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.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).