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A W O R L D C L A S S E Q U E S T R I A N T R I AT H L O N W I T H M O N TA N A H O S P I TA L I T Y

OFFICIAL 2022 EVENT PROGRAM PRESENTED BY MONTANA EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, INC. REBECCAFARM.ORG

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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 1 R E S U LT S A look back at last year’s winners

S H O P ’ T I L YO U D R O P ! Check out the shopping fair for tack, clothing and keepsakes

USEA AMERICAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS Coming to Rebecca Farm

STRIDES FOR EQUALITY EQUESTRIAN Promoting inclusivity and allyship

G O I N G F O R WA R D G R A N T S Return for 3 years

MAP OF REBECCA FARM A S P E C TAT O R ’ S G U I D E T O E V E N T I N G The ultimate test of horse and rider

REBECCA FARM SPECIAL PERSON Louise Leslie

H A LT C A N C E R AT X Making a big difference

REBECCA FARM HONORS Inaugural honorees

CONTENTS

WELCOME

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WELCOME TO

THE EVENT FROM SARAH BROUSSARD

elcome to the 21st running of The Event at Rebecca Farm! We are grateful to be hosting eventers from coast to coast, and extend a special welcome to those traveling the long, horse trailer miles from east of the Mississippi. We promise to make your trip a wonderful experience. From new eventers to some of our nation’s best CCI 4-star riders, The Event at Rebecca Farm is a place for everyone to challenge themselves, improve, and most importantly, enjoy the experience of one of the best three-day competitions in the world. Spectators, you are in for a treat! This type of gathering is a rare gem of talent, scenery and hospitality. Please take in every moment - enjoy an event-side picnic in the cool grass, snap pics of the sport’s best and brightest, wander the shopping fair for unique finds and grab a sweet something on your way out. Each year The Event at Rebecca Farm raises funds for our charitable initiative, Halt Cancer at X. From parking donations, competitor donations, special events, and auctions, we have raised more than $800,000 in the past 10 years to further breast cancer patient resources and research. As with everything at the Farm, this is a team effort, so thank you for your support, encouragement and joy in helping community members in need, as well as finding a cure for breast cancer. The courses are ready, the talent is immense and the backdrop is world class. We are so glad you’re here. Settle in and make yourself at home.

SA R A H B R OU S S A R D Event Organizer

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FOREWARD BY THE FEI PRESIDENT n behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the CC2*, CCI3* and CCI4* here at the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana (USA). As the excitement of the next few days unfolds, we will witness some of the world’s finest eventing horses and athletes showcase their talent, and once again be reminded of what makes Eventing one of the most remarkable of sports. The history of Rebecca Farm and equestrian sport dates back to a little over 20 years, with the first international Eventing competitions held in 2003 and the first CCI4* in 2019. Winner of last year’s CCI4*-L was James Alliston (USA) and compatriot Maya Black took the highest step of the podium in the CCI4*-S. It is with great anticipation that we await to discover who will be taking the winning title at this year’s edition!

Passionate by nature, equestrian sport requires caring, nurturing and compassion from athletes for their four-legged partners. The dynamic, edge of your seat competition you come to witness in Eventing, which has provided many incredible sporting moments Foreword By the FEI President and created unforgettable memories, finds its roots in values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. The combination of Dressage, Cross Country andof Jumping is Equestr On behalf the Fédération CC2*, CCI3* and CCI4* here at the hugely demanding and requires not only peak physical fitness from both horse and excitement of the next few days un horses and athletes showcase their t rider, but also a great mutual understanding. The unique bondone established between of the most remarkable of sport horse and human enables impressive feats of athleticism to be achieved and is the core The history of Rebecca Farm and eq first international Eventing competiti around which the whole FEI community revolves.

year’s CCI4*-L was James Alliston ( the podium in the CCI4*-S. It is wit taking the winning title at this year’s

To the Organisers, volunteers, officials and sponsors Passionate by nature, equestrian spo I send my heartfelt thanks for your continuous for their four-legged partners. The d in Eventing, which has provided ma efforts to make our sport the memories, best it can be. To all finds its roots in value combination of Dressage, Cross Coun the athletes, their families and support teams, I wish peak physical fitness from both hor unique bond established between ho you a fantastic event and the best of luck! Finally, be achieved and is the core around w to all the fans, I hope you will enjoy this event To the Organisers, volunteers, offi brought to you by such a dynamic team and wish youour spor continuous efforts to make support teams, I wish you a fantasti a memorable and enjoyable time, conducted in you will enjoy this event the brought to y spirit of great horsemanship. enjoyable time, conducted in the spi

Ingmar De Vos FEI President Ingmar De Vos FEI President

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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T U E S D AY 3 PM Cross-Country Course Open — Horse Trials divisions 5 :30PM Competitor Briefing — FEI & HT 9 AM-6P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours

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W E D N E S D AY: D R E S S A G E 8 AM-6P M Dressage: Arenas 2–5, Novice 1 0AM Horse Inspection Novice and Training Three-Day CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L 3 PM Cross-Country Course Open — FEI 7 AM-6P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours

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T H U R S D AY: D R E S S A G E & CROSS-COUNTRY 8 AM-5:30P M Dressage: Arenas 1–5, CCI2*-L, Novice and Training Three-Day, Training 8 :30AM-5P M Cross-Country: Novice 7 AM-6P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours 1 0AM-6P M Shopping Fair Hours

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F R I D AY: D R E S S A G E , C R O S S COUNTRY & SHOW JUMPING 8 AM-5:15P M Dressage: Arena 1-5, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, - CCI4*-L, Preliminary, Intermediate 8 :30AM-5:30P M Cross Country: Training, Novice and Training Three Day 8 AM-6P M Show Jumping: Novice 7 AM-6P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours 1 0AM-6P M Shopping Fair & Kid Zone Hours

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S AT U R D AY: C R O S S - C O U N T R Y & SHOW JUMPING 8 :30AM-5:30P M Cross-Country: Intermediate, CCI3*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI2*-L, Preliminary 1 0AM-5P M Show Jumping: Novice & Training Three-Day, Training 7 AM-6P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours 1 0AM-6P M Shopping Fair & Kid Zone Hours 7 :30PM -11P M Event Dinner and DJ in the Pavilion. Tickets available at the Hospitality Tent in Shopping Fair: Adults $30 • Kids Under Ten $15

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S U N D AY: S H O W J U M P I N G 8 AM Horse Inspection - CCI2*-L, CIC3*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L 1 0AM-3:30P M Show Jumping CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L Intermediate, Preliminary 7 AM-5P M Rebecca Farm Office Hours 1 0AM-3P M 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.

SCAN THE CODE! Check Ride Times and Results. View Cross Country and Facility Maps.

