For 2022, the Wilton Fair Committee is inviting applications for the Wilton Fair International Rider Grant. New for 2022, a partial grant may be awarded to applicants that intend to compete overseas but who are unable to relocate overseas for an extended period. The full grant will be available to those willing and able to train overseas in accordance with grant specifications. Applicants are encouraged to submit their Declaration of Interest before November 20, 2022.
This year the USEA is following 23-year-old Savannah Fulton as she spends the season training and competing in Europe. Fulton was the recipient of the 2018 USEA Foundation Wilton Fair Grant and is using the funds to bring her CCI5*-L mount, Captain Jack, to Europe.
There is no such thing as a fairytale in the horse world. Many journeys to the top levels have their magical moments, but reality will quickly kick in. My story with my heart horse, P.S. Arianna (Ari), is pretty darn close to a fantasy though. Even if it may seem all unicorns and rainbows, I can assure you there have been many evils and villains along the way. I’m facing the toughest one now, and I’m learning to grow a thicker skin and ride the waves as they come in.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Foundation is delighted to announce the formation of the Wilton Fair Fund, one million dollars donated by David and Cheryl Lenaburg to support U.S. developing riders.
It has been 24 years since Wilton Fair was retired from competition and 16 years since the Irish Thoroughbred passed away. However, the legacy of David Lenaburg’s 17.3 hand gelding is still strong.