Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boyd and Neville Awarded Land Rover Grant for Burghley Performance

From the USEF

After a hugely successful early fall campaign for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, six riders will receive Land Rover Performance Grants based on their performance at the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials or the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Boyd Martin led the American effort with the Neville Bardos Syndicate's Neville Bardos at the Burghley CCI4*. The pair finished seventh, earning a $10,000 Land Rover Performance Grant in addition to the $15,000 base grant which they received prior to their trip to the UK as part of the Land Rover Competition and Training Grant initiative. Their $10,000 Land Rover Performance Grant was based on their top 10% finish at a CCI4*.

"It was fantastic gesture for Land Rover to reward Neville with the $10,000 bonus thanks to his top finish at Burghley," said Martin. "A huge international trip like this amounts to thousands of dollars in expenses, and this performance grant will be going directly toward offsetting a lot of the costs for Neville's trip to England. Land Rover has absolutely made my dream of competing at Burghley a reality with their grants."

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