The Event at Rebecca Farm will have a new feel this year.
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants. This also includes our devoted and supportive Flathead Valley Community.
Many of you plan your calendar based on coming to Rebecca Farm. We understand and share in your disappointment as we love to have you all here. The Event is our favorite time of the year. It would be irresponsible for us to host 600-700 horses and riders, thousands of spectators, social functions and a shopping fair during these uncertain times. We are asking that spectators not come out to the Event as we try to keep things safe for everyone.
We plan to run only national divisions, BN-A. This will be the first event for many riders in the west and the courses will reflect that. Our cross country course will be moderate for the levels. Entries will be limited to 300 and the competition will run over three days, Friday July 24-Sunday July 26. All of us are looking forward to hosting a wonderful, fun and safe competition.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information. We are evaluating as things change. Please be patient as we analyze and strategize in the best interest of horses, competitors, volunteers, owners, officials and enthusiasts.
Halt Cancer at X
Due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the United States Equestrian Federation, spectators will not be allowed on The Event grounds this year, but we hope you’ll join us next year July 21-25, 2021
Sponsors and Patrons:
We couldn’t do this without the support of our sponsors and patrons!
For a list of supporters and for more information on partnering with The Event at Rebecca Farm click here.
Shopping Fair & Festival:
Come shop with us! With over 90 vendors from across the states, you’re sure to find that something you never knew you needed.
We invite you to come out and take in all The Event has to offer. Watch horse and rider compete, do some shopping, and bring the family for our weekend Kid Zone! Click for more information!
Volunteers are an essential and necessary component for putting on such a large scale Event. Watch this quick video on the importance our volunteers play each year.
Welcome to the Event at Rebecca Farm!
Each year, our team has the great privilege of welcoming North America’s top eventers to compete here at Rebecca Farm. This year we again look forward to hosting hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators. However, this year is a very special one, as it marks 30 years of sanctioned eventing in the Flathead Valley.
What started out as a grassroots operation organized by a small group of riders has grown into one of the largest equine triathlon competitions in North America. In the early days, competitions were held in a county park and the trade fair consisted of a single vendor. Spectators were mostly friends and family members, and the jumps were constructed by the competitors themselves out of everything from hay bales to cords of wood.
Things have changed a lot since then — we’ve relocated to the rolling grounds west of Kalispell and expanded to include a CCIL-4 star course. Today’s jumps are sophisticated and artfully designed, and we host hundreds of competitors rather than handfuls.
Even through all of the changes, our foundation has remained unchanged. The importance of the local community is paramount. Without help from our dedicated volunteers, generous local businesses and wonderful spectators, we would not be where we are today. Thanks to that support, we’ve been able to provide a home for upper-level eventing in the West. Over the years, The Event has also given back to the community. The Event brings millions of dollars into the Valley; non-profit Montana Equestrian Events has raised thousands more for cancer research and support services through its initiative, Halt Cancer at X.
We’re grateful to be part of such a giving community. Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Event at Rebecca Farm! We look forward to making the next 30 years as incredible as the first.
--Sarah Broussard, Event Organizer