Posted: Jul 10, 2012 8:11 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 11, 2012 10:47 AM
KALISPELL- The Event at Rebecca Farm has become the largest equestrian triathlon in the United States as it enters into its 11th year.
The event was started by Kalispell resident Rebecca Broussard, who passed away in 2010 from breast cancer and her daughter, Sarah Broussard Kelly, now runs the show, which brings athletes from all over the country the world.
"We definitely enjoy having repeat competitors, we have a very good base of competitors that come every year," Kelly said.
"It's great to see new faces, I was looking through the stabling list earlier this week and there are a lot of people I don't recognize, so that's great that the word is getting out and people are really making this a destination event," Kelly said.
This year's event features a course designed by architect Ian Stark of Scotland, and new jumps, were unveiled for the first time today, including the Cowboy Hat and the Belt Buckle. Most events will start on Thursday and last through the weekend.
The farm also hosts a trade fair, food and fun for the family. Click here for more information about Rebecca Farm.