The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the establishment of The Dutta Corp./USEF Eventing High Performance Flight Grants. These grants will be awarded to eventing athletes who are targeting the 2024 Olympic Games.
USEF will award two air transportation grants with a value up to $20,000 each to be used toward horse flight expenses for a CCI4* or CCI5*-L competition during the 2023 calendar year. The application period will run from June 20-Aug. 7, and FEI-registered eventing athletes will receive an email notification with further information. It is also available here. After consultation with the Eventing Pathway Working Group, the Eventing Technical Advisor will recommend a list of grant recipients to the USEF CEO for approval.
“The Dutta Corp. has been a generous partner of US Equestrian’s eventing programs, and we’re so pleased to have their support as we look toward the 2024 Olympics in Paris,” said USEF CEO Bill Moroney. “These travel grants will be a valuable asset to Olympic hopefuls as they compete in FEI events this year and prepare to go for the gold in 2024.”
“We are honored to partner again with US Equestrian to support the excellent U.S. horsemen and horsewomen as they travel the world to be the best they can be and give it all to be on the podium in Paris 2024 and beyond,” said Tim Dutta, founder and CEO of The Dutta Corp. “We are humbled to give their horses wings.”
About The Dutta Corp.
The Dutta Corporation is an international and domestic horse air shipping company founded by J. Tim Dutta that has been expanding rapidly since its inception in 1988. For more than three decades, J. Tim Dutta and The Dutta Corp. team has put the horse first and foremost. With state-of-the-art jet stalls and an expert team of grooms, The Dutta Corp. provides expert horse air transport tailored to serve the horse. The Dutta Corp. has delivered horses from around the world to and from top international competitions including the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, FEI World Equestrian Games, FEI World Cup Finals and is the Official Equine Air Transport of US Equestrian. We Give Horses Wings.
As Tropical Storm Ophelia brought soaking rains to the region today, the Plantation Field International continued its four days of competition with CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S show jumping and cross-country for CCI1*-S, CCII2*-S, and CCI3*-S divisions.
The USEA Area IX Championships took place during two different horse trials this summer, with the Modified Championships as part of the The Event at Archer (Cheyenne, Wymoming) in August and the Preliminary, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice Championships taking place during The Event at Skyline (Mount Pleasant, Utah) in September. In addition, Area IX offered additional championship tests at the Starter and Tadpole levels at Skyline.
The CCI4*-S division at the 2023 Plantation Field International Horse Trials kicked off today with 39 horses headed down centerline. Local rider Boyd Martin of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, topped the leaderboard riding Luke 140, owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, and is also tied for third (28.8) with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B. Martin is also placed 23rd with Contessa, owned by the Turner family.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is humbled to announce the return of long-time partner The Dutta Corporation as the “Title Sponsor of the 2023 USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships,” which include the East Coast Championships at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland, on Oct. 19-20 and the West Coast Championships at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 27-28.