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WELCOME

The legacy and future of The Event of Rebecca Farm

F O R E WA R D

From FEI president, Ingmar de Vos

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

S P O N S O R S A N D PAT R O N S

The Event at Rebecca Farm would not be possible without these valuable contributors – Thank you!

ORGANIZING TEAM

These hard-working individuals manage the event

OFFICIALS

Judges, stewards and technical deligates ensure a fair and fun event

2 0 2 0 R E S U LT S

A look back at last year’s winners

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP!

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Becky and Jerome Broussard

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Making a big difference

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WELCOME TO THE EVENT FRO M S A RA H B RO US S A RD We are so happy to be able to offer a full-scale Event this year, welcoming back FEI divisions, hosting our sponsors and patrons, offering the Shopping Fair and Festival and adjacent Kid Zone, and opening our gates once again to spectators. Last year’s smaller competition was special in its own way, and reminded us of the early years, but we missed the company of so many dear friends as well as our extended community of support. This is a very special year for us as we mark our 20th anniversary and celebrate the vision that not only brought us to this point, but continues to inspire us today. Two decades ago, my mother’s grand idea to build a world-class event here in NW Montana seemed nearly impossible to achieve, but she was undaunted in her belief that she could make it happen. Becky knew it was far too big a project to accomplish on her own though, and immediately set out to build an equally passionate and dedicated team to help fulfill her vision. One by one, other believers came on board, bringing their particular expertise to the table. All were inspired by Becky’s infectious enthusiasm and will, and excited by the possibility of what could be created. My mother valued their friendship, support and good counsel. Many remained involved after her passing, continuing to support us as we stepped into her shoes. Together, we’ve traveled an amazing journey these last two decades. We’ve grown from 262 athletes in the inaugural Event, to nearly 600 in recent years. When we began, our highest level of competition was Intermediate. Today we’re proud to host National and International divisions, and to have added FEI-4*, previouslt 3*, competitions in 2004. In addition to The Event, we have hosted Gold Cup, World Cup qualifiers and the North American Youth Championships. In 2022, we will bring the American Eventing Championships to Rebecca Farm. All of this began with my mother’s vision, but it continues today with the hard work and support of hundreds of volunteers, vendors, sponsors and countless others, and the enthusiasm of hundreds of athletes and their teams, for whom this is an annual highlight in their eventing season. Many of those now participating never knew my mom personally, but are inspired by her just the same, through the magic of what she created. We are so grateful to all of you for your special contributions to this whole. We never lose sight of the fact that we couldn’t do it without you, and we hope you feel our gratitude. Be sure to take some time this year to recognize what we’ve accomplished together. In addition to viewing the extraordinary competition, be sure to visit our Shopping Fair and Festival to purchase some momentos of this special occasion, and enjoy delicious locally made food and beverages from our vendors. Please join us at Saturday evening’s party for barbecue, music and dancing, and the chance to bid on the special items in our Halt Cancer at X fundraiser auctions. We wish all of the athletes, horses and teams a safe and successful competition. To all of our other visitors, we offer a warm welcome and extend the gracious hospitality that Becky was known for and instilled in us. My family and I hope you all have a wonderful and unforgettable experience here at our magical Rebecca Farm!

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FOREWARD BY T HE FEI PRES I D ENT

n behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the CCI2*, CCI3* and CCI4* event here at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell (USA). Sadly, last year this event had to be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but consequently, it is with even greater anticipation that we look forward to discovering who the laureates of 2021 will be. Foreword By the FEI President

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our day toOn day livesof and put the world, with ourit is sport, largelytoon behalf the Fédération Equestrealong Internationale, my pleasure welcome yo to the CCI2*, CCI3* and CCI4* event here at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispe hold. However, slowly but surely, we are finding solutions and adapting to this new situation in order to resume (USA). Sadly, last year this event had to be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-1 pandemic, but consequently, it is with even greater anticipation thatthe we one look forward t competitions as best as possible. It is thanks to the collective efforts of organising committees such as discovering who the laureates of 2021 will be. here at Rebecca Farm, as well as all the experts that have contributed to the FEI Calendar Task Forces and pandemic changed our day to day lives and put the world, our Return to Play resources, and tools such asThe theCovid-19 FEI Policy for has Enhanced Competition Safety during the along wit our sport, largely on hold. However, slowly but surely, we are finding solutions an Covid-19 pandemic, that our athletes are able to adapting compete and in the national pride. as best as possible. It to safely this new situation in name order toof resume competitions

thanks to the collective efforts of organising committees such as the one here a Rebecca Farms, as well as all the experts that have contributed to the FEI Calenda Taskwill Forces and our Return to Play resources, and tools such the FEI Policy fo As the excitement of the next few days unfolds, we witness some of the world's finest horses andas athletes Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, that our athletes are abl put their skills to show, and once again be reminded of what makes Eventing one of the most remarkable of to compete safely and in the name of national pride.

sports. The combination of Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping is hugely demanding and requires not only As the excitement of the next few days unfolds, we will witness some of the world peak physical fitness from both horse and rider, finest but also a great mutual and horses and athletes putunderstanding their skills to show, andtrust. once again be reminded of wha

makes Eventing one of the most remarkable of sports. The combination of Dressage Cross Country and Jumping is hugely demanding and requires not only peak physica landscape allhorse levels athlete will see here is, fitness from at both and and rider,every but also a great you mutual understanding and trust.

Team work is also inherent to the equestrian effectively representing countless individuals and organisations that have not only supported them and their Team work is also inherent to the equestrian landscape at all levels and every athlet you will see here is, effectively representing countless individuals and organisations tha horse, but also paved the way to compete on the global stage.

have not only supported them and their horse, but also paved the way to compete o the global stage.

I want to thank the Organisers and all those who have dedicated their time, commitment and support to the I want to thank the Organisers and all those who have dedicated their time, commitmen successful running of the event allowing people and around thetoworld to engage first-hand with FEI people Eventing. Tothe world t support the successful running of the event allowing around engage first-hand with FEI Eventing. To the athletes and their entourage, I wish you the athletes and their entourage, I wish you a fantastic event and the best of luck! fantastic event and the best of luck!

