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USEF Awards $264,500 in Land Rover Competition and Training Grants

Eighteen horse-and-rider combinations from the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team received funding to compete at seven prestigious competitions in both Europe and the United States.

December 17, 2013 -- In 2013, Land Rover, the official automotive partner of the USEF, continued its unfailing support of the U.S. eventing program, awarding $208,000 in Competition Grants and a further $56,500 toward Training Grants. Eighteen horse-and-rider combinations from the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team received funding to compete at seven prestigious competitions in both Europe and the United States.

"I feel very fortunate to have received travel grants from Land Rover for two of my horses, which offset my expenses to two successful CCI's this fall," said Clark Montgomery who received grants to compete with horses Universe and Loughan Glen at prestigious European competitions. "Land Rover's continued support has maximized my exposure and therefore my competitive edge. I am grateful and looking forward to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the 2014 season ahead."

The USEF awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to horse-and-rider combinations to compete at the Saumur CCI3*, the Aachen CICO3*, the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, the Military Boekelo CCIO3*, The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3*, the Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4*, and the Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trial CCI3*.

"The relationship between Land Rover and the USEF is very organic, as equestrians are active, outdoor enthusiasts and this lends well for us to showcase our vehicles within this athletic and adventurous commuity," said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. "Through our support of USEF we have a focus on eventing, and therefore we are pleased to be able to offer travel stipends to those riders who are at the very core of the Sport in the U.S."

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Saumur CCI3*

Will Faudree and Andromaque  (Shannon Brinkman)
Will Faudree and Andromaque
© Shannon Brinkman

The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Saumur CCI3*, May 22-26, 2013, in Saumur, France.

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars' Harbour Pilot

Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Sherrie Martin's The Apprentice

Will Faudree (Hoffman, N.C.) and Jennifer Mosing's Andromaque

Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders' RF Smoke on the Water

Read about the United States' performances at the Saumur CCI3*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage Day Two
Dressage Day One

Aachen CICO3*

Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister (Shannon Brinkman)
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister
© Shannon Brinkman

The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Aachen CICO3*, June 24-27, 2013, in Aachen, Germany.

Tiana Coudray (Ojai, Calif.) and Jatial Inc.'s Ringwood Magister

Will Faudree (Hoffman, N.C.) and Jennifer Mosing's Pawlow

Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn Farms Inc. and Phoebe and Michael Manders' RF Smoke on the Water

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Carole Montgomery, Janet Higgins, and Elizabeth Smith's Universe

Read about the United States performances at the Aachen CICO3*:
Cross Country
Dressage and Show Jumping

Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen (Shannon Brinkman)
Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen
© Shannon Brinkman

The following horse-and-rider combination was awarded a USEF Land Rover Competition Grant to compete at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*, September 12-15, 2013 in Woodstock, England.

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker's Loughan Glen

Read about Montgomery's performance at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage

Military Boekelo CCIO3*

Boyd Martin and Trading Aces  (Libby Law Photography)
Boyd Martin and Trading Aces
© Libby Law Photography

The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Military Boekelo CCIO3*, October 10-13, 2013 in Boekelo, The Netherlands.
Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Team Rebecca, LLC's Veronica

Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) and Trading Aces, LLC's Trading Aces

Read about the United States' performance at the Military Boekelo CCIO3*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage

The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3*

The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3*, October 16-20, 2013 in Elkton, Maryland.

Ellen Doughty (Heartland, Texas) on her own Sir Oberon
Katherine Groesbeck (Temecula, Calif.) on her own Oz The Tin Man

Read about Doughty and Groesbeck's performances at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage

Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4*

Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott  (Libby Law Photography)
Phillip Dutton and Mr. Medicott
© Libby Law Photography

The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4*, October 23-27, 2013 in Pau, France.

Hannah Sue Burnett (The Plains, Va.) and Jacqueline Mars' Harbour Pilot

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and the Mr. Medicott Syndicate's Mr. Medicott

Marilyn Little (Frederick, Md.) and Raylyn Farms and Team Demeter's RF Demeter

Kristi Nunnink (Auburn, Calif.) and her own R-Star

Clark Montgomery (Wiltshire, UK) and Jessica Montgomery, Carole Montgomery, Janet Higgins, and Elizabeth Smith's Universe

Michael Pollard (Dalton, Ga.) and Carl Bouckaert's Mensa G

Read about the United States' performance at the Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage Day Two
Dressage Day One

Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trial CCI3*
The following horse-and-rider combinations were awarded USEF Land Rover Competition Grants to compete at the Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trial CCI3*, October 31-November 3, 2013 in Temecula, California.

Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) and Sharon Will's Absolute Liberty

Allison Springer (Upperville, Va.) and Copycat Chloe Syndicate, LLC's Copycat Chloe

Read about Davidson and Springer's performances at the Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trial CCI3*:
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Dressage

To learn more about the 2013 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team visit; http://www.usefnetwork.com/featured/LandRoverUSEventingTeam/.

To learn more about Land Rover USA visit; http://www.landrover.com/us/en/lr/

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