Recipients Announced for MARS Bromont Rising U25 Grant Program 2024 | Eventing Nation

2023 MARS Bromont Rising Grant Recipient Maya Clarkson with Maks Mojo C
on the cross-country course at Bromont June, 2023. © Michelle Dunn Picture

The MARS Bromont Rising U25 scholarship program, administered by the USEA Basis, is happy to announce the recipients of this 12 months’s grant funding for riders aiming to compete within the MARS Bromont CCI (Quebec, Canada) happening June 5-9, 2024. Every will obtain $2,500 towards their journey and competitors prices, and take part in an in depth instructional element through the occasion.

The brainchild of Bromont organizer Sue Ockendon and the late Steve Blauner; the scholarship program was first provided in 2019 for riders competing at Bromont and on the time Ocala, and was expanded to incorporate Galway Downs in 2022 and 2023.

Highlighting this 12 months’s program is the return of three-time German Olympic workforce member Bettina Hoy, as a visitor coach for 2024. Hoy will likely be teaching athletes on dressage days in addition to offering course walks for cross-country and present leaping.

Program director, Olympian and FEI 5* Eventing choose, Peter Grey additionally acts as a clinician at every occasion, together with his “centreline periods” on how one can take advantage of your warm-up and precisely what the judges are in search of motion by motion.

On launch of the names Grey commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the standard of this 12 months’s candidates and are very excited for an incredible week of coaching and lecture shows on the lovely facility at Bromont. For most of the profitable recipients this will likely be their first FEI competitors and first time competing outdoors of the US; it ought to be a memorable week! Thanks to Dr. Mark Hart, Carol Kozlowski and Diane Pitts for becoming a member of me on the assessment committee to pick out this 12 months’s recipients.”

U25 rider Olivia Dutton of West Grove, PA, and Sea of Clouds are among the many MARS Bromont Rising grant recipients
for the MARS Bromont CCI, June 5-9 2024. © Michelle Dunn Picture

The recipients for 2024 are:

  • Ivie Cullen-Dean, Newnan, GA, with Fernhill Cardevega
  • Olivia Dutton, West Grove, PA, with Sea of Clouds
  • Julia Fanello, Ocala, FL, with FE Shortly
  • Erin Farrell, Tallahassee, FL, with Ataviuos
  • Colin Gaffney, Lexington, KY, with Baymax
  • Jenna Levesque, Cochranville, PA, with Born Prepared
  • Megan Loughnane, Unionville, PA, with Lynton
  • Rylie Nelson, Unionville, PA, with Galloway Dawn
  • Nicole Reynolds, Coldwater, ON, with Don’t Ask
  • Annabelle Sprague, South Royalton, VT, with DaVinci Code
  • Claire Strehlow, Lexington, KY, with Seabanks Theygo

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