The USEA Foundation is excited to announce that the Broussard Charitable Foundation has approved an increase in the amount of the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Grant from $30,000 to $50,000. The grant is in memory of one the sport’s greatest benefactors, Rebecca Broussard, who passed away in 2010, and is awarded to assist and encourage the development of event riders at the highest level of the sport. These grants will be awarded to offset some of the travel and training expenses in the pursuit of achieving the qualities of an international rider. This grant is not available to any rider who has already achieved the honor of representing the United States of America on an international team.
The successful recipient will have competed in the CIC3* or CCI3* at the upcoming Event at Rebecca Farm and will have participated in the interview process with the panel responsible for awarding the grant. The Broussard Charitable Foundation also makes Travel Grants available to assist eligible riders in making the journey to The Event at Rebecca Farm. Applications for these grants must be made before June 20, 2018 and are available here. Click here for additional information about the Rebecca Broussard Travel Grants.
The USEA Foundation is truly grateful for the generosity shown by the Broussard Charitable Foundation in making these grants available. Rebecca was a much-loved member of the USEA and in addition to her philanthropy, she served as a board member of the association and as a trustee of the USEA Foundation for many years. The sport is indebted to Rebecca and the USEA Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to keep her memory alive through the administration of these grants.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).