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.
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.