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.
Like most professionals, I tend to do gridwork for most of the winter, before transitioning to coursework through the competition season. I find this exercise to be a good middle ground exercise as you have a little bit of a gymnastic combined with two easy bending exercises to set you up well for doing courses.
In 1993, Stephen Bradley had something to prove. It was the year after the Barcelona Olympic Games where Bradley had two unexpected refusals at the water complex. “It was very disappointing and a huge learning curve for me,” said Bradley. Little did he know, his path to redemption would result in winning the Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) – a victory so great that only two Americans have achieved: Bruce Davidson Sr. in 1974 and Bradley in 1993.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved additional modifications to the USEF Rules For Eventing in accordance with a resolution approved by the Board of Directors to address issues related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The full listing of rule modifications related to COVID-19 impacts can be viewed by clicking here.
It is with great disappointment and sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials due to the coronavirus outbreak.