The Kathy Brunjes Commemorative Grant


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Kathy Brunjes, sadly passed away all too soon in November of 2012. A poised and quiet woman who loved riding her horses, Kathy logged over 9855 ECTRA miles and developed not only good horses but served as a mentor to many others in the sport.

Growing up the daughter of rider and ride manager Janet Brunjes, whose contributions to ECTRA include the long running Maine 80, Kathy knew it wasn’t enough to be just a rider.  Kathy was destined to enhance the sport. She was a member of the USEF Board of Directors, served on the Youth Sports Committee, the Administration and Finance Working Group, and the Endurance High Performance Eligible Athletes’ Committee. She was a former AERC Committee Chair and member of the International Committee.  Her contributions to the sport of distance riding can be traced back to her association with ECTRA.

To commemorate her life and accomplishments ECTRA has received generous donations which will be made available to qualifying juniors in the form of grants.

These grants will be in the form of a $150 reimbursement check for any ECTRA sanctioned/recognized ride and/or clinic entered (to be verified by ECTRA Points & Mileage Chair), or to be used as reimbursement for travel expenses incurred while volunteering at a ride (to be verified by Ride Manager).   There will currently be three grants awarded per year.


  1. Junior, 17 years or under, as of January 1 of the application year and a paid ECTRA member as of February 28th of the application year (Membership to be verified by ECTRA Membership Chair).
  2. Qualifiers may have ridden (to be verified by ECTRA Points & Mileage Chair), and/or volunteered (to be verified by Ride Manager) at any ECTRA sanctioned/recognized event or clinic. One grant per junior, per year applied.
  3. Completed applications must be received by November 30th and will be awarded at the following February ECTRA Annual Meeting.
  4. Completed applications should be signed by parent or guardian and mailed to:

Joan Hiltz, VMD
237 Tandy Brook Rd.
Cornish, NH 03745