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SPONSORS

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PATRONS

PATRONS PLUS

Ellen Ahearn & Eric Markell Trainor & Karen Evans Four Hocks Eventing Bill & Melanie Grossman Jane Karas Wink & Joy Jordan Brian & Norma Murray Claudine & Dr. TC Origitano

Bud & Marlee Payne David Pickeral & Diane Smith Steven & Catherine Potter The Rudkin Family Vander Stoep, Blinks, Jones + Unzelman Darrell S. Worm The Lendrum Family In Loving Memory of JB, Ruthie & Spotless

PATRONS David & Ruth Ackroyd Joe & Tova Arnold John S. Chaney Discover Kalispell First Montana Bank Elizabeth (Betsy) Horsman LLC Glacier View Ranch Randy & Carol Kozlowski Kramer Family Fund Gilbert & Joyce Lynch

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The Messmer Family Diane Pitts PJ Rismon Paula & Frank Sweeney R.G. Thomas Professional Corp. Linda & Bryant Tiffany Shawn Turek Katie Van Alstyne Bet & Doug Wise Pat & Andy Young


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TEAM

ORGANIZING TEAM EVENT DIRECTOR Jerome Broussard EVENT ORGANIZER & SPOKESPERSON Sarah Broussard OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Alison Heppner ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR Jennifer Johnson DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Marcia Spano MONTANA EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, INC. CEO Jo Whitehouse MONTANA EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, INC. BOARD PRESIDENT AND TREASURER Jerome Broussard MONTANA EQUESTRIAN EVENTS, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sarah Broussard, Rebecca Broussard, David Dittman, Jane Karas, Beth Lendrum, Louise Leslie, Eric Markell, Brian Murray and Diane Pitts SECRETARY Christina Gray

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OFFICE STAFF Katie Trafton, Lynne Arnold and Katie Bystrom 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 David Cathcart, Zane Webb, Frank Cornell, Brian Blackmoore and Lucas Blackmoore FLOWERS Kris Wood and Terry Hilst SAFETY OFFICER Kim Vierra VETERINARIAN SERVICES COORDINATOR/ TREATING VETERINARIAN Bob Genovese, DVM AMBULANCE SERVICES Vitalogy EMS LLC

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STABLING COORDINATOR Louise Leslie ASSISTANTS Jim Moyer, Jeff Messmer and Nathan Larson CHIEF TIMERS/STARTERS Joy Jordan and Pat Revallier ROADS AND TRACKS COORDINATOR Zane Webb and Judy Ethell TIMERS/STARTERS Greg Benson, Jody Collins, Tim Hinderman, Hillary Lind, Mary Kay Wilson, Rachel Ambrose, Frank Sweeney & Rick Patterson SCORERS The Scoring Chix VETERINARY HOSPITAL LaSalle Equine Clinic SHOPPING FAIR COORDINATOR Alison Heppner ON SITE SUPERVISOR James Hooper CREW Alex Lopez, Meg Brummel and Emerald Krauss PUBLIC RELATIONS Sara Busse, Aspen Communications


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ORGANIZING TEAM HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS Elizabeth Lendrum, Mildred Shaw and Monica Brickman AMBASSADORS AND CREW Rebecca Broussard, John Shaw Chaney, Jeff Lendrum, Katsy Keel, Sara Torgerson, Jane Manzella, Nonnie Hopper, Julie Hill, Erin Hofmann, Danny Kisch, Sherrie Dahl, Jim Wilson, DVM and Maureen Wilson HOSPITALITY FLOWERS Heather Barton FLOWERS FOR COMPETITORS Monica Brickman SHUTTLE DRIVERS Tim Roe, Daniel Quinn and David Harris CHIEF PURCHASING COORDINATOR John Shaw Chaney

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER Shannon Brinkman CATERING COORDINATOR Les Simon CREW Beth Simon, Josh McGriff, Megan Groves, Emily Martin, Heather Barton, Baylor Johnson, Maren Schuman, Gina Carpenter, Jason Sanders, Jorden Keeney, Mariko Bryan and Raquel Tirado Prado VOLUNTEER CATERING COORDINATORS Maria Bienvenu and Livvy Bienvenu; Café Bienvenu CREW Linda Greco, Suzanne Keel, Adrienne Boyd, Kris Liang, Greg Keel, Theresa Mackey, Janice Rauthe, and Peggy Henderson

THE EVENT STORE Olivia Krause, Cajun Design LLC

REBECCA FARM PHOTOGRAPHER AND WATER STATIONS Jeff Lendrum

PROGRAM PROJECT MANAGEMENT/PUBLISHER SnowGhost Design

DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR Kim Turner

COVER/CREATIVE/DESIGN SnowGhost Design

CATERING SERVICES Salty Calf Catering, Desoto Grill, Kopper Kitchen, Porteus BBQ, Pepsi-Cola Kalispell and Flathead Valley Community College

EVENT VIDEOGRAPHER Debi and Bob Ravenscroft, Ride On Video

FARM MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Cathy Rasch FARM CREW Daren Wieferich, Tim Eash, Tyrel Miller, Stetson Miller, Ty Learn, William Thompson, Dillon Jewett, Bev Henry, Travys Agan, Jayden Davis, Taylor Fix, Alyssa Hammel, Ashley Hammel, Lindsey Hammel, Toby Diegel, Hayley Carstensen, Riliegh Sullivan, Avery Passons, Noah Oaks, Kaleb Turner, Kyler Turner and Scott Rossman AWARDS COORDINATOR Nikki Oaks ASSISTANTS Jane Karas, Leslie Mercord and Jennifer Willett GOLF CART RECOVERY TEAM Henri Clay Bienvenu, Reuben Bienvenu and Butch Thornton COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Daren Wieferich COMPUTER SERVICES Greg Naive, Flathead Apple Service TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS Lisa Drye, Flathead Travel Service

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OFFICIALS

2022 O F F I C I A L S Patricia Clifton F E I T E C H N I C A L D E L E G AT E

Bobby Stevenson PRESIDENT OF THE GROUND JURY

Andrew Temkin F E I A S S I S TA N T T E C H N I C A L D E L E G AT E

Whitney Eggers 3 D AY J U R Y M E M B E R

Christina Klingspor FEI PRESIDENT OF GROUND JURY

Amanda Wilgenburg DRESSAGE JUDGE

Julie Purgly FEI GROUND JURY

Joe Carbonari ANNOUNCING

Gretchen Butts FEI GROUND JURY

Malcolm Hook ANNOUNCING/CONTROL

Janis Linnan F E I S T E WA R D C H I E F

Jonathan Horowitz ANNOUNCING

Travis Page F E I D E P U T Y A S S I S TA N T S T E WA R D

Cyndi Kurth CONTROL/ANNOUNCING

Fran Cross F E I A S S I S TA N T S T E WA R D

The Scoring Chix SCORING

Margie Malloy F E I A S S I S TA N T S T E WA R D

Chris Barnard SHOW JUMPING DESIGNER

Mary Ellen Miller F E I A S S I S TA N T S T E WA R D

Ian Stark FEI CROSS COUNTRY DESIGNER

Karlene Osorio-Kohr F E I A S S I S TA N T S T E WA R D

Bert Wood N AT I O N A L C R O S S C O U N T R Y COURSE DESIGNER

Anne Baskett FEI VET Emily Sandler F E I A S S O C I AT E V E T Tim Murray T E C H N I C A L D E L E G AT E Cindy Deporter A S S I S TA N T T E C H N I C A L D E L E G AT E

