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.
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