This summer, Max Corcoran will be coming to Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland for three "Get Ready and In Shape" unmounted clinics designed to prepare riders to compete at the USEA American Eventing Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 27-September 1, 2019.
Max Corcoran has a wealth of knowledge and is considered one of the foremost experts on horse management in the world. She continues to groom at events on a freelance basis and also works as an event organizer for competitions such as The Fork Horse Trials at Tryon and the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event. She started out as a member of the O'Connor Event team, working alongside Karen and David O'Connor for 11 years, managing their barn. While working with the O'Connors she traveled to the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, and numerous CCIs all over North America and Europe. After leaving the O'Connors, Corcoran also worked as a freelance groom and has served as stable manager for the Canadian and Venezuelan Equestrian Teams.
Clinic 1 | May 27 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Click here to sign up
This first unmounted clinic will include: Good Program (powerpoint); Conditioning for Horse & Rider; Tack - fitting and correct use; Grooming Basics (what to have in your grooming box/barn, etc).
Clinic 2 | June 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Click here to sign up
This second unmounted clinic will include: Vet 101 (including alternative therapies powerpoint - trotting your horse up, basic structures, basic first aid, etc.)
Clinic 3 | August 24 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Click here to sign up
This third unmounted clinic will include: Nutrition 101 (feed, hay, supplements); Packing for a Show; Show Turnout (horse and rider; braiding, etc.); Making Good Decisions (powerpoint).
Lunch is included in the price of the clinic for clinic participants. Questions should be directed to Carolyn Mackintosh at [email protected] or (301) 514-0111.
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.