Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Land Rover/USEF and USET Foundation eventing competition grants for the Millstreet International Horse Trials CCI3*, August 23-27 in Cork, Ireland; Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4*, August 31 – September 3 in Stamford, England; Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, September 13-17 in Woodstock, England; Military Boekelo-Enschede CCIO3*, October 5-8 in Boekelo, The Netherlands; and Etoiles de Pau CCI3*, October 25-29 in Pau, France.
The following athletes have received Grants for the autumn 2017 competition season.
Land Rover/USEF Competition Grants have been allocated to the following athlete/horse combinations:
Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Under Suspection, Mary Ann Ghadban’s 2004 Holsteiner mare for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Copper Beach, Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding for Etoiles de Pau CCI4*
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and I’m Sew Ready, John and Kristine Norton’s 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding and Mr. Candyman, Ann Jones, Bridget Coleman, Caroline Moran, and Thomas A Tierney’s 2007 Holsteiner gelding for the Etoiles de Pau CCI4*
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Veronica, Team Rebecca, LLC’s 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Steady Eddie, Denise Lahey, Pierrie Colin, and George and Gretchen Wintersteen’s 2003 Australian Thoroughbred gelding for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials; grant to be split with Crackerjack, Lucy Boynton Lie’s 2003 Thoroughbred gelding for Etoiles de Pau CCI4*
Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner, The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s 2003 Thoroughbred gelding for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
The following athlete/horse combinations have received Jacqueline B. Mars Developing Rider Grants, kindly given through the USET Foundation.
Caroline Martin (Ocala, Fla.) and Pebbly Maximus, her own and Sherrie Martin’s 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding and The Apprentice, Sherrie Martin’s 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding for the Boekelo CCIO3*
Doug Payne (Aiken, S.C.) and Vandiver, Debi Crowley and Jessica and Doug Payne’s 2004 Trakehner gelding for the Blenheim International CCI3*
United States Eventing Association (USEA) Foundation Funding:
Jennie Brannigan (Reddick, Fla.) and Stella Artois, Cory Walkey, Beth Lendrum, and Elsbeth Battel’s 2008 Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare received the USEA Foundation Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grant and will be competing at the Millstreet International CCI3*. Stella Artois also was the recipient of the USET Foundation Connaught Award. Both the Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grant and the Connaught Award were awarded to Brannigan in December for the 2017 Competition year.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members. The USEA Foundation is generously supported by generous donors like the Broussard Family. For more information visit www.useafoundation.org.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.