World Cup Competition Returns to Rebecca Farm
Kalispell, MT, USA
The world's best horses and riders will compete in The Event at Rebecca Farm July 22-25, 2010, with free admission for spectators to the largest equestrian triathlon in the US and one of only twelve stops on the HSBC FEI World Cup tour. Competitors will vie for more than $50,000 in prize money and over $30,000 in trophies and tack awards while they compete in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.
For nearly a decade, Rebecca Farm has created courses of the highest quality — and The Event is the biggest of its kind in the United States with more than 450 competitors, 350 volunteers, and nearly 20,000 spectators. In addition to the competition, a trade fair with arts and crafts is also offered throughout The Event with a wide range of food concessions.
"The Event at Rebecca Farm is truly world class," said Jim Wolf, executive director of sports programs for the United States Equestrian Federation. "The facilities, the footing, and outstanding organization combine to create a premier World Cup event."
As part of the FEI Global Education Program to expand and raise the quality and experience of Eventing Officials worldwide, Rebecca Farm will host officials from both Ireland and Australia. Captain Mark Phillips, one of the leading designers in the world for equestrian courses, will again return to Rebecca Farm to redesign the nine cross country courses that include three water complexes and 150 different jumps.
"It's wonderful to host our sixth World Cup event," said Rebecca Broussard. "We enjoy helping riders in the West compete on the world stage and are thrilled to continue to bring this level of competition to Montana."
Rebecca Farm is set on 640 acres in a vast glacial valley surrounded by mountain peaks amidst ponds, waterfalls and a creek. Spectators may walk the cross-country course along flagged alleys or watch the overall course from an elevated large grassy area with a great vantage point of the complex.
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