The members of the USEA Foundation’s Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee have announced the riders who have been awarded travel grants for The Event at Rebecca Farm. Over $28,000 in grants were awarded to 26 U.S. riders.
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 over $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 Maya Black, as well as the Rebecca Broussard National Developing Rider Grant, won last year by Marc Grandi. Both of which are awarded at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December.
Riders receiving grants are listed alphabetically:
David Adamo - Corte Madera, California
Helen Alliston - San Ramon, California
James Alliston - San Ramon, California
Josh Barnacle - Santa Rosa, California
Fylicia Barr - West Grove, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Brown - Seagoville, Texas
Sophie Click - Coupeville, Washington
Courtney Cooper - Nottingham, Pennsylvania
Brittany Crandall - Charlottesville, Virginia
Gina Economou - Sun Valley, California
Lila Gendal - Ocala, Florida
Kimberly Keeton - Watkinsville, Georgia
Ashlynn Meuchel - Anthony, Florida
Meg Pellegrini - Wayne, Pennsylvania
Emily Pestl-Dimmitt - Renton, Washington
Alyssa Phillips - Ocala, Florida
Kim Goto Miner - Camarillo, California
Marc Grandia - Duvall, Washington
Emilee Libby - Temecula , California
Jordan Linstedt - Snohomish, Washington
Chris Talley - Jeffersonton, Virginia
Kaylawna Smith-Cook - Temecula, California
Chloe Smyth - Temecula, California
Megan Sykes - Granbury, Texas
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