Ingmar De Vos

Ingmar De Vos FEI President

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TUESDAY 3pm Cross-Country Course Open — Horse Trials divisions 5:30pm Competitor Briefing — FEI & HT 9am - 6pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours

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WEDNESDAY: DRESSAGE 8am - 6pm Dressage: Arenas 2–5, Novice 10am Horse Inspection - Novice and Training Three-Day - CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L 3pm Cross-Country Course Open — FEI 7am - 6pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours

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THURSDAY: DRESSAGE & CROSS-COUNTRY 8am - 5:30pm Dressage: Arenas 1–5, CCI2*-L, - Novice and Training Three-Day, Training 8:30am - 5pm Cross-Country: Novice 7am - 6pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours 10am - 6pm Shopping Fair Hours

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FRIDAY: DRESSAGE, CROSS-COUNTRY & SHOW JUMPING 8am - 5:15pm Dressage: Arena 1-5, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, - CCI4*-L, Preliminary, Intermediate 8:30am - 5:30pm Cross Country: Training, Novice and Training Three Day 8am - 6pm Show Jumping: Novice 7am - 6pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours 10am - 6pm Shopping Fair & Kid Zone Hours

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SATURDAY: CROSS-COUNTRY & SHOW JUMPING 8:30am - 5:30pm Cross-Country: Intermediate, - CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI2*-L, Preliminary 10am - 5pm Show Jumping: Novice & Training Three-Day, Training 7am - 6pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours 10am - 6pm Shopping Fair & Kid Zone Hours 7:30pm - 11pm Event Dinner and Live Music in the Pavilion Tickets available at the Hospitality Tent in Shopping Fair: Adults $25 • Kids Under Ten $15

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SUNDAY: SHOW JUMPING 8am Horse Inspection - CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L 10am - 3:30pm Show Jumping - CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L - Intermediate, Preliminary 7am - 5pm Rebecca Farm Office Hours 10am - 3pm Shopping Fair & Kid Zone Hours AWARDS CEREMONY TO FOLLOW THE CONCLUSION OF EACH DIVISION. Please note this is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

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PATRONS

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Scott and Therese Blinks

Brian and Norma Murray

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Claudine and Dr. TC Origitano

Trainor and Karen Evans Nina and Tim Gardner Claus Giloi

Wink Jordan Real Estate Jane Karas Louise LaRue Tara Munroe and Steve Krumm

PATRONS

Steven and Catherine Potter

The Rudkin Family

Ruth and David Ackroyd

Elizabeth (Betsy) Horsman LLC

Cary and Peter Saunders

Tova Arnold

Randy and Carol Kozlowski

Clinton and Toni Smythe

Ellen Ahearn & Eric Markell

Kramer Family Fund/Whitefish Community Foundation

Judy Swain, Kate Swain, Evan Caplis

Mark and Lyn Kuhr

Frank and Paula Sweeney

Discover Kalispell

In loving memory of “Spotless”, on behalf of The Lendrum Family

Bryant and Linda Tiffany

First Montana Bank

The Messmer Family

Lue and Kirsten Freed

Diane Pitts

Andrew P. Hillas

Laura Reilly and Emma Hartley

Horse Helpers, Inc.

PJ Rismon

John S. Chaney John and Rita Culbertson

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WATCH! SHOP! EAT! PLAY! Open Thursday, July 22 through Saturday, July 24 from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, July 25 from 10am - 3pm

The Rebecca Farm Shopping Fair & Festival has been curated to have something for everyone. World-class art, jewelry, clothing and decor, as well as equestrian inspired goods can all be found in the Shopping Fair. A food truck village is on hand to quench your thirst and tempt you with tasties.

A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY

EXPERIENCE

MINI GOLF | FACE PAINTING CERAMICS | HANDS ON ART

RIDE! PL AY! MAKE ART!

The Kid Zone at Rebecca Farm has it all!

FREE PONY RIDES!

Open Friday and Saturday from 10am - 6pm and Sunday, from 10am - 3pm SPONSORED BY WHITEFISH CREDIT UNION

PONY UP!

Friday and Saturday clasess are held at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Sunday clasess are held at 11am and 1pm Do you have a horse lover? Are they ready to learn the first steps in caring for and riding horses? Then it’s time to Pony Up! Each free Pony Up! class will teach budding horse enthusiasts how to approach a horse, groom, and saddle up for a ride. All “graduates” receive a Horsemanship 101 certificate and special goodies for their next horse adventure. *Sign up at Rebecca Farm, first come, first served. Parent supervision required. Bring closed-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.

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TEAM

ORGANIZING TEAM Event Director: Jerome Broussard Event Organizer & Spokesperson: Sarah Broussard

Chief Timer/Starter: Joy Jordan Roads and Tracks Coordinator: Zane Webb Timers/Starters: Greg Benson, Jody Collins and Tim Hinderman

Operations Coordinator: Alison Heppner

Scorers: The Scoring Chix

Accounting Coordinator: Jennifer Johnson

Treating Veterinarian: Bob Genovese

Development Coordinator: Marcia Spano

Veterinary Hospital: LaSalle Equine Clinic

Advisory Board President: Jane Karas Advisory Board Vice President: Leslie Mercord Advisory Board Members: Ruth Ackroyd, David Dittman, David Hergesheimer and Jo Whitehouse

Shopping Fair Coordinator: Alison Heppner On Site Supervisor: James Hooper Crew: Alex Lopez, Meg Brummel and Alexandra Houseworth

Secretary: Christina Gray Office Staff: Katie Trafton and Lynne Arnold Cross Country Jump Judge Coordinator: Kurstie Hammel Dressage Coordinator: Heidi Diegel Show Jumping Coordinator: Erica Burlingame Assistants: Makaila and Katelyn Burlingame Cross-Country Course Builder: Bert Wood Crew: Adri Doyle, Louis Blankenship, David Cathcart and Zane Webb Flowers: Kris Wood, Terry Hilst and Jackie Burch

Hospitality Coordinators: Elizabeth Lendrum, Rebecca Broussard, Mildred Shaw and Randi Ruff Ambassadors and Crew: John Shaw Chaney, Jeff Lendrum, Katsy Keel, Monica Brickman, Sara Torgerson, Jane Manzella, Nonnie Hopper, Jeannette Leighton, Erin Hofmann, Kate McGuinness Graham, Chip Graham, Danny Kisch, Bill Mulcahy, Sherrie Dahl, Jim Wilson, DVM and Maureen Wilson Shuttle Drivers: Tim Roe, Patrick Koontz and Daniel Quinn Chief Purchasing Coordinator: John Shaw Chaney

