prepared footing and courses, to the genuine hospitality, The Event at Rebecca Farm is known for giving riders their most positive experiences in the sport.
The USEA Foundation is thankful to you, our donors, for your generous support over the years. Your gifts to the Foundation showed your commitment to protecting the sport and the USEA against any future national crisis. Naturally, we all hoped that we would never see such a crisis, but in 2020 see it we did!
In July, the USEA Foundation announced a new set of educational grants spearheaded by the Broussard Family and the Broussard Charitable Foundation Trust that would be awarded to deserving candidates 18 years old and above who are passionate about moving their commitment to the sport forward.
The Broussard family, through the Broussard Charitable Foundation Trust, has announced that for 2020 only, several special educational grants will be available to USEA members. The Trust has made a very generous gift of $25,000 to the USEA Foundation to be awarded to deserving candidates 18 years old and above who are passionate about moving their commitment to the sport forward.
The USEA Foundation has received pictures of the first frangible table built using funds donated by you to the Frangible Technology Fund. The fence was built by Andy Bowles of Burleson, Texas, co-chair of the Frangible Technology Fund’s Review Committee.
While eventing is currently on lockdown, the USEA Foundation, the USEA, and a group of organizers and eventing stakeholders have continued to work hard behind the scenes to make the sport safer for when the first horse is ready to leave the start box again. Today, the USEA Foundation is privileged to announce that the Manton Foundation has established a $250,000 matching grant to bolster fundraising efforts to improve safety on our cross-country courses.
For 2020, the Wilton Fair Committee is inviting applications for the Wilton Fair International Grant. The first step in the application process is to complete a Declaration of Interest form posted here. Let the committee get to know you and your plans and dreams. If you meet the criteria listed below and you are interested in training abroad, please complete the Declaration of Interest and submit before the March 30 deadline.
The riders who received grants from the Mars Bromont Rising U25 Program lost no time in putting what they had learned to good use at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, held November 13-17, 2019 in Ocala, Florida.