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Steven Eash FARRIER Marion Eash FARRIER Louise Leslie S TA B L I N G C O O R D I N AT O R


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 OF THE COUNTLESS OTHERS

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RESULTS

2021 R E S U LT S C C I 4 * LO N G James Alliston Paper Jam C C I 3 * LO N G James Alliston Nemesis C C I 2 * LO N G Tommy Greengard Joshuay MBF CCI4* SHORT Maya Black Miks Master C OPEN I N T E R M E D I AT E Marc Grandia Sunsprite Seryndipity OPEN PRELIMINARY A Jordán Linstedt - Granquist Staccato OPEN PRELIMINARY B Lilly Linder Vergano OPEN PRELIMINARY C Jordán Linstedt- Granquist Lovely Lola JR. OPEN TRAINING A Maddie Smith Versace

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JR. OPEN TRAINING B Lizzie Hoff Hsh Explosion

SR. OPEN NOVICE A Jane Musselman Engapore

SR. OPEN TRAINING A Tommy Greengard Leonardo Diterma

SR. OPEN NOVICE B Jacqueline Cameron Penny Lane

SR. OPEN TRAINING B Tarra Gakstatter Ravaye

SR. OPEN NOVICE C Alyssa Tucker Arya

SR. OPEN TRAINING C Julie Williams Dark Horse

SR. OPEN NOVICE D Jennifer Haglin Socke B

SR. OPEN TRAINING D Natascha Eickert Mächtig Maus

SR. OPEN NOVICE E Tom Temmerman Boundless

TRAINING T H R E E - D AY Shelby Murray Reverie GWF

SR. OPEN NOVICE F Hailey Patno Quality On Trend

JR. OPEN NOVICE A Kayla Dumler Mateo

SR. OPEN NOVICE G Kelsey Holmes Karel H

JR. OPEN NOVICE B Keira Evans Khaya

NOVICE T H R E E - D AY Earl McFall Iluminada

JR. OPEN NOVICE C Brielle Scott Finoxen Wind


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VENDORS

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP! INSIDE THE BIG TENT A W E E B I T: We create sterling and copper bracelets hand formed to enclose exotic leather and gemstones. We made textile, leather handbags, and totes with tooled leather accents, hairpieces, bracelets, and wallets all hand made one piece at a time. BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN OF THE F L AT H E A D : Back Country Horsemen of the Flathead was formed in 1973 as a service organization dedicated to keeping trails open for stock on our public lands. B E E YO U R O W N VA L E N T I N E : Enjoy the luxurious feeling of Bee Your Own Valentine goat milk soap, lotion, and bees wax lip balm along with our other wonderfully moisturizing products.

BLUE WING W O O D C R A F T, L L C : Woodcraft, bridle racks, saddle racks, equine themed wall art, other wall art, outdoor furniture, cutting boards, keepsake boxes, pen cups, coasters, and pet items. BUCKAROO BLING: Handcrafted contemporary western and bohowestern jewelry for women in sterling silver, copper, American mined turquoise, and Montana deer leather. CHAMELEON BROWBANDS: Intriguing one-of-a-kind designs using crystal and semi-precious stones. In seconds, change the jewelry on your horse’s bridle or dog’s collar. Show off your favorite colors!

B E M E R – PAT T Y B LO N DA A N D TERESA HARKINS: Bemer, a breakthrough medical device that improves circulation-the core system necessary for optimal health. Visit our booth for human sessions. It only takes 10 minutes.

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DECO PONY~ C U S T O M S TA L L 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. DUBARRY OF I R E L A N D : Established in 1937, Dubarry of Ireland is a traditional European outdoor brand with a collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women. E D DY ’ S DA Z Z L I N G B L I N G : Eddy’s Dazzling Bling consists of beautiful jewelry accessories. Everything’s lead and nickel free, one of a kind,


VENDORS and styles are always changing. ENCHANTED BRAIDS: Handmade braided horse keepsakes for anyone who wants something special made from their own horse’s hair! ENGEL & VOLKERS WESTERN FRONTIER: We are the Northwest’s leading luxury real estate brokerage. Offering bespoke real estate experiences throughout Montana, Idaho, and Washington. EQUINE COPPER: We manufacture copper infused compression garments for horses. Maximize your performance with our unique line of products! GIDEON LAND D E V E LO P E R S , L L C CENTER FOR WA R R I O R S : We are a veteran center specially

designed with over 30 services specifically serving those who are struggling with severe PTSD and great physical damage in order to help eliminate veteran suicide. G L AC I E R S O T H E BY ’ S I N T E R N AT I O N A L R E A LT Y: We are a luxury real estate company that services Western Montana. HORSE SENSE HEALING, LLC: Inspiring and empowering youth and adults to heal and find freedom from old stories and expand into possibilities through the powerful Equine Gestalt Coaching Method. LAUREN BACON I L L U S T R AT I O N S : Watercolor and hand lettering art of landscapes, scripture, custom home portraits, custom commissions, greeting cards, and Montana

souvenirs. Class sign ups available. LEIA FOX DESIGNS: Vintage and contemporary Native American jewelry, custom handmade southwestern jewelry, and custom shaped palm leaf hats. L I F E WA V E : Packages of phototherapy patches for people and horses. For pain relief, energy, better sleep, and improved skin made up of 12 different patches. This therapy has no drugs involved. T H E LO G C A B I N : We offer custom Montana shirts. While you wait for your custom t-shirt and hoodies, you can also find canvas art, western decor, and jewelry. MEDSENSE MASSAGE AND WELLNESS T E C H N O LO G I E S L L C : We specialize in providing pain management products such as kneading massagers, portable TENS units, massage capes, and reusable heating pads. M O N TA N A B I S O N A N D L E AT H E R : We make hand-sewn tote bags, brief cases, purses, and backpacks. We’re veteran owned. Made in Montana certified and located in Kalispell.

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VENDORS T H E P U PA B L E EXPERIENCE, LLC: We sell dog enrichment toys, tug toys, dog beds, dog windbreakers, raincoats, and parkas. All natural dog shampoo and dog paw balm. 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. RUSELER’S CUSTOM C R E AT I O N S : Selling Tool & Knife Sharpeners, assorted knives, pockets and pouches.

MONTANA CRAFTED: Handmade leather bags, totes, satchels, messenger bags, and more! M O N TA N A M O U N TA I N M A M A 4 0 6 : Custom apparel clothing; t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tank tops, tumblers, coffee mugs, hats, and more! M O N TA R A D O D E S I G N S : Small furniture and picture frames, paintings, and heated therapy stuffed animals.

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NOBLE HORSE G A L L E R Y: Vintage equestrian collections, art, apparel, and gifts. Art prints and tamed art. Sweaters, peruses, and handbags. NORDIC ALLURE: Handmade soap, bath and body products including lotion, lip balm, facial serum, body butter, and natural deodorant. S AG E AC C E S S O R I E S : Statement accessories for women; effortlessly accessorize, feel puttogether + get more from your current wardrobe.