Volunteer Catering Coordinators: Maria Bienvenu and Livvy Bienvenu; Café Bienvenu Crew: Linda Greco, Suzanne Keel, Adrienne Boyd, Kris Liang and Hinton Thornton Water Stations: Jeff Lendrum Distribution Coordinator: Kim Turner Catering Services: Delectable Catering & Desserts, Bonellis, Porteus BBQ, Pepsi and Flathead Valley Community College Farm Management Coordinator: Cathy Rasch Farm Crew: Daren Wieferich, Tobias Barton, Tyven Stewart, Dillon Jewett, Bryton Wambach, Payton Douglas, Tyrell Miller, Tim Esch, Ty Learn, Alyssa Hammel, Ashley Hammel, Lindsey Hammel, Toby Diegel, Hayley Carstensen and Scott Rossman Awards Coordinator: Nikki Oaks Assistants: Jane Karas, Leslie Mercord and Jennifer Willett

The Event Store: Olivia Krause, Cajun Design LLC

Golf Cart Recovery Team: Henri Bienvenu, Reuben Bienvenu and Butch Thornton

Veterinarian Services Coordinator: Bob Genovese, DVM

Program Project Management/ Publisher: SnowGhost Design

Communications Coordinator: Daren Wieferich

Cover/Creative/Design: SnowGhost Design

Ambulance Services: West Valley Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Event Videographer: Debi and Bob Ravenscroft, Ride On Video

Computer Services: Greg Naive, Flathead Apple Service

Stabling Coordinator: Louise Leslie Assistants: Jim Moyer and Jani Mortenson

Event Photographer: Shannon Brinkman

Safety Officer/CCO: Alyssa Dobrotin

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Public Relations: Sara Busse, Aspen Communications

Catering Coordinator: Les Simon Crew: Beth Simon, Josh McGriff, Megan Groves, Emily Martin, Amber Sowder, Heather Barton, Baylor Johnson, Maren Schuman, Stacey Burkett and Raquel Tirado Prado

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Rebecca Farm Photographer: Jeff Lendrum

Travel Arrangements: Lisa Drye, Flathead Travel Service


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OFFICIALS

2021 OFFICIALS Gretchen Butts

FEI TECHNICAL DELEGATE

Cindy Deporter

FEI ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DELEGATE

Wayne Quarles

FEI PRESIDENT OF GROUND JURY

Helen Brettel

FEI GROUND JURY

Bobby Stevenson

Kathy Barker

FEI ASSISTANT STEWARD

Catherine Texter Baker

FEI ASSISTANT STEWARD

Mary Ellen Miller

FEI ASSISTANT STEWARD

Karlene Osorio-Kohr

FEI ASSISTANT STEWARD

Alex Ambelang

Ramona Tingdale

FEI APPRENTICE VET

Mary Duenow

TECHNICAL DELEGATE

Tim Murray

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DELEGATE

Peter Gray

PRESIDENT GROUND JURY

Val Pride

FEI GROUND JURY

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HORSE TRIALS JURY

Janis Linnan

Natasha Lefkowitz FEI VET

THREE DAY PRESIDENT

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FEI DEPUTY ASSISTANT STEWARD

Tom Timmons

FEI ASSOCIATE VET

Christel Carlson Deeda Randle

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OFFICIALS

Sarah Rajoy

THREE DAY TD

Amanda Wilgenburg

Jonathan Horowitz ANNOUNCER Cyndi Kurth

Marianne Jew SCORING Marc Donovan

DRESSAGE JUDGE

ANNOUNCER/CONTROL

SHOW JUMPING DESIGNER

Carol Kozlowski

Dawn Benson SCORING

SHOW JUMPING DESIGNER

Louis Blankenship

Greg Benson SCORING

FEI XC DESIGNER

Joe Carbonari

Diana McFadden SCORING

Malcolm Hook

Daniel Benson SCORING

DRESSAGE JUDGE ANNOUNCER/CONTROL ANNOUNCER ANNOUNCER/CONTROL

Chris Barnard Ian Stark

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2002 FACTS : • Inaugural year with 262 Entries, Novice through Intermediate • Captain Mark Phillips designs the cross country course

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THE EVENT IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF YOU Jump Judges Dressage Volunteers Show Jumping Volunteers Workers and Helpers Flathead Valley Community College Last Minute Volunteers and all the Countless Others

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RESULTS

2020 RESULTS ADVANCED Tamra Smith Mai Baum

SR. OPEN TRAINING B Lilly Linder Mia San Mia

SR. OPEN NOVICE D Jennifer McFall Hallelujah DF

OPEN INTERMEDIATE Tamra Smith Galicia

SR. OPEN TRAINING C Nikki Lloyd Wil'ya Dance

JR. OPEN BEG. NOVICE Abigail Popa Athens

OPEN PRELIMINARY A Marc Grandia Sunsprite Seryndipity

JR. OPEN NOVICE Harper Padgett Captivate

SR. OPEN BEG. NOVICE A Melissa Nice BBC

OPEN PRELIMINARY B Tamra Smith Solaguayre California

SR. OPEN NOVICE A Martina Erin Storey Latte

SR. OPEN BEG. NOVICE B Earl McFall Iluminada

JR. OPEN TRAINING Alexis Larson PL Diamond's Inspiration

SR. OPEN NOVICE B Karen O'Neal Reddy To Play

SR. OPEN BEG. NOVICE C Michele Pestl TH Dietrich

SR. OPEN TRAINING A Leonie Padgett Cooley Precision

SR. OPEN NOVICE C Kelsey Horn Cleared For Take Off

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VENDORS

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and semiprecious stones. Dazzle the judges!

A Wee Bit: See our unique line of handbags made of leather, tapestry, and Pendleton wool with hand tooled leather accents, beautiful bracelets of sterling silver, copper and leather, table runners, guitar straps and more. All are worth a visit.

Dakota Windsong Flutes, David & Sally Webb: Native American styled wood courting flutes, custom made from a variety of exotic woods. Each are unique, hand crafted and 440 Hz concert tuned at 72 degrees.

