The Young and Future Event Horse article series is being provided through a partnership between Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC., and the USEA. Packy McGaughan has achieved many accolades in the Eventing world as both a successful rider and trainer. He began his career as a young rider in the late 1970s and early 80s, and he went on to compete at the North American Young Rider Championships. He then earned a team gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games in Eventing and graduated from the USET Rider in Residence program. A popular trainer in Area II, Packy has trained two National Young Rider Three-Day Champions and has trained many notable upper-level event riders including Matt Flynn, Lillian Heard and Daniel Clasing.