The USEA Foundation announced that the Broussard Charitable Foundation has approved an increase in the amount of the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Grant from $30,000 to $50,000. The grant is in memory of one the sport’s greatest benefactors, Rebecca Broussard who passed away in 2010, and is awarded to assist and encourage the development of event riders at the highest level of the sport. These grants will be awarded to offset some of the travel and training expenses in the pursuit of achieving the qualities of an international rider. This grant is not available to any rider who has already achieved the honor of representing the United States of America on an international team.
The successful recipient will have competed in the CIC*** or CCI*** at the upcoming Event at Rebecca Farm (Montana) and will have participated in the interview process with the panel responsible for awarding the grant. The Broussard Charitable Foundation also makes Travel Grants available to assist eligible riders in making the journey to The Event at Rebecca Farm. Applications for these grants must be made before June 20. Applications are available here.
The USEA Foundation is truly grateful for the generosity shown by the Broussard Charitable Foundation in making these grants available. Rebecca was a much-loved member of the USEA, and in addition to her philanthropy, she served as a board member of the association and as a trustee of the USEA Foundation for many years. The sport is indebted to Rebecca, and the USEA Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to keep her memory alive through the administration of these grants.