Back Country Horsemen of the Flathead: Back Country Horsemen was formed in 1973 as a service organization dedicated to keeping trails open for stock on our public lands.

Deco Pony~ Custom Stall Accessories: Custom stall accessories with your logo and barn colors. We also carry imported bridles, halters and saddle pads from Holland to complete your look.

Basler Family Chiropractic: We are a full family Chiropractic office unlike any other. We specialize in the Gonstead system of Chiropractic-Always making sure that your adjustments are specific.

Dubarry of Ireland: Established in 1937, Dubarry of Ireland is a traditional European outdoor brand with a collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women.

Beargrass Leather: Beargrass Leather crafts one-of-a-kind leather goods specializing in handbags, clothing, and accessories.

EastonJane: EastonJane creates durable and lightweight jewelry and accessories from the horns of Texas Longhorn cattle that were raised and harvested amongst their Montana herd.

Betsey Hurd Studio: Horse themed original paintings, sculptures, prints, pottery and notecards. Buckaroo Bling: Handcrafted jewelry and accessories for classy cowgirls and cowgirls at heart made of sterling silver, copper, turquoise and leather. Made in Montana. Chameleon Browbands: Browbands and Dog Collars with a twist. The jewelry is removable and made with high quality, padded leather 24

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Glacier Sotheby’s International Reality: Megan Twohig is a Montana real estate broker. Her attentiveness to client needs, knowledge of the area, and real estate experience gives her an edge and guarantees optimal results. Handy Sharp: Selling tool & knife sharpeners, assorted knives, pockets and pouches. Independent BEMER Distributor: BEMER is a patented PEMF device that improves microcirculation throughout the body, thereby enhancing performance, recovery, and regeneration. Session, rentals, and sales for horses and humans. Leia Fox Designs: Vintage and contemporary Native American jewelry, custom handmade southwestern jewelry, and custom shaped palm leaf hats. Medsense Massage and Wellness Technologies LLC: We are the MedSense MAWT LLC! We are


VENDORS excited to be part of the event again this year. Montana Crafted: I make handmade leather products that are hand cut, sewn and finished. O’ Keef & Co: Sterling silver wrought jewelry with precious & semiprecious stones. Real Time Pain Relief: Real Time Pain Relief delivers on-site pain relief in minutes. Sample our great smelling pain lotions today. For pain relief you can trust, choose PTPR. R & T Traders: Handcrafted leather satchels in a variety of full grain leather including buffalo, elk, deer, moose, yak and cowhide. Each bag is designed with rustic elegance and is unique for years of use and enjoyment. Sharpe Photography & Gifts: Landscape, Wildlife, NW Montana & Glacier National Park Photography and Gifts: Canvas, Framed, and Wooden Photo Blocks are very popular! Styled by Sam: Unique and stylish accessories to compliment your wardrobe. Find your newest handmade favorite today. Made local in Montana. The Log Cabin: Offers custom Montana shirts while you wait. Come see our selection of jewelry, western décor, and canvas art.

Living essential Oils and organic nutritionals for people and animals.

OUTSIDE TENT NeverADullMoment: Handmade herbal products, including pet safe products, CBD enhanced products, salves, tinctures, and bath & body products. Non-GMO and chemical free. Skeltons Motorsports: Massimo and Odes ATV/Quads, UTV/side by sides, go carts, mini bikes, and echo trailers. Easy financing and one year warranty. See dealer for details. Trusted Gear Company LLC: Trusted Gear Company offers high quality workwear, safety clothing, select hand tools and accessories that help you get the job done. Come check us out! Winkley Mobile Mammography: This is a locally built, fuel efficient, over-the-road truck with the latest technology on board and it was funded entirely through philanthrophy. Winkley Mobile mammography includes 3D mammography, bone scanning and ultrasound.

FOOD AND DRINK

TWKalispell- Your Tupperware Connection: Tupperware products for display and purchase.

Black Gold Espresso: Black Gold espresso is a mobile espresso van that brews up delicious specialty beverages, from lattes, Americanos and Breves to smoothies, Italian sodas, and Frappucinos.

Young Living Essential Oils: Young

Cold Stone Creamery: Stop by for

some Montana Huckleberry Ice Cream or a Non-Dairy Sorbet fruit bowl! Root Beer Floats, Ice Cream Cookies and more! D & T BBQ: Pulled pork, TriTip, Cowboy Fries, French Fries, Bag of Barbecue, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed jalapenos, All Beef Hotdogs, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Lemonade, Soda, water. Flathead Lake Brewing Company: Montana's Liquid Treasure. Great beer calls for quality ingredients and quality ingredients require a healthy environment. Sustainable brewing makes better beer. Glacier Shave Ice: Authentic Hawaiian style shave ice created with Tropical Sno brand flavors. With over 23 flavors and a light, fluffy texture, it’s the perfect refreshing treat! NW Island Noodles & Bombshell Sweets: Serving gourmet cotton candy- vibrant colors and engaging flavors and wok fried sobba noodles served with vegetables and secret island sauce. Order with chicken or vegan. Mountain Berry Bowls: Fresh made to order gluten and dairy free Acai smoothie bowls made with all natural ingredients and local produce, a refreshing and nourishing treat that all enjoy. Plump and Sassy: We offer a variety of smoked meats, including TriTip sandwich, pulled pork, mac n cheese, elk brats and our famous Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce. Rescue Dog: Rescue dog sells gourmet hot dogs, huckleberry lemonade, and kids meals. A REBECCAFARM.ORG

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VENDORS portion of every sale is donated to our local Humane Society. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream: Handcrafted ice cream made in the mountains in Montana. Classic and creative flavors served in a variety of cups and cones. Sweet Pickins Kettle Corn: Original Kettle Corn made with non-GMO gigantic popped corn, corn oil, pure cane sugar, and sprinkled with sea salt. Wagyu Wagon: The Wagyu Wagon food truck serves locally raised Wagyu beef burgers, sliders, bratwursts, and hot dogs. Each menu item is sourced from our family ranch (the KMC/Lazy K Ranch) located in Columbia Falls, Montana.

