Long Beach, CA. (USEA Annual Convention) - Former USEA President Diane Pitts presented the USEA Foundation Awards at the Annual USEA Awards Dinner. Caroline Martin was awarded the 2017 Essex Grant, which is awarded annually to riders 25 years of age and under competing at the CIC3*, CCI3* and/or CCI4* levels.
Lexington, Ky. –The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following 15 athletes from a pool of applicants for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program for 2018. This follows the list of athletes named to the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 program list.
Gladstone, N.J. – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s recipients of the Jacqueline B. Mars Competition and Training Grants are Caroline Martin and Doug Payne. Martin and Payne were recognized and unanimously selected by the US Equestrian eventing selectors due to their impressive records and future in representing the United States in international competition.
A love of horses has literally been Sally Robertson’s ticket to the world, and when you’ve worked for top names on three continents, you can bet you learn a thing or two. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Sally began grooming at age 15 before moving to Australia to work for show jumper Chris Chugg. “I hated school,” Sally says, “but I loved horses. It seemed like a no-brainer.”
Ocala, FL - This month has been a long but very exciting one. I am fresh off my first ever CIC*** win at Carolina International aboard my newest ride, The Apprentice, otherwise known in the barn as Dirk. As always I can’t thank my team, including my parents, my coach Leslie Law, my staff, including Sally Robertson who received the groom of the year of the award this past weekend and of course my sponsors! Without all of the continuous support we would have a hard time accomplishing the goals we have set out to achieve this year.
Gladstone, N.J. - The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is proud to announce that Caroline Martin and Mackenna Shea have been named as the recipients of the 2017 Karen Stives Eventing Endowment Fund Grants. Martin and Shea will participate in the Karen E. Stives European Emerging Athlete Tour, which will give these E25 athletes a chance to represent the United States on an international stage at the 2017 Houghton Hall CICO3* and Bramham International CCI3*-U25 in Great Britain.
Raeford, NC - Caroline Martin clinched her first three-star win aboard Sherrie Martin’s The Apprentice, at the Carolina Horse Park on a final score of 44.3. The CIC3* at Carolina International was the first three-star competition run for the pair since Caroline took over the ride from her former trainer Buck Davidson in the last month.