Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is happy to acknowledge the 2023 Jacqueline B. Mars Nationwide Competitors and Coaching Grant recipients. The nationwide grants are awarded by america Equestrian Workforce (USET) Basis via the generosity of USET Basis Honorary Trustee Jacqueline B. Mars, with the purpose of supporting preparation and attendance at a contest that’s greater than 1,500 miles from the athlete’s residence base. In 2023, grants had been awarded to James Alliston with Nemesis and Karma and Liz Halliday with Cooley Moonshine.
The grants are designed to help athlete-and-horse combos’ development to the Pre-Elite or Elite Program. The aim of the grant is to offer coaching and competitors assets for athletes who’ve by no means competed on an Olympic or FEI World Championship eventing senior workforce.
Alliston (San Ramon, Calif.) acquired a grant for Nemesis, Alliston Equestrian’s 2014 Canadian Warmblood gelding, to return east for the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Occasion offered by MARS Equestrian™ CCI5*-L (LRK3DE). Alliston rode Nemesis to the horse’s first CCI5*-L completion in April on the LRK3DE, ending in twentieth place.
Halliday (Lexington, Ky.) acquired a grant for Cooley Moonshine to move west for The Occasion at Rebecca Farm CCI4*-L again in July. Since ending second within the seven-year-old division on the 2019 FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship, Halliday and the Cooley Moonshine have earned a number of top-10 outcomes as The Monster Partnership’s 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding has moved up the degrees.
Moreover, Alliston acquired a grant for Karma, which the USET Basis graciously accepted for a global journey after Alliston’s fall plans modified with being named to the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Workforce for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Netherlands CCIO4*-NC-L. After successful the CCI4*-L at The Occasion at Rebecca Farm, Alliston and the 2014 Oldenburg mare owned by Alliston Equestrian and Ric Plummer head to the Netherlands from October 5-8 for the horse’s first time competing overseas.
Discover out extra concerning the Jacqueline B. Mars Nationwide Competitors and Coaching Grants right here.
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