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SIENNA H A R A L S O N A R T: Horse themed stickers, high quality prints, original drawings, and paintings. Also on-site pet portrait commissions. SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY & G I F T S : Landscape, Wildlife, NW Montana & Glacier National Park Photography and Gifts: Canvas, Framed, and Wooden Photo Blocks are very popular! S H E L L BY YO U N G “EQUINE ARTIST”: Taking orders for custom horse portraits. Selling original equine oil paintings and prints. I’ll


VENDORS be personally signing my children’s horse book series “Whinny Nicker Neigh.”

materials, animal communication, free scans with consultations, and fufilling remedies.

SOOTHIES OF M O N TA N A : Fabric packs filled with flax seed to heat or freeze for natural pain relief. Neck ties, when soaked in water, turn cold and stay cold for days.

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T W K A L I S P E L L : Your Tupperware Connection: Tupperware, the products that have been helping you save time, waste, space and money for over 75 years. TWO BEAR THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER 5 0 1 C 3 : We are an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with special needs by facilitating emotional, physical, and social development through equine-assisted activities and therapies.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST M O N TA N A : The Humane Society of Northwest Montana, home of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center, is dedicated to finding loving homes for orphaned cats and dogs. M O N TA N A S TA R C R E AT I O N S : Beautiful beaded cut

crystal sun catchers, jewelry, bookmarks, and more! A local Montana crafter that is spreading sparkles and rainbows. S K E LT O N ’ S MOTORSPORTS: Massimo and Odes ATV/ Quads, UTV/side by sides, go-carts, mini bikes, and echo trailers. Easy financing and a one-year warranty. See dealer for details. S TA B L E F E E D : We are the world’s only manufacture of chia super food supplements for horses. We are also the only company

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VENDORS in North America growing, harvesting, and manufacturing sainfoin forage feeds for the equine marketplace. Easy, Extraordinary, and Effective! TRUSTED GEAR C O M PA N Y L L C : Trusted Gear Company is a local, family-owned retailer of quality work wear, tools, and outdoor gear. Swing by our booth and check us out! FOOD & BEVERAGE TRUCKS 4 0 6 B B Q : Southern styled BBQ; brisket, whole alligator, pulled pork, and more! BLACK GOLD E S P R E S S O : Black Gold espresso is a mobile espresso van that brews up delicious specialty beverages. From lattes, Americanos, and breves. To smoothies, Italian sodas, and Frappuccino’s. C ARL’S C OR N D OG S: Everyone loves a GREAT corndog and Carl’s Corn Dogs are THE BEST! Homemade batter, handdipped and, and fresh out of the fryer… just like Mom’s homemade bread right out of the oven! They simply don’t get any better! COLD STONE C R E A M E R Y: Stop by for some Montana Huckleberry Ice Cream or a Non-Dairy Sorbet fruit

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bowl! Root Beer Floats, Ice Cream Cookies and more! D & T B B Q : Family owned and operated BBQ food truck. Pulled pork is our staple, found in many of our menu items. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos is our specialty. F L AT H E A D LAKE BREWING C O M PA N Y: Montana's Liquid Treasure. Great beer calls for quality ingredients and quality ingredients require a healthy environment. Sustainable brewing makes better beer. HELL ON WHEELS (HELLROARING S A L O O N ) : Food trailer serving delicious food and a wide variety of items! NW ISLAND NOODLES & BOMBSHELL SWEETS: Japanese wok fired soba noodles served in a secret island sauce, mixed with 21 different wok fired vegetables. Can optionally be topped with teriyaki chicken. M O U N TA I N B E R R Y B O W L S : 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. P L U M P A N D S A S S Y: A taste of Montana, from our farm raised pork

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to our “almost famous raspberry chipotle BBQ sauce,” from our farm to your table. RESCUE DOG: Rescue dog sells gourmet hot dogs, huckleberry lemonade, and kids meals. A portion of every sale is donated to our local Humane Society. SWEET PEAKS ICE C R E A M : Handcrafted ice cream made in the mountains in Montana. Classic and creative flavors served in a variety of cups and cones. STABLING TRADE FAIR ARION HORSE S P O R T TA C K : We are becoming the French saddle industry leader. We provide high quality, luxury, and customer service with saddles to meet every horse and rider’s needs. BEMER-SUE BARRINGTON AND L I E S S A N Y E : BEMER, a patented PEMF device that improves circulation – the core system necessary for optimal health. Visit our booth for horse/human sessions. Only takes 10 minutes! EQUERRY’S AND FARRIER’S WIFE: We sell supplements for animals, along with topical natural fly repellents, wound cream, and hoof conditioner.


G A L L O P S : Gallops saddlery provides 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. G L A C I E R G O U R M E T: Our food truck services delicious healthy options at affordable prices. We offer lamb, beef, and chicken gyros, Montana cristos, shrimp on a stick, chicken super nachos, 8 different kinds of gourmet hotdogs, vegetarian options and 5 different salads. G L AC I E R S H AV E I C E : 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!

KERRITS PERFORMANCE EQUESTRIAN A P PA R E L : Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel and Gallops "popup" 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 USADEVOUCOUX: Saddles for show eventing, dressage, jumping, endurance, ponies and accessories. M O U N TA I N B E R R Y B O W L S : 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.

SCHLEESE SADDLERY SERVICE, INC: Schleese Saddlery specializes in saddles specifically fit for women that are infinitely adjustable for the horse, preventing long term damage due to poor saddle fit. STUBBEN NORTH A M E R I C A : We are a distributor of high quality saddles and accessories since 1894. Hand crafted saddles, leather goods and accessories. V O LTA I R E D E S I G N : We create custom saddles that combine style with unique technical features and they are the saddle of choice of top evening riders from around the world.

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USEA AMERICAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

ARE COMING TO REBECCA FARM! At the USEA Annual Meeting in December 1998 former president Denny Emerson asked the Board of Governors to consider creating a Festival of Eventing that would bring together riders at all levels to celebrate everything good about the sport. The goal was to develop a sense of camaraderie among riders, from the novice level to those at the very top echelons of the sport. Emerson used the example of the American Quarter Horse Congress to show what the value of such an event could be for members of the USEA. Throughout the first half of 1999, key governors and staff worked on a proposal to be presented to the full Board for approval at their August meeting. What would be the best format for such a festival? How could such an enterprise

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be self-supporting? What educational programs should be included? How could we promote such a complex but exciting endeavor to the membership? With Board approval obtained, the work began in earnest. A site selection committee was formed, and organizers were encouraged to submit applications to host the championships. The type and level of divisions and qualification criteria were developed, solicitations for trophies were sent out, with the response being overwhelming. The inaugural USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) was held 18 years ago in 2004. A total of 413 starters competed in the first AEC. In 2004, there was no such thing as livestreaming of the competition. However, the USEA was able to run the cross-country commentary


over the USEA website. Staff notified the commentator that the grandparents of one junior rider lived in Spain and were going to tune in. Giles Rowsell then vividly described the young girl’s ride over every fence, making it a highlight of the day for both the young rider and her family. Today, thanks to the modern technology of livestreaming, family members all over the world can watch riders compete in all three phases. The AEC has seen many milestones over the years. Originally, levels from Novice to Advanced were held, but the demand

for a Beginner Novice level could not be ignored and in 2006 all six levels of competition were represented. In 2014, the first USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) were held in conjunction with AEC; in 2018, ‘festival classes' ran alongside championship divisions for the first time; and the first Modified level division was introduced in 2021. In that same year, the AEC garnered more than 1,000 entries, making it the largest eventing competition in North American history. It can indeed be said that the AEC has now become the pinnacle for eventing in the United States.

