US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Land Rover/USEF eventing competition grants for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* and Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL.
The following combinations have received funding for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* taking place May 2-6, in Gloucestershire, England:
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Thomas A. Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran’s Fernhill Cubalawn, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Lauren Kieffer (The Plains, Va.) with Team Rebecca, LLC’s Veronica, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare
As the national champion of the 2017 The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*, Will Coleman (Charlottesville, Va.) will utilize his prize of one free, round-trip flight to Europe from The Dutta Corp. to take Four Star Eventing Group’s OBOS O’Reilly, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, to compete at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
The following combinations have received funding for the Luhmühlen CCI4* presented by DHL taking place June 14-17, in Salzhausen, Germany:
Phillip Dutton with Revelation Group’s Fernhill Revelation, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) with Shamwari 4 Syndicate LLC’s Shamwari 4, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding will receive partial funding.
Funding is only considered upon receipt of an application. Land Rover funding can be revoked at any time should a combination suffer a loss of current form and/or performance, or if veterinary concerns are found regarding a horse. Prior to departure, all horses will be evaluated for soundness by a USEF-approved veterinarian.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF sponsors and members.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.