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Equestrian Program Offers Day Clinic With David O'Connor

Equestrian Program Offers Day Clinic With David O'Connor

BRIDGEWATER, VA. - The Bridgewater College Equestrian Program is proud to offer a day clinic with David O'Connor, USA Eventing Team chef d'equipe. 

O'Connor rode internationally for the United States from 1986 to 2004, in which time he was on medal winning teams at the Pan Am Games, Olympics and World Championships.  His career highlights include winning the 1997 Badminton Horse Trials in England, the 2000 individual Olympic gold in Sidney, Australia, and four-time winner of the Rolex Three Day in Kentucky.  

In 2004, O'Connor retired from competition to focus on other aspects of the sport, taking on administrative and coaching roles as well as being a 3 & 4* course designer. He was an FEI Bureau member from 2008-2011 and served as the President of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)  from 2004 to 2012. In 2006, he was appointed the International Technical Advisor to the Canadian national Eventing team. In that capacity, he led the team to silver medals at the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games. In January 2013, O'Connor left the Canadian team after being appointed chef d'équipe to the USEF eventing team.

The clinic will be held Wednesday November 30, at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center.  Riding classes will be replaced with auditing opportunities for this clinic. There will be four groups of five, riding for an hour and a half each. Fee will be $120 per lesson for Bridgewater Students and $160 for outside riders. Openings are limited and will be considered case-by-case. Auditing is free for Bridgewater s and $10 for the day for outside auditors.
Contact Jerry Schurink, Bridgewater College Director of Riding at hschurin@bridgewater.edu for further information.