Jun 29, 2022

USEA President Max Corcoran Appointed USEF Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator

By USEF - Edited Press Release
Max Corcoran, USEA President. USEA photo.

On May 1, 2022, Max Corcoran was appointed as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator. In her role, Corcoran will support the areas of communication, logistics, and management of the teams for the Eventing Programs to deliver sustained success at World and Olympic Games level. As the Facilitator, she will work closely with the interim Chef d’Equipe/Team Manager, Bobby Costello, and eventing staff to build solid lines of communication with athletes, grooms, owners, coaches, veterinarians, and all stakeholders linked to the athletes and develop the structures around the Elite Program and senior U.S. Eventing Team.

“I am really honored to be working with USEF and the Elite Program as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator,” said Corcoran. “The hope is that my years of experience grooming internationally and event organizing can help U.S. Eventing horses, athletes, grooms, and owners. I am looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead of us!”

Corcoran has worked in nearly every aspect of the industry, most notably serving as a vital member of the O’Connor Event Team, working alongside Karen and David O’Connor for 11 years. With the OCET, she managed the barn, as well as traveled to the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, and numerous CCIs all over North America and Europe. Following her time with the O'Connors, Corcoran went on to groom and serve as a stable manager for the Canadian and Venezuelan Equestrian Teams.

In addition to her extensive horse care knowledge, Corcoran utilized her organizational skills moving into the event management sector, working with events including the Middleburg Horse, Great Meadow International, The Event at Rebecca Farm, The Fork, Ocala Horse Trials, Ocala Jockey Club, the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, and countless others. Having joined the USEA Board of Governors as an “at-large” member in 2017, officially serving on the board in 2018, and then stepping up into the role of USEA President in 2020, Corcoran will now impart her unique perspective as a groom and organizer to the table as the Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator.

With the ultimate goal of pulling from her personal experiences traveling all over the world for the sport of eventing, Corcoran aims to share her invaluable knowledge to as many in the sport as possible. Having been a pivotal member of the sport for the past few decades the USEA is honored to announce Corcoran's newest appointment.

Aug 11, 2022 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: Aug 12-14

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

Aug 11, 2022 Classic Series

Dorothy Crowell’s Tips to Taking on the USEA Classic Series

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete in a traditional long format Three-Day Event? Can you imagine the thrill of three additional phases leading into cross-country? In the early 2000s, eventing began to shift away from long format events and toward modern short-format competitions. Not all is lost though! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) created the USEA Classic Series to give riders a taste of the old school experience. These competitions preserve eventing’s history and allow riders at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels to take on the challenge of traditional long format events.

Aug 10, 2022 Young Event Horse

New Leader Emerges in Race to Le Lion

As the cutoff date to qualify for Le Lion inches closer, talented young horses and riders in contention for the The Holekamp/Turner YEH Lion d’Angers Grant are gearing up for the final push in hopes of being selected as the grant recipient. Grant funds will assist the selected pair with costs associated with competing at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old CCIYH3*-L Championship slated to be held later this fall. 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships competitors and their respective owners and riders have paid careful attention to this summer’s schedule making sure that they would meet the necessary qualifications for La Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France.

Aug 09, 2022 Eventing News

Three USEA YEH Grads Named to Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian announced the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S, three of which are graduates of the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program. Competition will take place from August 18-21, 2022, at Bromont Horse Park in Quebec, Canada. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Leslie Law.

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