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This year’s AEC will have up to 23 divisions and will offer all levels from Beginner Novice through the Advanced level, including the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final. It will also host the 2022 USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. Through the years, the AEC has been held across the country at eight different venues. The first AEC was held at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina and remained there until 2006. Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, was chosen as the host site from 2007 to 2009. From 2010 to 2012, the AEC moved to Fairburn, Georgia, at Chattahoochee Hills, and from there, it went to the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas, from 2013 to 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the AEC was held in Tryon,

North Carolina, at Tryon International Equestrian Center, with the same organizers running it at the Colorado Horse Park in 2018. 2019 saw the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington hosting the championships and receiving record-breaking entries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AEC was canceled but returned to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2021, with the number of entries exceeding those of 2019. The 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships will be held here at Rebecca Farm in northwest Montana, marking the first time the AEC has been held in Area VII. This year’s AEC will be an unforgettable experience, and we are excited to see you there!


STRIDES FOR

EQUALITY trides for Equality Equestrians is a non-profit organization developed by Eventers to promote the sport through inclusivity and allyship. SEE’s mission is to create equitable opportunities for BIPOC equestrians and to foster an encouraging environment of inclusion and belonging within the sport. SEE provides access grants to community riding centers, has developed a professional pathways program that provides scholarships for equine careeroriented individuals, promotes allyship and team building within equestrian sport, and engages and educates about the historical culture and evolution of broader participation within the horse world. SEE has accomplished a lot since its founding in the fall of 2020!

week, housing and a stipend to cover living expenses, competition fees, and coaching at competitions. Helen Casteel was the first recipient of the bi-annual Ever So Sweet Scholarship. She and her OTTB, Abel, spent three months training with Sara at Overlook Farm Equestrian Center in Berryville, VA in summer 2021. Sierra Lesny, the second scholarship recipient, spent winter 2022 in Ocala, FL training with Sara at Overlook South. Sierra worked with her young OTTB

EVER SO SWEET SCHOLARSHIP In spring 2021, SEE created the first scholarship to provide a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with upper-level professionals. Edy Rameika and Sara Kozumplik provide the sponsored internship, which covers expenses for full board and training costs for the recipient’s horse, several lessons per

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mare, networked with top professionals, and was very successful riding in clinics and events on Sara’s horse, Sebastian. Sierra finished her scholarship by winning the Sr. Novice Rider division at Rocking Horse Spring Horse Trials on her dressage score of 25.6! The scholarship is ongoing and will continue to provide this amazing opportunity for two riders per year.

SEE DEVELOPS PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE ACCESS TO EVENTING AND PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SPORT: In addition to The Event at Rebecca Farm, the team at MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Great Meadow International (MARSGMI) partnered with SEE to give local young riders a VIP experience at the 2021 event as part of the organizing committee’s commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sport of Eventing. Recognizing that financial barriers might prevent interested folks from attending

the event, which requires the purchase of entrance tickets, the MARSGMI organizing committee donated two tailgating spots for riders from White Oak Stables in Warrenton, Virginia. SEE works to support programs like White Oak’s that provide access to diverse young equestrians by leveraging our partnerships to create unique opportunities for their participants to broaden their equestrian experience. We also offer direct financial support through our Access Grant program. SEE was proud to award a $2,500 Access Grant to fund Detroit Horse Power’s summer camp programming in 2021.

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Detroit Horse Power’s Founder and Executive Director, David Silver, reflected on the impact of the Access Grant:

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The SEE leadership team continues to work hard to engage new allies at in-person events and online. SEE advertises many opportunities for employment and scholarships targeted toward the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Members of the team serve on the USEF and USEA DEI committees, and work at the local level to advance anti-racism and equity within our equestrian communities. Check out more of the programs, as well as volunteer and donation opportunities on the website: stridesforequality.org and follow SEE on social media. Be an ally and help SEE the change! REBECCAFARM.ORG

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GRANTS

GOING FORWARD Grants to Return for Three Years

n 2020, Eventing was going through its toughest year ever with events cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Very few grants requiring a current competition record were awarded. Enter Beth Lendrum, a Rebecca Chaney Broussard Grant Committee member. Beth wanted to keep USEA members involved and looking forward to all the ways they could be involved in the sport, and not necessarily on the back of a horse. Beth suggested a new idea that would give back and benefit the sport at different levels. This concept supports USEA members by encouraging participation in educational/developmental, as well as horsemanship programs. Collaborating with husband Jerome Broussard and RCB Committee members, Sharon Anthony, Carol Kozlowski, Sharon White and Jo Whitehouse, Beth designed the Going Forward Grants to cover three educational areas: 1. Horsemanship Immersion Program 2. USEA Instructors’ Certification Program 3. Eventing Officials ‘r’ Training Program

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The grants were intended as a one-time opportunity when they were offered in 2020. However, the reception they received, and the success achieved by the grant recipients, inspired the Broussard family, through their Charitable Foundation Trust, to offer the Going Forward Grants each year for the next three years. The grants will be awarded to eligible and qualified USEA Members through an application, interview, and review process. So, if you want to spend a week with a top rider immersed in all things horse related, then be sure to apply for a Going Forward Horsemanship Immersion grant. If you see yourself as an instructor teaching safe riding skills, the Instructors’ Certification Program is for you. Or maybe judging dressage or officiating as a technical delegate at a USEA event has been a goal of yours for years, then don’t hesitate to apply for a grant that could kickstart your career as an official. Get ready for a whole new adventure with a Going Forward Grant! Please visit https://useafoundation.org/ broussard-charitable-foundation-trustgoing-forward-grants for full details and to submit an online application.


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POINTS OF INTEREST H O S P I TA L I T Y Stop by the Welcome & Hospitality Tent, ask questions about the best way to enjoy your day, view past Event photos and history, and purchase The Event Program.

SHOPPING FAIR This showcase of vendors represents the NW and beyond. Browse jewelry, saddles, arts and crafts, and grab something to eat from one of the many food concessions. Plus, bring your kids to the weekend Kid Zone!

KID ZONE Bring the entire family and come enjoy the Rebecca Farm Kid Zone, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We offer pony rides, face painting/arts and crafts, and mini golf!

EVENT STORE Purchase Event logo wear and one-of-a-kind souvenir tees, hats, shirts, jackets, Halt Cancer at X products, gifts and more.