STABLING TRADE FAIR Arion Horse Sport Tack: Custom made new and used French Saddles and Helite air rests. Arnall’s Naturals: Arnall’s Naturals Specializes in all-in-one supplements for dogs and horses. Each formula is created to support a foundation for overall health and wellness. The Brass Tap: We serve burgers, fries, stir fry bowls, ice cream, onion rings, cheese curds, wings, local craft beer and wine. ChubbyCov: Quality, handcrafted stock ties and pins made in Montana. Accessories, gifts, and more for the equestrian! Gallops: Gallops saddlery provides 26

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event riders with everything they could possibly want and need. From air canisters to amerigo saddles, Gallops brings it all to the Event at Rebecca Farm. Glacier Gourmet: Our food truck services delicious healthy options at affordable prices. We offer lamb, beef, and chicken Gryos, Montana Cristos, Shrimp on a stick, Chicken Super Nachos, 8 different kinds of gourmet Hotdogs, vegetarian options and salads. Glacier Shaved Ice: Authentic Hawaiian style shaved ice made with Tropical Sno brand flavors with over 23 flavors and a light fluffy texture it’s the perfect refreshing treat. Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel: Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel and Gallops "pop-up" boutique is open to all for shopping during the event. Exclusive sales and all the sought-

after tights and breeches! Located in the large garage up in stabling. LIM USA – DEVOUCOUX: Saddles for show eventing, dressage, jumping, endurance, ponies and accessories. Maven Coffee Works: Specialty coffee served from a vintage horse trailer. Mountain Berry Bowls: Fresh made to order acai smoothie bowls topped with gluten and dairy free granola then topped with fresh fruit and toppings. Prestige Italia: Prestige Italia has over 40 years of experience creating the finest saddles based on love for horses, cutting edge technology and Italian craftsmanship. Stubben North America: Hand crafted saddles, leather goods and accessories.


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IEA | June 3-6 | Edinburgh, Ind. (Area VIII) Coconino | July 8-10 | Flagstaff, Ariz. (Area X) Rebecca Farm | July 21-25 | Kalispell, Mont. (Area VII) Spokane | Sep. 30-Oct 3 | Spokane, Wash. (Area VII) Waredaca | Oct. 22-24 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II) Fresno County | Nov. 17-19 | Fresno, Calif. (Area VI)

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2003 2003 FAC TS: • The Event had 278 Entries, Novice through Advanced • The Western Adult Team Championships was held the following weekend with 122 Entries, from Novice to Intermediate • FEI course designer Richard Jeffrey designs show jumping course • Amy Tryon wins the Advanced Division and goes to the Athens’ Olympics

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Becky to her classes. A few years later, their trek brought them to Jamaica; Jerome still working in the Aluminum industry. In 1985, they returned to Montana, where they fell in love with the Flathead Valley and decided to make it their permanent home. Their younger daughter was an avid rider by then, having been bitten by the horse “bug” as a child. Becky was riding at a local stable in Kentucky when, Sarah explained, “My mom made the mistake of taking a 6-year old-girl to the barn one day and that was it. I fell in love on day one,” said Sarah. Once in Jamaica, Becky found a local riding stable where she and Sarah continued riding. It was there that they were exposed to the sport of eventing.

As The Event at Rebecca Farm celebrates its 20th Anniversary, it seems appropriate to honor the two special people responsible for its existence. Their story began more than 2,000 miles away from the Montana farm and its namesake equestrian event that are part of their legacy. Rebecca “Becky” Chaney and Jerome Broussard grew up in adjacent small towns in Louisiana. It was a chance meeting at a party in the early 60’s that led to the powerful partnership that would last nearly five decades. After marrying in 1962, they moved to Colorado, where Jerome studied metallurgical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. From there, they moved to Arizona where their first daughter, Rebecca, was born. The family then headed to Montana when Jerome began working for the Aluminum industry. After a brief stint in New Orleans where Jerome received his MBA from Tulane University, the family headed to Kentucky, where Becky earned her nursing degree. Sarah arrived on the scene then, often accompanying 30

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In Montana, Sarah moved from the horse show world into the eventing world, and Becky’s real passion for the sport began. “We became involved with the local combined training association and the Herron Park Horse Trials,” said Sarah. “Since I was a junior, my mother had to be listed as the official owner of my horse, and that required that she become a member of the USCTA (now the USEA). “When Herron Park wanted to become a recognized event, they asked my mom to be the organizer, since they needed a USCTA member to sign. They told her, ‘you just need to sign the documents, we’ll do everything else’. Well, that didn’t last long!” Becky had too many ideas and too much energy to take a back seat. If she was going to be listed as the Organizer, she would be the Organizer, giving her attention to every detail and relationship to make it a success. When the Horse Trials began to outgrow Herron Park, Becky and Jerome searched for a property they could transform into a world-class equestrian facility. They found some parcels of property in the west valley of Kalispell in mid-2001. Fortunately, all of the owners were open to selling and what is now known as Rebecca Farm was formed. They quickly went to work on improvements to the scrubby pastures. By


July 2002, Becky was organizing the inaugural “Event at Rebecca Farm” welcoming 262 competitors.

powerhouse in the sport of eventing. He was more than happy to support her in that passion.”

Over the years, Becky’s involvement in the sport of eventing would run deep, and she became a powerful force in that community – both locally, and nationally. Becky served on the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors and Executive Committee, chaired the USEA Endowment Trust and was involved with the Event Owners’ Task Force for many years.

Following Jerome’s retirement, he became more involved in the eventing community, serving as a trustee for the USEA Foundation and establishing the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grants in Becky’s memory. However, his true passion is the Rebecca Farm property.

