Broussard Family Establishes $250,000 Equestrian Grant

By Beacon Staff

The late Rebecca Broussard’s family has established a $250,000 grant with the United States Equestrian Association (USEA) Endowment Trust to promote equestrian training and competition.

Broussard is the founder of The Event at Rebecca Farm, one of most esteemed equestrian events in the nation. Rebecca Farm is located just outside of Kalispell. Broussard passed away on Christmas Eve of last year after battling cancer.

The Rebecca Broussard International Rider Grant was announced in Lexington, Kentucky at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event by Kyra King Stuart, chair of the USEA Endowment Trust. Stuart was joined by Broussard’s husband, Jerome, and her daughter, Sarah Broussard Kelly.

“This grant has such a far-reaching impact on the future of eventing,” Stuart said in a press release. “Becky was one of those rare individuals who always saw the bigger picture of our sport. This grant is the culmination of her vision as it ensures the development of our next generation of riders and the growth of our sport for years to come.”

The grant will offer $50,000 annually over the next five years to promote training and competition in developing riders who are successfully competing at the advanced level

“By creating this grant, we hope to help riders achieve their goals and allow my mother’s vision for the future of eventing to become a reality,” Sarah Broussard Kelly said.

The Event at Rebecca Farm, held July 21-24, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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