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A S P E C TAT O R ' S G U I D E T O

EVENTING HORSE-AND -RIDER COMBOS C O M P L E T E T H E U LT I M AT E T E S T By: Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore

venting, considered the triathlon of equestrian competition, proves the athleticism and partnership of horses and riders. Competitors must complete three distinct phases, with scores in each phase combining for the final placings. Whether you seek the harmony and grace of dressage, the stamina and bravery of crosscountry, or the precision and agility of stadium jumping, the sport has something for every spectator to enjoy.

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CROSS-COUNTRY The ultimate test of stamina, bravery, and partnership between horse and rider, the cross-country phase is exciting for competitors and spectators.

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LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU WILL SEE THROUGHOUT

THE EVENT AT REBECCA FARM THE THREE PHASES Dressage: This French word actually means “training.” As the first of three tests, dressage is meant to show that the horse can be obedient and the horseandrider pair harmonious. It is ridden in an arena with low sides and letters around the perimeter. Competitors perform the test from memory (different levels have different tests), executing certain movements at the different letters indicated. It’s a bit like the compulsory figures in figure skating. A great dressage test should be graceful and quiet—in other words, the horse should look as though he is performing without input from the rider. The judge or judging panel looks for obedience, lightness, and “acceptance of the bridle,” which means that the horse is steady in his head and body carriage and connected to the rider through the seat, legs, and reins. A fussy horse, or one that spooks, speeds up, or otherwise looks unhappy will get a lower score on the movements. Cross-Country: This second phase is the most exciting and demanding of the three phases, and the one many spectators enjoy the most. Horses

emerge from the start box and gallop across over undulating terrain, with 24 to 36 solid obstacles, within the time allowed—again, this is specified by level. This is the ultimate test of the horse’s fitness, stamina, and bravery. The rider’s knowledge of pace and of his or her horse’s specific strengths and weaknesses also factor in. Cross-country obstacles include wide tables, water jumps, ditches, up- and down-banks, and many more. The natural terrain also plays a role, and a cross-country course designer takes the hills and valleys of the course into consideration when placing jumps. The obstacles are flagged—white on the left and red on the right. Horse and rider must jump between them, though knocking down a flag does not incur any penalties as long as the horse’s shoulder is inside the flags. Show Jumping: Also referred to as the jumping test, this phase features 12 to 15 obstacles in an arena. Unlike the fences in the cross-country phase, the jumps are constructed from rails that come down when hit. As in the cross-country phase, the jumps are flagged, and each jump is numbered in the order it’s to be jumped.

A FEW FAC TS ABO U T E V E N T ING Riders compete the same horse throughout the event. It’s also one of the few sports where men and women compete against each other. And as far as age—well, most riders get better as they get older, so it’s not unusual to see high-level competitors in their 50s.

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DRESSAGE A great dressage ride is characterized by grace, fluidity, and softness.

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Riders must start after the judge blows the whistle (or rings a bell), and time starts once the horse goes through the timers. The aim of the show jumping phase is to leave all of the jump rails up while completing the course within the time limit. Horses must be both precise and agile, which may be particularly difficult after the rigors of complet - ing cross-country the previous day. At the end of the three phases, the penalties are calculated, and the rider with lowest score—lowest number of penalties—is declared the winner of their division.

A CONCISE HISTORY Originally called “military” (militaire, as it was called in French), eventing has its roots in training for the battlefield. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), which governs the discipline at its highest levels, states that “eventing

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originated as a military competition that tested officers and horses in challenges that could occur on- or off-duty. It also provided a basis to compare training standards between the cavalries of different countries.” Eventing first appeared as an Olympic event in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, and was considered the complete test of a young army officer’s charge. Horses and riders completed five tests that included endurance (roads and tracks), cross-country, steeplechase (speed), jumping, and dressage. The endurance and cross-country phases took place over approximately 34 miles and had a total time limit of four hours! The steeplechase included 10 obstacles over a two-mile course. The jumping portion required 15 obstacles that measured more than four feet high with a maximum spread of nearly 10 feet. Riders competed for both team and individual medals and only


commissioned officers could compete until after World War II. With various changes in format, eventing has been included in nearly all Olympic Games since then, save during the World Wars. As mounted troops gave way to tanks during World War II, Olympic eventing also saw a change in its team compositions. The 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, brought the first civilian competitors. The first female Olympic eventer competed in 1964. The sport remained fairly unchanged until 2004, when a new format was introduced. Sometimes called the “short format,” this new system removed the endurance and speed phases, leaving only dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. The change was a compromise that made the

sport more television-friendly and took up less land and resources—a necessity to keep the sport in the Olympic line-up.

THE SPORT TODAY The Event at Rebecca Farm offers competitors and spectators alike the opportunity to see both the “classic” eventing format, which, on endurance day, includes roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country, and the modern short format that is part of the international competition landscape. Over the five days of competition, there are divisions that range novice all the way up to the CCI**** (Concours Complet International four star), which showcases some of the most talented horses and riders competing at the top of the sport internationally.

SCORING Dressage: Each dressage test movement receives a score on a scale from 0, meaning “not performed,” to 10, meaning “excellent.” The total score is then converted into “penalties.” So, the higher the score, the lower the penalties assigned. These penalties carry forward through the other phases, which is why the dressage phase is so important to the end result. Cross-Country: Penalties are incurred when a horse stops in front of a jump, runs beyond it without jumping, or jumps outside of the flags. Time penalties are added for going over the time allowed or even coming in too fast. The term “double clear” means that the horse incurred no jumping or time penalties. Any penalties are added to those from the dressage. Multiple refusals or the fall of horse or rider are grounds for elimination. Show Jumping: Refusals, knockdowns, and exceeding the time allowed incur penalties, which are added to those from dressage and cross-country.

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CLASSIC COMPETITION The Event at Rebecca Farm is one of only a handful of competitions to host a “classic” event. Sometimes called a “three-day” or “long format,” it includes dressage on day one, endurance on day two, and stadium on day three. Endurance has four phases: A and C are roads and tracks, B is steeplechase, and D is cross-country obstacles. Rebecca Farm offers the three-day at the novice and training levels. The classic event is the ultimate test of horseand- rider fitness. During phases A and C (roads and tracks), riders trot through marked gates over several kilometers, warming up their horses and pacing them to meet an optimum time. After phase A, riders continue SPECTATOR SAFETY to phase B, the steeplechase. This is made up of & COMFORT several brush fences set on an oval track. These Eventing is a fun sport for are taken at speed, and horses are encouraged competitors and spectators alike! to jump through the brush rather than over it. Particularly on cross-country day, we encourage you to go out on the After steeplechase, the riders bring the horses course to watch. Feel free to move back to the trot for phase C, which is like phase around the grounds throughout the day to see all the obstacles A, only longer and slower and meant to help being negotiated. Because of the cool down the horse. nature of the event, there are a few considerations to keep in mind for everyone’s safety: Enjoy walking the course but keep a “heads up” attitude. Horses always have the right of way. Stay behind any marked barriers or ropes, and cross only where allowed. Look both ways and listen for warning whistles before crossing the course. Be aware of galloping or loose horses. Stay out of pathways and away from obstacles. Remember that courses change throughout the day without much warning, so what was safe one minute can be dangerous the next. Supervise children at all times, and keep pets on a short leash.

