Volunteer recruitment is underway for The 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm. In its 17th year, The Event will be held July 18 through July 22. In 2016, The Event at Rebecca Farm generated an incredible $5.5 million in economic impact for the Flathead valley and attracted people from around the world.
Sarah Broussard, The Event at Rebecca Farm’s organizer, says she loves that The Event brings everyone together, no matter their age, interest, or knowledge of horses.
According to Broussard, “Our amazing volunteers are what make putting on one of the largest equestrian triathlons in the United States possible. I could not be more thankful for them. The Event has a strong sense of community and that is what creates such a spectacular atmosphere.”
The Event offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from score running and jump judging to food service and hospitality. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. Broussard encourages all adults and teens 16 and older to volunteer. Teens 13-15 are welcome, but must have a parent or adult guardian on site. Children ages 10-12 may volunteer alongside a parent or legal guardian.
Established by the late Rebecca “Becky” Broussard, The Event at Rebecca Farm is a world-class, community-oriented event featuring courses that range from Novice to Olympic qualifier. Competitors compete in three main disciplines of eventing – dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.
To find out more about volunteering, visit https://www.rebeccafarm.org/
ABOUT THE EVENT AT REBECCA FARM
The Event at Rebecca Farm presented by Montana Equestrian Events is held every July in Kalispell, Montana. One of the largest equestrian triathlons in the United States, The Event is also considered to have some of the world’s finest scenery. Each year it draws thousands of spectators and hundreds of riders of all levels, from amateur to Olympian.
Rebecca Farm features twelve courses ranging from novice to Olympic qualifier. World-renowned course designer, Mark Phillips, originally developed the courses. However, in 2012, Scottish equestrian Ian Stark redesigned the Rebecca Farm courses.
For more information, visit www.rebeccafarm.org.
US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Luke Syndicate's Luke 140, the selected mount for Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.), will be replaced by Martin’s first direct reserve, Tsetserleg, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, Thomas Turner, and Tommie Turner. Luke 140 sustained a minor injury during his training preparation and has been withdrawn from consideration for the team but is expected to make a full recovery.
If we go along with the edict that preparation is everything, then getting the warm-up right for each phase at a competition is crucial and should be treated as though it is as important as what happens inside the arena or on the course. CCI5* rider Jennie Brannigan gives us her top tips for a good warm-up for the jumping phases.
World-class equestrian competition is back with full spectator attendance and opportunities for giving back
After a one-year hiatus for spectators due to Covid-19, The Event at Rebecca Farm will be running at full strength for competitors and spectators, July 21-25. The Event draws more than 600 riders and 8,000 spectators each year to the picturesque Flathead Valley in northwest Montana.
Max Corcoran, President of the USEA & 5* event groom, joins host Nicole Brown. Talking all things from preparations & time management tips to specific top-level grooming insights. Max shares her wealth of experience with us, highlighting that knowing your horse is the most important factor when considering all elements of equine management.