USEA Grooms Program


The aim of this program is to drive educational opportunities for grooms, sustainability for groom careers, and promote equine management and welfare. The USEA Grooms Committee reports to the VP of Active Athletes.

Educational Opportunities

Ocala, Florida Educational Sessions Presented by B-Complete

All sessions will be hosted at the World Equestrian Center - Ocala in Indoor Ring 2
Address: 1750 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 ****New time as of February 13, Ocala sessions will start at 6:30 p.m.!

  • January 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. ET - All Things Legs with Max Corcoran
  • February 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. ET - Ask a Vet with Dr. Shane Harley
  • February 13, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. ET - How to Make Your Horses More Efficient Athletes with Jo-Ann Wilson
  • February 20 - week off to attend the USEA YEH Symposium in Ocala
  • February 27, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Nutrition & Supplements with Dr. Judy Downer
  • March 5, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Tips and Tricks for Grooms

Aiken, South Carolina Educational Sessions:
All sessions will be hosted at Bruce's Field at the Aiken Horse Park, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ET
Address: 931 Powderhouse Rd SE, Aiken, SC 29803

  • January 23 - interactive lecture about fascia and functional anatomy with Saxon Alexandra
  • January 30 - Getting horses fit for the occasion with U.S. Team rider, Boyd Martin
  • February 6 - Traveling with horses, with Olympic groom Stephanie Simpson
  • February 13 - Nutrition for equine athletes at any level with Anna Pesta Dunaway, PhD
  • February 20 - All about gastric health with Kate Echeverria, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • February 27 - From Problem to Partnership: Three easy steps to solving equine behavior with equine behavior specialist, Julie Robins


    • Max Corcoran - Committee Chair
    • Lauren Nicholson - USEA Board of Governors Representative for Grooms Committee, and VP of Active Athletes
    • Alyssa Dobrotin - Committee Member
    • Emma Ford – Committee Member
    • Cat Hill – Committee Member
    • Shannon Lilley – Committee Member
    • Claire Martelli - Committee Member
    • Katie Osbourne – Committee Member
    • Sally Robertson – Committee Member
    • Stephanie Simpson – Committee Member

    Additional Support:

    • Kate Lokey - USEA Staff Liaison

    Inquiries should be directed to Grooms Committee Chair, Max Corcoran at [email protected]

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