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After phase C, the rider brings the horse to the “10-minute box” for veterinary inspection and cooling out before moving on to cross-country. After the rider dismounts, the vet will check the horse’s temperature; pulse; and respiration, which is when proper conditioning, preparation, and a good team on the ground are proven. Provided the horse has recovered sufficiently, the rider will get back on and continue to phase D, the cross-country.


SHOW JUMPING The third phase, show jumping, tests agility and precision, as well as fitness.

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SOUNDNESS The horse’s physical conditioning and soundness is a critical part of eventing competition. The day prior to dressage, a ground jury and the show veterinarian inspect all horses competing at the FEI (international) levels. As the riders jog them in-hand on a firm surface, the judges watch for any signs of lameness. “The jog” is open to spectators, and horses and riders are turned out to the nines with horses braided and coats polished. A second jog takes place the morning prior to the show jumping phase and follows the same format. This jog is perhaps more critical because it comes after the rigors of crosscountry day. It showcases horses’ fitness, as well as the horsemanship skills of riders and grooms who spend hours the night before icing legs and providing drug-free treatments to help the horse feel good and pain-free in the final phase.

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LOUISE LESLIE R E B E C C A FA R M S P E C I A L P E R S O N

f there is a volunteer gene, Lou Leslie has it. Lou devotes hours of her time to Eventing at the national level and especially in her local Eventing community. Add to that caring for her family and her horses while constantly working to improve her riding skills, and you have someone whose life is full to the brim.

a volunteer was needed to take over the Area Adult Rider Program, and who better for the job than Lou. Her next volunteer position was as the Area VII Chairperson, a complex and time-consuming job that she juggled alongside her greatest priority, her family, which now included sons Alex and Brodie.

Upon discovering Eventing, the sport that means more to her than all others, Lou (not to mention her husband Neil) could not have known where this new hobby would take her and the ways in which her life would be forever changed. However, as Lou began to get involved with the administrative side of the sport, she found no one more supportive than Neil and freely confesses she could not have accomplished any of her goals without his encouragement and cooperation.

Lou had competed at the Herron Park Horse Trials in Kalispell back in the nineties. Rebecca Broussard organized the event, and Lou became great friends with the Broussard family through volunteering there. When the competition moved to Rebecca Farm in 2002, Lou followed and quickly jumped in to help with anything and everything that needed to be done to make the competition a success. She has competed and volunteered at almost every event at Rebecca Farm since. Lou has a knack for knowing what needs to be done and what she can do to do to make things happen. Managing and assigning a large number of horse stalls at Rebecca Farm is complex and time-consuming. Still, when organizer Sarah Broussard asked for her help, she willingly took over the role and today handles stall allocation for more than 650 horses, catering to the needs of each competitor and answering hundreds of questions without ever getting ruffled.

Lou started Eventing with her horse, Cliffhanger, after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a master’s degree in education. They completed their first event at the Meadows of Moorpark, and she was completely hooked after jumping her first cross-country round. Meeting and marrying Neil led to a move to Redmond, Washington, where Lou began to compete at events in Area VII. It wasn’t long before

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She creates and maintains charts that tell her where every horse can be found. “This is my version of Sudoku,” Lou says with her usual smile, but only Lou can say where she finds time to play Sudoku or Wordle. Somewhere amid this activity, she finds time to care for her horses and prepare them to compete each day. After Becky passed away in December 2010, the family established the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders’ Grants. Lou was asked to chair the committee and has done so with great skill for twelve years. Each year, she schedules two full days of interviews for grant applicants at the farm and juggles this with myriad other responsibilities. The Trust has invested more than $1,000,000 in our riders to assist them in gaining the education and experience essential to competing for the USA on international teams and has just announced the grant will continue through 2024. So, Lou’s work will continue, and she has every reason to be proud of her leadership role in this undertaking. For most people, it may be time to sit back and concentrate on their riding. Not Lou! Just ask Jonathan Elliott, USEA Board Member and organizer of Aspen Horse Trials in Yelm, Washington. “Lou is amazing; she is involved in everything in Area VII,” Jonathan said. “She serves on the Area Council. She manages all the awards programs, tracks points for year-end awards, and organizes educational clinics and camps, making Area VII the best in the country, especially

for Adult Riders. Lou is the glue that keeps Area VII together.” Former USEA President Brian Sabo agrees. “I have been friends and volunteer associates with Lou Leslie for many years. We served together on the USEA Board and multiple committees as well as the USEA ICP (Instructors Certification Program) Workshops. When Lou had the challenging position as Chair of the USEA Adult Riders Committee, she made me aware of how she could walk gracefully through a minefield with a smile. Lou values beginners, amateurs, young riders, and professionals equally. I asked Lou to consider being USEA President more times than I can remember. I am so happy she finally said yes.” Lou’s volunteer gene has kicked in again! In December, she will become President of the USEA from 2023 to 2025. She is proud to continue building on the work of the current President, Max Corcoran, who has done much to lead the organization and the sport through the pandemic which proved two of its toughest years ever. Jonathan Elliott agrees with Brian Sabo. "The upper-level riders garner much of the attention, but it is the lower-level riders who need the support. Lou understands this, and the Beginner Novice rider is as important to her as the Advanced rider.” Lou is an irreplaceable member of the Rebecca Farm Team, and in return for all she has done, she will have the support of all who know, love, and respect her as she takes on her new responsibilities. We’ve got you, Lou!

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USEA CLASSIC SERIES

PRELIMINARY THREE-DAY EVENTS

NOVICE THREE-DAY EVENTS

Waredaca | Oct. 21-23 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II)

IEA | June 3-5 | Edinburgh, Ind. (Area VIII)

MODIFIED THREE-DAY EVENTS

Coconino | July 7-9 | Flagstaff, Ariz. (Area X)

Waredaca | Oct. 21-23 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II)

TRAINING THREE-DAY EVENTS IEA | June 3-5 | Edinburgh, Ind. (Area VIII) Coconino | July 7-9 | Flagstaff, Ariz. (Area X) Rebecca Farm | July 20-24 | Kalispell, Mont. (Area VII) Spokane | Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 | Spokane, Wash. (Area VII) Hagyard Midsouth | Oct. 19-23 | Lexington, Ky. (Area VIII)

Rebecca Farm | July 20-24 | Kalispell, Mont. (Area VII) Spokane | Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 | Spokane, Wash. (Area VII) Waredaca | Oct. 21-23 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II) Ram Tap | Nov. 18-20 | Fresno, Calif. (Area VI)

BEGINNER NOVICE THREE-DAY EVENTS Coconino | July 7-9 | Flagstaff, Ariz. (Area X) Kentucky Classique | Sept. 2-4 | Lexington, Ky. (Area VIII) Spokane | Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 | Spokane, Wash. (Area VII)

Waredaca | Oct. 21-23 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II)

Waredaca | Oct. 21-23 | Laytonsville, Md. (Area II)

Ram Tap | Nov. 18-20 | Fresno, Calif. (Area VI)

Ram Tap | Nov. 18-20 | Fresno, Calif. (Area VI)

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HOWARD SIMPSON FOR ALL THE YEARS OF GENEROUS AND ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR USEF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

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HALT CANCER AT X GRANT PROGRAM MARKS FIRST DECADE OF GIVING Halt Cancer at X began in 2012 as a onetime fundraising effort by Sarah Broussard in memory of her mother Becky, founder of The Event. Ten years later, it continues as an ongoing charitable initiative of Montana Equestrian Events, Inc., and has so far provided over $800,000 in national research and community grants to deserving organizations and projects.

at changes in the BRCA2 gene that put a woman at an increased risk of breast cancer. Women with a mutation to this gene are 60% more likely to develop breast cancer.

