In addition to being a highly competitive three-day event held against incredible mountain scenery, each year it raises funds for its charitable initiative, Halt Cancer at X which supports breast cancer patient resources and research.

In the CCI 4*-S, Hawley Bennett-Awad of Aldergrove, BC, and Jollybo (Jumbo x Danzig Connection), a 18-year-old British Sport Horse mare she co-owns with JollyBo Syndicate LLC, placed fourth amongst a field of 20 athlete and horse combinations that competed in the three-day event. The pair finished with a score of 35.1 in the dressage phase, completed the cross-country course with a 37.9 to hold fifth place. On the final day, the duo had four faults and final score of 41.9. 

Canadians with strong performances at The Event at Rebecca Farm

Bennett-Awad and JollyBo competing at Rebecca Farm
Photo Credit: Shannon Brinkman

Kerry Groot of Summerland, BC, and her own Borasco (Bravo x First Class), a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding finished at the top of the standings in the CCI 3*-S. The pair began the three-day event finishing with a score of 38.3 for ninth place. In the cross-country course, the duo moved up to third place with a score of 43.9, they would jump clear and finish atop of the leaderboard with 43.9 

Canadians with strong performances at The Event at Rebecca Farm

Groot and Borasco on the cross-country course at Rebecca Farm
Photo Credit: Shannon Brinkman

Groot again would finish in the top two in the CCI 2*-L, this time in the saddles of her own Super Nova (Bravo x Pik Solo), a 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding. The duo would work their way up the leaderboard after starting in 11th in dressage, with a score of 33.1 to fifth place after cross country and finish with a final score of 33.1 after jumping clear in show jumping. Fellow Canadian Cristina Rennie and Flight of the Arabesque would finish in fifth place.

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