Another strong interest of hers was in supporting and developing international riders. She owned event horses for great riders such as Ralph Hill, Steve Buckman, Cindy Burge, Amy Tryon, Karen O’Connor, Phillip Dutton, among others. “My mom bought horses for people she admired,” said Sarah. “When it came down to it, it was about people she felt she could help get ahead. And, she spread the love. She wasn’t into buying horses for just one rider, which was different from the philosophy at the time, when riders typically had one owner and one owner had one rider. It wasn’t only the upper level team riders she chose to help either. It was the up-and-coming ones where my mom started to patch a gap.” After a 12 year battle with breast cancer, Becky passed away in December 2010, leaving a tremendous legacy in The Event at Rebecca Farm and the results of her work in the eventing community. Her name is synonymous with a passion and dedication to the sport. Former USEA President Kevin Baumgardner summed it up when he said upon her passing, “She is, hands down, the most important person in eventing in the Western United States and arguably the most important person in eventing in the entire nation." Sarah says that her mom was “the supportive wife standing behind her husband” for the first 30 years of their marriage. As Becky’s involvement and authority within the sport of eventing grew, “she moved into that starring role and my dad was the husband who stood faithfully behind his wife. I was fortunate that I grew up with my parents as a model for strong, independent people,” continued Sarah. "It was never a threat to my dad when my mom became a

“I would say that while the Event is my mom’s legacy, the farm is my dad’s legacy,” said Sarah. “He has spent a large percentage of his time over the last two decades on the property – designing the irrigation system, planting and trimming trees, planning new

structures, working on arena footing, things like that. He’s involved with every inch of this place and takes pride in stepping back to see what he’s created. He’s tried to think of everything and make it all the best it can be.” “My dad looks at the Event and the farm as his biggest philanthropic success,” she continued. “The Event is an amazing experience for so many people, in so many ways. That’s what it’s about for him, building something that everyone enjoys, and probably also knowing how pleased my mom would be with what it has become in fulfillment of her dream.” “I am grateful, as is my sister, for what my parents have created… not just the Event but everything that surrounds it. There is an amazing group of people that work here at the farm and Event. We are a tightknit group that all have the same goal in mind: provide a world class event to showcase riders, especially from the west, and to continue in the vision my parents have laid out for the Event and Rebecca Farm. I can only hope that they are both proud of what has been accomplished here.”

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Since its inception in 2002, The Event at Rebecca Farm has been known for beautiful blue sky vistas and lush green cross-country courses. In the last decade, it has also become known for its hot pink accents. A pink start box, pink rails on a show jump, and glittery pink breast cancer ribbons painted on horses, all symbolize The Event’s commitment to the charitable initiative Halt Cancer at X, established in memory of Becky Broussard. “After visiting an event that donated parking profits to a therapeutic riding program, I wanted to do something at the Event to make a difference,” Sarah said. “I landed on breast cancer because so many people loved my mother and nearly everyone knows someone with or recovering from cancer.” Funds generated for Halt Cancer at X are donated to local organizations, as well as national research programs on breast cancer and its treatment. “I am fortunate to have very supportive friends and family. Making Halt Cancer at X successful is a group effort. I cannot thank those involved enough for their time and dedication.”

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Halt Cancer at X made its debut at the 2012 Event, when a combination of competitor pledges, an auction, and a donation from Montana Equestrian Events, produced a total of $65,000. A grant of $50,000 was awarded to Dr. Mario Capecchi Ph.D., and his team at the University of Utah, for a study targeting telomeres to identify new therapeutic treatments for breast cancer. Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation received $15,000 for breast cancer awareness, materials and outreach. Based on the tremendous outpouring of support from the local and equestrian communities, what began as a one-time fundraising effort for breast cancer research has become an ongoing charitable initative. A regular Community Grant component was added in 2013. “My mother believed strongly in supporting local causes. Since our local community is so supportive of The Event and Halt Cancer at X, I wanted to also award grants to non-profits here in the Flathead Valley. We’ll continue to fund national research, hoping to help find that cure, but until that great day, there’s important work going on right here to serve those dealing with breast cancer.”


To date, Montana Equestrian Events, through Halt Cancer at X, has awarded a total of $720,000 in grants to innovative national research projects and to Flathead Valley nonprofits that offer education and screenings to individuals at risk for breast cancer, as well as financial and wellness support to individuals in treatment or recovery.

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2004

2004 FACTS : • 351 Entries with 15 World Cup Qualifiers • The Event becomes part of the USEA Gold Cup Series and one of four FEI World Cup Qualifiers

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A GUIDE TO THE SPORT OF

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he sport of three-day eventing has often been described as the ultimate test of horse and rider. In the world of equestrian sports, it truly is. Originally designed to be a complete test of cavalry officers’ horses, eventing has been refined over the years and incorporates three phases: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In each phase the same horse and rider pair compete together and at the end of the competition the horse and rider with the lowest score win. Sounds simple but putting all three phases together into the perfect weekend of competition takes years of practice, dedication, education, and a little bit of luck.

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PHASE ONE

DRESSAGE At all events the first phase is dressage, which is derived from the French word meaning “training.” Dressage was developed to show a horse’s ability to perform the intricate movements in a cavalry parade. In the dressage phase, horse and rider perform a test that incorporates a pre-written series of movements. Each pair in the division ride the same test. The rider learns the test ahead of time and practices at home with before coming to a competition. The rider’s cues should be nearly invisible throughout the dressage test, making it look like the horse is executing each movement effortlessly. It takes skill and finesse to ride a clean test, as the horses are often at peak fitness. Each movement is scored separately with the judge giving a mark from 0 to 10 (0 meaning the movement was not performed at all and 10 meaning the movement was performed perfectly). At the end of the test the scores are all added up and subtracted from 100 to give the pair a penalty mark to move to the next phase. If a pair had an absolute perfect test their score would be zero, but that is virtually impossible to achieve so most often scores will be seen in the 20-50 range. REBECCAFARM.ORG

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The second phase of an event is crosscountry. Remember, the same horse and rider compete together throughout the event so the same horse that the day before was striving for a quiet, flawless dressage test is now galloping and jumping solid fences. Cross-country is the cornerstone of eventing and what makes the sport unique from other equestrian disciplines.

Modeled after what horses needed to do in the battlefield – the cross-country phase consists of 15-40 solid fences (the number depends on the level) as well as natural obstacles such as crossing through water, leaping over ditches, and going down steep inclines and banks. The course is several miles long over a varying terrain requiring a horse to be fit, brave, and bold. Each jump is numbered with a red flag on the right and a white flag on the left. Some combinations may have several parts (represented with A,B,C, etc.) and have to be jumped consecutively with no break. Riders walk the course ahead of time to learn their way, but the horses don’t see the jumps until they leave the start box. Each cross-country course has an optimum time – that is the time that the rider has to complete the course. The optimum time is calculated using the distance of the course and the speed for the level. For every second over optimum time a pair finishes, 0.4 penalty points are added to the score. Penalty points can also be accumulated if a horse has a refusal or other disobedience. For each disobedience the pair earns 20 penalty points. A second disobedience at the same obstacle is an additional 40 penalty points, and if the horse refuses to go over the jump on the third try, the pair is eliminated. Riders can also be eliminated for a rider fall, forgetting to complete an obstacle, or having too many disobediences overall throughout the course. The horse and rider’s cross-country penalty score is added to their dressage score from the day before and they carry that into the third and final phase of the competition.