“The support for Halt Cancer is way beyond anything I ever expected, when I first had this little idea to honor my mom”, said Sarah. “Being able to support so many local programs, and also help to fund innovative research that could be a game changer, means so much.”

“We’ve been trying to classify these variants for more than 20 years,” said Dr. Yadav, “that’s why it’s transformative - we’re trying to do two decades of research in one year.”

The grant committee reviewed eight research proposals before awarding the 2021 research grant of $50,000 to Drs. Siddartha Yadav and Fergus Couch of the Mayo Clinic. Using CRISPR gene-editing technology, the researchers are looking

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“This is the type of research we get excited about,” said Sarah, “it could really change the landscape of breast cancer detection, and quickly.”

“Dr. Yadav and Dr. Fergus’ work addresses a clinical question affecting women in our community every day,” said Dr. Melissa Kaptanian, a surgical oncologist at Logan Health and Chair of the Halt Cancer at X Grant Committee. “We’re hopeful that their investigation into these genetic markers will dramatically change the lives of women and their families in the near term.”


GRANT RECIPIENTS 2012 - 2021

NATIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS

Dr. Mario Capecchi, University of Utah Dr. Robert Mutter, Mayo Clinic Dr. Alana Welm, Huntsman Cancer Institute Drs. Siddartha Yadav and Fergus Couch, Mayo Clinic COMMUNITY GRANTS Programs & services from CANCER SUPPORT & SURVIVORSHIP offers support groups, exercise programs and nutrition classes, to help heal and strengthen cancer survivors. The WINKLEY MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COACH travels the state providing screenings to women without access to a local imaging center. SAVE A SISTER is committed to breast cancer awareness and prevention. CHICKS N CHAPS provides financial support to families affected by breast cancer.

"We’re very appreciative of and humbled by the support of our local and eventing communities," says Sarah. "Without them, Halt Cancer at X wouldn’t have been so successful. It’s with their support that we’re able to help individuals affected by breast cancer, both locally and nationally."

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WINGS REGIONAL CANCER SUPPORT assists with costs of travel to receive breast cancer treatment. CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY MONTANA offers the Big Sky Mending in the Mountains weekend. CASTING FOR RECOVERY® combines peer support, education, and the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. FLATHEAD CANCER AID SERVICES helps individuals with their nonmedical expenses, such as food, housing and utilities.

Halt Cancer at X Initiative Montana Equestrian Events, Inc. A 501(c)3 Non Profit organization. Tax ID #81-0530627

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REBECCA FARM HONORS

he Rebecca Farm Honors have been established to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to the creation and ongoing success of The Event at Rebecca Farm. Jo Whitehouse announced the first honorees in July 2021 during a special Start Box Party program commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Event. Additional honorees may be named in the coming years at the recommendation of the Rebecca Farm Honors Review Committee. Trees will be planted along Rebecca Farm’s Lake Jerome as lasting tributes to all honorees.

CAPT. MARK PHILLIPS Mark Phillips is a five-star course designer and organizer of Gatcombe Horse Trials and the British Festival of Eventing in England. His experience designing and managing a world-class competition made him the ideal person to help Becky Broussard establish The Event at Rebecca Farm. Mark also had an illustrious career as a competitor representing Britain at two Olympic Games, two World Championships, and the 1971 European Championships. He won Badminton Horse Trials four times and won Burghley Horse Trials in 1973. Mark designed the Burghley five-star courses for many years in addition to his role as Coach and Chef d’equipe to the US Eventing Team from 1994 through 2012. He designed every course at Rebecca Farm for ten years and was a constant source of support and guidance to Becky, Jerome, and Sarah. It was no surprise that Becky would call upon him to help her ensure that the cross-country courses at Rebecca Farm would meet international standards. For Mark’s invaluable contribution to the development, growth, and success of The Event at Rebecca Farm, he deserves to be one of the first to be named to the Rebecca Farm Honors List.

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JACK LE GOFF Jack Le Goff was a graduate of the famous French Cadre Noir, the elite corps of instructors at the French Military Riding Academy. He rode on the French team in the 1960 Rome Olympics and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and following that, coached the French Three-day Team. He became the Coach and Chef d’equipe of the US Team in 1971 and, together with Neil Ayer, then President of the USEA, put American Eventing on the map. Jack held the record for coaching more medal-winning teams than any other coach in history. He went on to coach the Canadian team and became a consultant to the then USET. Jack was an FEI judge and an advisor to the President of the FEI, the late Pilar de Borbon. For Becky Broussard, he was a friend, counselor, and one of the most influential people in creating, designing, and developing The Event at Rebecca Farm. As the original designer of the FEI World Cup of Eventing, he was instrumental in the Event at Rebecca Farm becoming the only World Cup qualifier. Jack willingly made himself available to Becky and Sarah and became a great family friend. Becky would be the first to say that he more than deserves his place as one of Rebecca Farm’s inaugural honorees.

REBECCA CHANEY BROUSSARD Becky was a visionary, but not only that, she was a doer. No one deserves to be honored by the event she dreamed of creating more than Rebecca Chaney Broussard. Dreaming about what could be was not enough for Becky. She knew what needed to be done to make that dream come true and then put together the team to help her achieve her goals. Becky was a philanthropist. She saw a need and was one hundred percent committed to fulfilling that need. Becky wanted to help people with talent but not always the means to achieve their goals, so she gave them the leg-up they needed. Several riders in the northwest found themselves riding for Team Rebecca. There are ways that Becky helped riders that she never wanted us to know about, and today we are still learning about the generosity this woman showed to others that made Rebecca Broussard the legend she is. But Becky believed that one of the best ways she could help horses and riders was by giving them a place to hone their skills, develop their techniques, and reach their own goals in the sport. Whether it was completing the novice three-day event, winning their first FEI two-star competition, or reaching the pinnacle of the event by winning the Four-star Long, Becky wanted to make that happen for them in a safe and secure environment. And she wanted to provide that opportunity here in the West at her beloved Rebecca Farm. Even though we have lost Becky, her legacy lives on, and we are all committed to continuing her work. Twenty years on, we are very proud to pay tribute to the woman without whom we would not be sitting in this superb facility. The Event at Rebecca Farm Honors its founder and creator, Rebecca Chaney Broussard. REBECCAFARM.ORG

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2022 USEA AMERICAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 4 REBECCA FARM | KALISPELL, MONTANA www.useventing.com/aec

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