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, 2023:

  • 1/24 at 6:00 p.m. - Grooming 101 with Max Corcoran
  • 2/7 at 6:00 p.m. - Veterinary Care with Dr. Shane Harley
  • 2/13 at 6:00 p.m. - All Things Show Jumping with Chris Barnard
  • 2/21 at 6:00 p.m. - Equine Massage Therapy with Jo-Ann Wilson
  • 3/7 at 6:00 p.m. - Nutrition and Supplements with Cat Hill
  • 3/14 at 6:00 p.m. - Everything Finance! with Rich Booth

Aiken, South Carolina, 2023:

  • Every Tuesday, February 7 - March 14, 2023, at Bruce's Field, Aiken Horse Park, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


  • Max Corcoran - Committee Co-Chair
  • Lauren Nicholson – Committee Co-Chair, USEA Board of Governors Representative for Grooms Committee, and VP of Active Athletes
  • Sam Burton – Committee Member
  • Kathryn Coleman – Committee Member
  • Emma Ford – Committee Member
  • Cat Hill – Committee Member
  • Shannon Lilley – Committee Member
  • Kate Osbourne – Committee Member
  • Sally Robertson – Committee Member
  • Isabelle Turner – Committee Member

Additional Support:

  • Kate Lokey - USEA Staff Liaison

Inquiries should be directed to Grooms Committee Co-Chair, Lauren Nicholson at [email protected]

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