USEF Announces Fall Eventing Competition Grant Recipients

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica
Lauren Kieffer and Veronica

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of eventing competition grants for Aachen CICO3*, Burghley CCI4*, Blenheim CCI3*, and Boekelo CCIO3*. Grants are awarded based on the USEF grant application process.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded, through the USET Foundation, Karen E. Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing Competition Grants for the Aachen CICO3* to compete as individuals. Aachen CICO3* will take place August 12-14 in Aachen, Germany:

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, PA) and Thomas Tierney and Simon Roosevelt's Fernhill Cubalawn, a 2003 Holsteiner gelding

Lauren Kieffer (Ocala, FL) and Team Rebecca, LLC's Veronica, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood mare. This grant includes below mentioned CCI3* Blenheim.

Should the U.S. receive a team invitation, the following athlete-and-horse combinations would join Dutton and Kieffer. Listed in ranked order (depending on the number of invitations):

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, VA) and The Donner Syndicate, LLC's Donner, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding

Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) and Team Demeter, LLC's RF Demeter, a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare

Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, MD) and her own Covert Rights, a nine-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding

Marilyn Little and RF Demeter. (Photo by Leslie Wylie)
Marilyn Little and RF Demeter. (Photo by Leslie Wylie)

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded the following competition grants for the Burghley CCI4*, taking place September 3-6 in Burghley, Great Britain:

Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, VA) and The Donner Syndicate, LLC's Donner, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. Symansky has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.

Colleen Rutledge (Frederick, MD) and her own Covert Rights, a nine-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding. Rutledge has been awarded a Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded the following competition grants for the Blenheim CCI3*, taking place September 17-20 in Woodstock, Great Britain:

Lauren Kieffer (Ocala, FL) and Team Rebecca, LLC's Veronica, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare. This competition is included in the aforementioned Karen E. Stives Endowment Fund for High Performance Eventing Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.

Will Coleman and The Four Star Eventing Group's OBOS O'Reilly, a 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding. Coleman has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant. Matt Brown and the Blossom Creek Foundation's Super Socks BCF, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding. Brown has been awarded a Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation.

Elisa Wallace and David and Jill Hopcroft's Simply Priceless, a 2001 Thoroughbred gelding. Wallace has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.

Emily Beshear and Deep Purple Eventing's Shame On The Moon, a 2006 Trakehner/Thoroughbred mare. Beshear has been awarded a Land Rover USEF Competition Grant.* *Pending number of invitations received from the Organizing Committee.

Buck Davidson. (Photo courtesy of Mike McNally)
Buck Davidson. (Photo courtesy of Mike McNally)

The following athlete-and-horse combinations have been awarded Land Rover USEF Competition Grants for the Boekelo CCI3*, taking place October 8-11 in Boekelo, The Netherlands:

Buck Davidson (Ocala, FL) and Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal's Copper Beach, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Matt Brown (Petaluma, CA) and the Blossom Creek Foundation's BCF Belicoso, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding

Marilyn Little (Frederick, MD) and Raylyn Farms, Inc.'s RF Quarterman, a 2008 Oldenburg gelding

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members. Without the support of these organizations and individuals, it would not be possible to provide such support to the athletes named to these grants. The USEF is especially grateful to individuals who give generously of their time and money to support the equestrian teams.




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