Jul 06, 2019

Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant Recipients Announced

The members of the USEA Foundation’s Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee met on Wednesday, July 3 and awarded travel grants totaling $22,975 to 19 US riders entered in The Event at Rebecca Farm.

The USEA Foundation would like to express its deep appreciation to the Broussard family for making these valuable grants available to assist riders to reach their goal of one day riding for America. Over the last nine years, the Broussard family has contributed almost $200,000 for travel grants alone. These grants help riders participate in the interview process at the event, which is a necessary step on the road to eligibility for the $50,000 Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders Grant, won last year by Frankie Thieriot Stutes and awarded at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December.

Riders receiving grants are listed alphabetically:

Julia Ennis Batters, Queenstown, Maryland

Andrea Baxter, Paso Robles, California

Hilary Burkemper, Santa Barbara, California

Nicole Carroll, Dublin, California

Kalli Core, Orange, Texas

John Michael (JM) Durr, Shelby, North Carolina

Gina Economou, Sun Valley, California

Natascha Eickert, Marysville, Washington

Erin Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Marc Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Ashley Hays, Benton, Louisiana

Liza Horan, Lompoc, California

Alexandra Knowles, Lexington, Kentucky

Amber Levine, Petaluma, California

Shannon Lilley, Aptos, California

Marissa Nielsen, Wilton, California

Julie Norman, Haughton, Louisiana

Erin Pullen, Louisville, Kentucky

Erin Risso, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Sep 22, 2020 Profile

Now On Course: Jennarose Ortmeyer Shoots for the Stars

My road to success is a bit different and quite a bit longer than most. Hi, my name is Jennarose Ortmeyer. I am 24 years old and my eventing journey started three years ago in the summer of 2017. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, I moved to North Carolina in June of 2017 seeking to further my career. I was a professional in the hunter/jumper world then and I hadn’t the faintest idea of how drastically my life was about to change.

Sep 21, 2020 Education

How Strong is Your Training Game?

How competitive have your Training results been? What’s a good dressage score? What scores could earn you a top finish? We’ve been taking a look at each USEA level and as we continue this series, EquiRatings offers some stats and graphs to help evaluate your Training game.

Sep 20, 2020 Competitions

Smith Wins CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S; Turner Takes CCI2*-S at Twin Rivers Fall International

The CCI4*-S had an exciting shake-up of the top placings to finish out the International divisions at the Twin Rivers Fall International. It was Tamie Smith and Passepartout, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Pasco x Preschel) owned by Tamie's daughter Kaylawna Smith-Cook, who came out on top with the fastest cross-country time of the group. Ruth Bley’s 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danito (Dancier x Wie Musik) took second. Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve rounded out the top three.

Sep 20, 2020 Education

Foregut or Hindgut? That's The Question!

Knowing what sort of support your horse needs can be tough, but it can also make a big difference. There’s a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. After all, the process of breaking down food and absorbing nutrients is all technically “digestion,” so isn’t it all the same? Not quite. The organs in the foregut and hindgut have different functions, and each area has unique health concerns.

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