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PHASE THREE

SHOW JUMPING Show jumping is the final phase of the competition and consists of 12-15 jumps in an enclosed arena that the horse and rider pair must jump together. Like cross-country the scoring is based on the horse’s ability to clear the jumps on the first try and cross the finish line under the optimum time, but unlike crosscountry the rail of the jump can fall with the slightest bump. The day prior, the horses were galloping and jumping solid obstacles, but show jumping requires precision as they canter over the tall and wide jumps trying not to knock them down. Each rail down adds 4 penalty points to a score and each second over the 44

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optimum time is another 0.4 penalties. If a horse refuses the jump, another 4 penalty points are added. Combinations can be eliminated for too many refusals, a rider fall, or going off course. While riders set many goals for themselves in the sport of eventing – one common one is “finishing on your dressage score” – adding no penalty points in crosscountry or show jumping. The lowest score wins, so to complete with no additional penalties is a great achievement especially at an event as competitive as Rebecca Farm.


SPECTATOR SAFETY From the beauty of dressage to the thrill of cross-country to the nail-biting finish of show jumping – eventing is just as exciting to watch as it is to compete. To best enjoy watching this sport please remember the following: • In dressage hold your applause until after the rider has completed the final salute to the judges. It is respectful to stay still and quiet while the test is being ridden. We ask that you try to wait until between tests to move around, open umbrellas, or gather your belongings. • Spectators are welcome to go out and enjoy the views of cross-country, but remember that horses always have the right away so keep your head up and watch where they are galloping. Stay outside of the roping and any marked areas. Only cross at designated points and always listen to the volunteers and officials. The crosscountry course changes throughout the day so being aware of the path the horse is taking is essential, and stay alert for any whistles. Any outside assistance could result in elimination. • In the jumping phases cheering is encouraged, but any outside assistance from spectators could result in elimination for the rider. • Children must be supervised at all times. Well-behaved dogs are allowed but must be on a short leash. A loose dog chasing a horse can be very dangerous for all involved.

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Eventing is a unique sport because it can safely be enjoyed by riders of all ages and abilities, on horses of all shapes, sizes, and ages. The Event at Rebecca Farm offers nearly every level of competition, so hundreds of horses and riders get the chance to enjoy and compete here.

are called “CCI” which is an abbreviation for the French term Concours Complet International. CCI competitions are rated with a star system and an “S” or “L” designating their level and difficulty – S standing for a short crosscountry course and L for a long cross-country course.

Eventing competitions are divided into international and national competitions. An international competition gains you qualifications and points for world rankings, has tougher courses, and puts riders on an even playing with similar riders from around the world. International competitions

The pinnacle of competition at The Event at Rebecca Farm is the CCI4*-L – one of only four such competitions offered in the U.S. each year. Horses and riders must qualify to compete in the CCI4*-L by achieving good results at all of the CCI levels below. In a CCI4*-L horses are jumping

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he sport of eventing has evolved over the years from a military test to a modern sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The first occurrence of eventing in the modern Olympics was at the 1912 Stockholm Games when Count Clarence von Rosen, Master of the Horse to the King of Sweden, devised the first event. While considered the same sport, eventing looked very differently in 1912. On the first day, each rider had to complete a long-distance ride of 33 miles followed by a cross-country test of three miles over natural obstacles with a 15-minute time limit. On the second day, officers rode over a steeplechase course. The third day was devoted to show jumping, and the fourth day to a 10-minute dressage test with seven judges. At the Antwerp Olympics in 1920 the format was changed with dressage being eliminated and an extra endurance test added. By the 1924 Olympics in Paris the format looked very similar to today – the exception being a 1.25 mile run at the end of endurance day. For the first 36 years of eventing the sport was for the cavalry only – the U.S. army supplied all of the teams for the Olympics. However, the 1948 Olympics in London was the last time eventing would be limited to the military. In the 1950s the sport shifted to include civilian riders. The military officers became trainers and coaches, as fox hunters and other equestrian enthusiasts started to enjoy eventing.

In 1953 the first event in the U.S. was held in Nashville, Tennessee and over 65 years later it is still running today. In 1964, women were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time and an American, Lana Du Pont has the honor of being the first woman Olympic three-day event rider. Eventing is one of the few sports in the world where women and men compete together and on an equal playing field. The sport remained relatively unchanged until 2004 when it was decided to remove some of the parts of endurance day (steeplechase and roads and tracks) and just leave cross-country on the second day. This new short format has remained as the standard today, with only a few special events offering the full “classic format” (including roads and tracks and steeplechase) as an educational experience for lowerlevel riders.

obstacles over 4’ tall and galloping on courses approximately 11 minutes in length. Rebecca Farm also offers a CCI4*-S, which has similar requirements to the CCI4*-L, but a shorter cross-country course – closer to 7 minutes long. All 4* jumps are designated on cross-country with a flag with a blue background.

cross-country courses are about 5 minutes long at a slower speed so horses can canter or even trot parts of it. Novice offers young horses or kids a place to start in the sport. It is also a fun challenge for an adult amateur who events as a hobby. From Novice, the levels move up to Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate.

The CCI3*-L and a CCI2*-L are also available at Rebecca Farm for horses and riders starting their international competitive careers.

Rebecca Farm is special in that it still offers the classic format of eventing where, in addition to cross-country, horses and riders can participate in steeplechase and roads and tracks. These are educational levels that really give riders the chance to experience the historical format and develop a knowledge of fitness and a deeper relationship with their horse.

National levels are where horses and riders get their feet wet in the sport of eventing. Novice is the most introductory level offered at Rebecca Farm. Jumps are 2’11” tall and

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2005

2005 FAC TS: • 7000 Attendees • Rebecca Broussard is awarded the prestigious USEA Wofford Cup for outstanding service to the eventing community

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2006 FACTS : • 457 Entries • Event is part of USEA Adequan Gold Cup Series. • 18 athletes compete at CIC-3* level.

