California duo takes first and second in opening day of The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm

KALISPELL, Mont. (July 21, 2016)—Long distance travel paid off today for barn mates Bonner Carpenter of Temecula, Новые California and Heather Morris of Wildomar, California, who took first and second respectively in the first day of CCI1* competition at The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm.

Carpenter and Morris ended the New day’s competition neck and neck. Carpenter topped the leader board with a score of 43.1 riding a forward and accurate test aboard Cele Carpenter’s Darkside. Morris was close behind, earning a score of 43.3 on Team Express Group LLC’s Get Rowdy.

Heather Morris on Get Rowdy, CCI1* dressage at The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm Photo courtesy of official event photographer, Shannon Brinkman Photography

Heather Morris on Get Rowdy, CCI1* dressage at The 2016 Event at Rebecca Farm Photo courtesy of official event photographer, Shannon Brinkman Photography

The team traveled 24 hours to reach The Event, which is held in Kalispell, Montana. For Carpenter, it is her fourth time competing in The Event at Rebecca Farm, which consistently attracts competitors from around the world. In 2016, more than 600 competitors from 20 states and five countries are on the roster. Many of these, like Carpenter and Morris, make the long haul each year.

“The Event at Rebecca Farm is my favorite show,” said Carpenter. “No matter what level you’re competing at, it feels like wholesale jerseys a big show, which makes it a great experience for everyone.”

Carpenter enjoyed today’s close competition with her long-time friend and coach, Heather Morris. “I’ve been riding with Heather since I started in eventing 14 years ago. It’s a great partnership because everyone cheap jerseys helps each other.” Morris commented, “It’s awesome. As a coach, you always hope to see your students do well. Riding together helps put a little pressure on too and that’s a good thing.”

Event organizers also celebrated a big win for their initiative, Halt Cancer at X, which provides funding to cancer research and support services. “In the first two days, supporters have already raised an $52,000 for Halt Cancer at X,” said event organizer Sarah Broussard. “It’s humbling to have both our local and equestrian communities come together to support this initiative that means so much to us and benefits so many.”

In other action today, the lower levels competed dressage and cross country. Friday’s action kicks off at 8 a.m. in the dressage ring with the CCI2* and the highly anticipated CIC3*/CCI3* running from 11:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cross country continues with both the Novice and Training Three Day divisions riding from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Admission for this family-friendly spectator event is free, with full concessions and a large multi-interest trade fair, as well as a free Kid Zone that includes pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, bounce houses and more. A one-time, recommended $10 parking donation per car to support Halt Cancer at X.

To access Rebecca Farm, from the junction of Highways 93 & 2, travel 2 miles north on Highway 93 to Reserve Loop and go west 2 miles, then south on W. Springcreek Rd. The entrance is 3/4 mile on the right.

For more information, visit www.rebeccafarm.org.

 

Remaining Schedule

Friday, July 22, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Dressage phase all day. CCI2*, CIC3*, CCI3*. Senior and Junior Open Training, Open Preliminary, and Open Intermediate
Cross-Country phase all day. Training, Training 3-Day, Novice 3-Day.
Trade Fair & Food Vendors: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Halt Cancer at X Challenge:  5:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m. -6 p.m.
Cross-Country phase all day. All FEI levels. Open Intermediate. Preliminary
Show Jumping: Sr. Open Novice, Jr. Open Novice, Novice 3-Day, Training 3-Day
Trade Fair & Food Vendors: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Kid Zone: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 24, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Show Jumping phase all day. All FEI levels. Open Intermediate, Open Preliminary, Jr. Open Preliminary, Junior and Senior Open Training
Final Horse Inspection: 8 a.m.
Trade Fair & Food Vendors: 10 a.m. Inspiring - 6 p.m.
Kid Zone: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rebecca Farm to Market 5k: 8 a.m.
Halt Cancer at X Challenge: 1:30 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

For further Design details about the schedule of events, please visit Schedule of Events

ABOUT THE EVENT AT REBECCA FARM

The Event at Rebecca Farm presented by Montana Equestrian Events is held every July in Kalispell, Montana. The largest equestrian triathlon <a href="http://globalclustertechnologies.com/wp-content/uploads/wpmp-previews/wpdm-adp-1484883060-20414 buy tadalafil.pdf"> in the United States, The Event is also considered to have some of the world’s finest scenery. Each year it draws hundreds of riders of all levels, from amateur to Olympians.

Rebecca Farm features ten courses ranging from cheap jerseys novice to Olympian qualifier, which were originally developed by world-renowned course designer, Mark Phillips. In 2012, Scottish equestrian Ian Stark redesigned the Rebecca Farm courses. Known for his immense contributions to Eventing, Stark has won multiple Olympic medals and was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

For more information, visit www.rebeccafarm.org.

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