Originally titled “Militaire,” the sport of eventing started as a way to test military horses, showcasing what it took to be a great horse on and off the battlefield. Competition has three elements: dressage, cross country and show jumping.
A good dressage test lays the foundation for the rest of the competition and sets a champion up for success. The best dressage tests take place without a word, demonstrating a remarkable form of communication between top riders and their horses. Read more
The most dangerous of any eventing element, not only does cross country test a horse’s jumping ability, it also demands a high level of trust between horse and rider. The rider is the only one to have seen the course prio competition, so the horse must trust the rider in order to execute the obstacle or question. In turn, riders must understand what their horses are capable of jumping in order to complete the course. Read more
To complete this final phase with finesse, riders need athletic horses in excellent physical condition, particularly after the more grueling cross-country. Though it is hard to get out of this final event phase with a perfect score, champions are typically made by jumping “clear” and without incurring time or fault penalties. Read more
Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your time at Rebecca Farm!
Rules to remember:
- Horses always have the right of way.
- Stay behind any marked barriers or ropes.
- Look both ways before crossing the course.
- Be aware of galloping or loose horses.
- Keep a 'Heads Up' attitude, but enjoy walking the cross-country course and arena areas.
- Stay out of pathways and away from obstacles.
- Courses change frequently! What was safe one minute can be dangerous the next.
Your four legged friends are welcome on a leash and under your supervision. Please pick up after your dogs to keep the facility clean and do not leave your dogs unattended in your parked vehicle.
Admission is free though we suggest a $10 parking donation to support Halt Cancer at X. Once onsite, visit the crew in the Hospitality Tent to answer all questions and assist you in finding your way around the Farm.
Tentative Schedule of Events coming soon...
Shopping Fair & Festival
Come for the horses and stay for the shopping! With over 90 vendors from all over the Northwest and beyond, you’re sure to find something you love. Grab a bite to eat from one of our delectable food concessionaires—ranging from good ‘ol BBQ to Asian inspired cuisine. Cool down with homemade ice cream and shaved ice. The Shopping Fair & Festival runs all 4 days, Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vendor List Coming Soon!
Bring the entire family and come enjoy the Rebecca Farm Kid Zone, Friday, July 22nd 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, July 23rd 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 24th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! We offer pony rides, face painting/arts and crafts, and mini golf. Thank you to Whitefish Credit Union for sponsoring Stumptown Art Studio’s activities and mini golf.
We wish you a wonderful visit to this special part of the world that is Flathead Valley, Montana and home of Rebecca Farm.
From US 93 South: Take Hwy 93 bypass North. At end, turn left. At flashing light, turn right (W. Springcreek Rd.) At end, merge onto Farm to Market Rd. In 1 mile, continue straight onto W. Springcreek Rd. (Farm to Market will bend to the left), At the T, turn left. Immediately, turn right back onto W. Springcreek Rd.
From US 93 North: Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Follow to end. Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Go straight through round-a-bout. Continue 1 mile and turn left onto West Springcreek Rd. Competition will be 3/4 mile on right.
From US 2: Turn west onto West Reserve Drive. Follow to end. Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Go straight through round-a-bout. Continue 1 mile and turn left onto West Springcreek Rd. Competition will be 3/4 mile on right.
About Rebecca Farm
History of The Event
The Event at Rebecca Farm started with a dedicated crew of local eventers who loved the local venue, Herron Park, but knew that more was possible. The inaugural competition in 2002 put Rebecca Farm on the map. It was a huge success with over 250 competitors. In 2004, The Event became a USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) and USEA (United States Eventing Association) recognized Gold Cup Series and a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup eventing competition. Read more.
U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) President Kevin Baumgardner summed it up when he said, “She is, hands down, the most important person in Eventing in the Western United States and arguably the most important person in Eventing in the entire nation."
Rebecca Broussard, a visionary in the world of Equestrian Eventing, died on Dec. 24, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. Friends and family gathered on Christmas to honor her life, while public celebrations of her legacy will be planned at equestrian competitions this summer.
Becky had long talked about her love of helping riders in the West compete on the world stage and her vision included the historic possibilities of bringing riders from Europe to Montana in the future. In 2010 she helped organize an historic flight of 18 horses from the East Coast, including many Olympians, who competed at her namesake Event.
Becky was also a member of PEO, an international association that supports education for women, and involved in the Flathead Festival, Glacier Chorale & Symphony, Backcountry Horsemen, Human Therapy on Horseback, Whitefish Winter Classic, and the local Eventing association. She established a million-dollar scholarship fund at Flathead Valley Community College, was a major supporter of the Kentucky Horse Park, served on the international committee for The World Equestrian Games, and supported dozens of local charities such as Shepherd's Hand and the United Way.
In Becky's memory, the Broussard family launched The Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant in 2011, offering an unprecedented $250,000 fund through the United States Eventing Association Endowment Trust that will, over the following five years, offer an annual $50,000 training and competition grant to developing riders who are successfully competing at the advanced level. The grant represents the fulfillment of Becky's desire to help riders achieve the goal of representing the U.S. in international team competition.
"My mom touched the Eventing careers of so many riders," said her daughter, Sarah Broussard. "She will truly be missed, but she has left behind a legacy that will live on forever. Not only at The Event at Rebecca Farm, but through all of the lives that she has touched that will keep her and her memory alive. "