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MEMORIAM

JE A N E . M OY E R Jean’s unwavering passion for horses granted her a life well spent of adventures. As an equestrian rider and coach, she achieved pony club graduate level “A”, English BHSI certification, and Canadian Level III Coaching. She achieved international recognition as a legendary trendsetting coach of the equestrian sport of eventing. Within her 45 years of experience, using her keen eye and understanding of horse and rider, the Pacific Northwest eventing community was rewarded with many international medals and accolades, thanks to the innovating coaching of Jean. Jean passed away in January of 2020, from long term complications of type 2 diabetes. She is survived by her devoted husband, James, and a family of many friends, who cherish her memory. The halls of eventing, will forever echo her call of “GOOD GIRL!”, “GOOD BOY!”

2007

2007 FAC TS: • A 4th day of competition is added • 1st year of CCI* long format with roads and tracks and steeplechase

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M E LINDA “ M I N D I ” PA S S O NS Mindi was humble and unassuming. She did not strive for recognition or court shallow associations. Instead she quietly loved and served all those with whom she interacted. As a long-time volunteer with the Bigfork Fire Department and Quick Response Unit, she served her community as a firefighter and EMT. Professionally, she spent 20 years working in the Emergency Room at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. One of Mindi’s great passions was photography, and she ran a successful business that brought her into the lives of many local families. On a mission trip to Rwanda, she was so moved by the desperate state of women in that country that she co-founded a sewing school to teach prostitutes life and vocational skills that allow them to support their families and be self-reliant. Her ongoing work has led to multiple campuses and the transformation of countless lives. Mindi was devoted to her husband and her daughter, and was the silent foundation that allowed them to flourish in their own pursuits. She was sensitive and caring, but also had a sharp sense of humor. She was approachable, but did not suffer nonsense. She was a fierce and loyal friend. Mindi was a fixture at Rebecca Farm, serving as EMT for clinics and hunter/jumper shows. You would always find her on the sidelines, camera up, taking some of the most memorable, beautiful pictures. In addition to her service at smaller events, Mindi served as Safety Officer for The Event. Mindi’s presence will be greatly missed this July, and in all the years to come. The Event has lost a dear friend. 54

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2008

2008 FACTS : • 375 Entries • Rebecca Farm adds the USEA Young Event Horse Series

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2009

2009 FAC TS: • 419 Entries • The Event is the only FEI World Cup Qualifier held in the US. Eight more are held around the world.

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2010

2010 FAC TS : • 472 Entries • One of two FEI World Cup Qualifiers in the US • Olympian Karen O’Connor wins top prize • Eighteen horses are flown in from East Coast on Air Horse One

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At North Valley Hospital, our mission is to be the center of healing for the communities we serve. As your community hospital, we collectively serve as a catalyst for healing of the mind, body and spirit in a patient-centered environment, and we commit to stewardship of healthcare resources in order to continually improve the health of those in our service area and beyond.

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2011

2011 FAC TS: • 454 Entries • 1st Rebecca Chaney Broussard International Developing Rider Grant awarded • Added Novice, Training and Preliminary 3 day events • 4th water complex added

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Thank you to the Broussard family for improving the lives of our students and our community.

The Broussard Family Library and Learning Commons & Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science

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2012

2012 FAC TS : • 452 Entries • Complete course redesign by Ian Stark • Sally O’Connor takes the plunge in the dunk tank • Inaugural Halt Cancer at X raises $65K

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2013

2013 FAC TS: • 543 Entries • More stabling is added to accommodate more competitors • Becomes the largest triathlon in North America

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2014

2014 FACTS : • 535 Entries • Celebrated year of the horse

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Thank You Plant Land For Your Continued Support!

May All Your Eventing Dreams Take Flight!

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Proud Sponsor of The Event at Rebecca Farm

2015

2015 FAC TS: • 554 Entries • Holds inaugural CCI 3* Division, one of only five in North America • Introduction of the Farm to Market 5k run • The Event provides 4.4 million dollar impact to Flathead Valley

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BEFORE & AFTER

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2016

2016 FACTS : • 574 Entries • Montana Equestrian Events Advisory Board formed • Rebecca Broussard inducted into USEA Hall of Fame

2017

2017 FAC TS: • 559 Entries • Super hero themed entertainment from officials and organizer • Rebecca Farm hosts the North American Junior &Young Rider Championships

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2018

2018 FACTS : • 597 Entries • Rebecca Farm initiates BYO(W)B (water) and creates several water stations in effort to reduce plastic waste-was a huge hit!

THANK YOU!

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2019

2019 FAC TS: • 576 Entries • Rebecca Farm Celebrates 30 years of Eventing in the Valley in combination with the Herron Park Horse Trials

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2020

2020 FACTS : • 328 Entries (No International Divisions) • “Smaller but still Sweet” as Rebecca Farm runs a smaller Event under COVID-19 protocols

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Community is the commitment we make to each other When a community is strong, it’s more than a collection of streets and buildings. It’s a place that nurtures and helps its residents thrive. That’s what happens when people share the commitment to make things better together. That’s why we’re proud to support The Event at Rebecca Farm.

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Megan Twohig Broker Specialties: Horse and Ranch A Montana native with a deep appreciation for the Big Sky State, Megan is a poised, professional people person. Extremely attentive to client needs, she's most like the Irish Draught in that she's highly intelligent, reliable and willing to work hard.

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Megan Robson Sales Associate Specialties: Rehab and Development A childhood obsession with architecture and design lead Megan to real estate, where her quick aptitude and ability to assess properties helps her clients see potential and invest discerningly. If she were a horse, she'd be a Arabian - curious, alert and incredibly empathetic.

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Bethany Taylor Broker Specialties: Remote and Rural Providing white glove service at every price point, Bethany is clever, knowledgeable, skillful and patient - a true jack-of-all trades. Composed and easily paired with clients of all experience levels, her easy-going nature is a lot like a Gypsy Vanner.

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Come visit our booth in the vendor tent to learn about our amazing properties and enter to win prizes!

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

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TWENTY YEARS

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