The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced The Dutta Corp./USEF Eventing High Performance Flight Grant recipients. Established for eventing athletes who are targeting the 2024 Olympic Games, the grants were awarded to Will Coleman and Chin Tonic HS and Boyd Martin and Fedarman B.
USEF awarded the two air transportation grants with a value up to $20,000 each to be used toward horse flight expenses for the combinations as they aim for Les 5 Étoiles de Pau CCI5*-L (France), Oct. 26-29.
Coleman (Ocala, Florida) and Chin Tonic HS, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Hyperion Stud, LLC, won the Carolina International CCI4*-S (North Carolina) and were 11th in the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L in the horse’s five-star debut. Martin (Cochranville, Pennsylvania) and Fedarman B, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by the Annie Goodwin Syndicate, won the Tryon International Three-Day Event CCI4*-S (North Carolina) and were eighth in the Luhmuhlen CCI5*-L (Germany) in the horse’s debut at the level.
“The Dutta Corp.’s support for US Equestrian’s eventing programs and Olympic hopefuls is influential in achieving the goal of earning medals on the international stage,” USEF CEO Bill Moroney said in a press release announcing the grants. “We are thrilled to present the travel grants to these talented U.S. combinations aiming for strong results abroad and a chance to represent their country in 2024.”
“We are delighted and honored to support our amazing human and horse athletes to compete at the world stage as we prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games podium,” said Tim Dutta, founder and CEO of The Dutta Corp. “We are humbled to give these fine horses wings.”