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.
Like most professionals, I tend to do gridwork for most of the winter, before transitioning to coursework through the competition season. I find this exercise to be a good middle ground exercise as you have a little bit of a gymnastic combined with two easy bending exercises to set you up well for doing courses.
In 1993, Stephen Bradley had something to prove. It was the year after the Barcelona Olympic Games where Bradley had two unexpected refusals at the water complex. “It was very disappointing and a huge learning curve for me,” said Bradley. Little did he know, his path to redemption would result in winning the Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) – a victory so great that only two Americans have achieved: Bruce Davidson Sr. in 1974 and Bradley in 1993.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has approved additional modifications to the USEF Rules For Eventing in accordance with a resolution approved by the Board of Directors to address issues related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The full listing of rule modifications related to COVID-19 impacts can be viewed by clicking here.
It is with great disappointment and sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials due to the coronavirus outbreak.