USEF Announces Additional Eventing Competition Grant Recipients for Fall Competitions

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September 3, 2015 -- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of USEF Land Rover Competition Grants for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3* and the Galway Downs CCI3*. In addition, two previous grants have been reallocated for other competitions.

The following combination has received a grant for The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3* taking place October 15-18 in Elkton, Md.:

Tamra Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell's Mai Baum, a 2006 German Sport Horse gelding

The following combinations have received grants for the Galway Downs CCI3* taking place October 28-November 1 in Temecula, Calif.:

Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) and Ann Jones, Bridget Colman, and Caroline Moran's Mr. Candyman, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding

Lauren Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and Marie Le Menestrel's Meadowbrook's Scarlett, a 2007 Thoroughbred Cross mare

The following combination has had a previous grant reallocated for the Boekelo CCIO3* taking place October 8-11 in Boekelo, The Netherlands:

Matt Brown and the Blossom Creek Foundation's Super Socks BCF, a 2006 Irish Sport Horse gelding*

*Brown's request to use the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition Grant, through the USET Foundation, awarded to him for the Blenheim CCI3* to attend the Boekelo CCIO3* was approved.

The following combination has had a previous grant reallocated for Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4* taking place October 21-25 in Pau, France:

Jennie Brannigan (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Nina Gardner's Cambalda, a 2002 Thoroughbred Cross gelding*

*Brannigan's request to use the USEF Land Rover Competition Grant awarded to her for The Event at Rebecca Farm CCI3* to attend Les Étoiles de Pau CCI4* was approved. Her grant is supplementing The Dutta Corp. flight that she received as the winner of the 2014 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI3*.

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.