The Event at Rebecca Farm is just a few short weeks away and once again the USEA Foundation’s Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider’s Committee has been hard at work assessing applications from riders from all over the United States who are eligible to receive the 2017 Rebecca Broussard Developing Riders Travel Grants. These grants will assist riders with travel to Kalispell, Montana to compete in the three-star divisions to be held July 19-23. Prior to the start of the event recipients of the travel grants will participate in interviews that will further assist the committee when making the final decision in November on which riders will receive the International Developing Rider Grant ($30,000) and the National Developing Rider Grant (minimum of $10,0000). The two year-end grants will be presented at the USEA Meeting and Convention in December this year.
All those listed (and any level FEI competitor at The Event at Rebecca Farm) are invited to take part in the interview process at the event and are asked to let the Rebecca Farm Secretary know if they would like to be placed on the schedule.
The grants are made available by Jerome Broussard and his family in memory of his wife Rebecca whose greatest wish was to help riders attain their dream of competing on a U.S. Eventing Team at the Olympic, World and Pan American Games.
Congratulations to all the riders who have worked so hard to prepare for the competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm. Travel safely
2017 Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Travel Grant Recipients
Madeline Backus, Colorado
Andrea Baxter, California
Kirsten Buffamoyer, South Carolina
Anna Collier, Washington
Hallie Coon, Massachusetts
Ashlynn Dorsey, California
Ellen Doughty-Hume, Texas
Molly Kinnamon, Pennsylvania
Emilee Libby, California
Jennifer McFall, California
Hillary Moses, Pennsylvania
Emily Pestl-Dimmett, Washington
Alyssa Phillips, Texas
Bunnie Sexton, California
Maya Simmons, North Carolina
Erin Sylvester, Pennsylvania
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.