2017 Jump Clinic w/ US Eventing Coach David O'Connor!

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On May 22, 2017 Waredaca offers you an incredible chance to improve your riding skills with David O'Connor, the 2016 U.S. Eventing Chef d'Equipe at the Rio Olympic Games!

This is a FULL DAY Clinic formatted as follows:

MORNING: Each group will do gymnastics and course work in the ring
AFTERNOON: Each group will ride apply the morning session's knowledge to XC over a variety of obstacles suitable for each level.

David O'Connor's very genuine commitment to clinic participants at Waredaca is proven to help riders, regardless of level, think for themselves and improve their riding. Recently selected as the Eventing Technical Advisor for the U.S. Eventing Team, David's coaching skills with riders are unparalleled.

Riders & Auditors who participate in the David O'Connor Jump Clinic should expect to gain excellent understanding of the four "Rider Responsibilities" and how to execute them in a variety of jump situations: Direction, Speed, Quality of Rhythm/Balance and Timing.

ENTRY & FEES: Enter online via Event Clinics.
The price is $300 for Waredaca boarders and $325 for trailer-ins. (Waredaca Boarders may unselect the $25 Ring Fee on the registration form when entering. )

AUDITS: Encouraged, please pre-register via Event Clinics.

  • Waredaca
    4015 Damascus Road
    Laytonsville, Maryland, United States of America 20882
  • 5/22/2017 - 5/22/2017
  • Entries open 12/27/2016
    Close 5/20/2017
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  • Registration Options

    • Pay in Full at Time of Registration via Event Clinics


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This clinic is an full day opportunity to receive a FULL DAY of instruction from US Eventing Coach David O'Connor. Small groups up to 6 will be scheduled; lesson time will be adjusted for group size. David's instruction is friendly and approachable.

XC will be on Waredaca's XC course.

About David O’Connor:
David O’Connor currently serves as Chef d’Equipe to the US National Eventing team. He also held a top coaching role for the Canadian National Eventing team and was president of the United States Equestrian Federation from 2004 to 2012.

David has repeatedly represented the United States in international competitions, to include earning an Olympic Gold Medal in Eventing for the US at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney on Custom Made. Among his other career accomplishments as an equestrian are:

• Three Olympic Medals;
• Two Pan American Games Medals;
• Two World Equestrian Games Medals;
• Two victories at Rolex, once as a three-star and once as a four-star;
• The five-time winner Fair Hill International CCI*** ; and,
• A win in 1997 at the coveted Badminton CCI****, only the second American in history to do so.

About Waredaca Expert Days: The Waredaca Expert Days is a series of Eventing Clinics with top riders throughout the year in Laytonsville, MD. Each Expert Day is a valuable and unique opportunity to gain quality instruction from such top professionals as Jimmy Wofford, Stephen Bradley, Boyd Martin, and Mara DePuy. To learn more about Waredaca, visit: www.waredaca.com.

Closing Date & Cancellation Policy: The clinic fee is non-refundable. You are purchasing a time slot with an expert which is paid for in advance. If you are unable to use this space, you are responsible for finding another rider to fill it. A waiting list will be maintained for unforeseen circumstances, but there is no guarantee. Space IS limited.

Auditors FREE and are always welcome to come watch, assist the Experts with jump crew and embrace all the information being shared. Simply come and go as your day allows.

  • 1 Day Clinic$300.00

  • Instructor: David O'Connor (ICP IV)
  • Daily AuditFREE

  • Show Ring/Day Facility Fee$25.00

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1 Day Clinic Levels
Beginner Novice

Administrative information

Ride times: Ride time will be emailed out the week prior to clinic and posted on our website the Friday before the Expert Day. Parking directions will be included in the timetable for each session.

Trailer directions: IN GOOD WEATHER: USE OUR EAST ENTRANCE OFF OF HOWARD CHAPEL ROAD: GPS-- 22710 HOWARD CHAPEL ROAD, BROOKEVILLE MD 20833; after pulling thru the driveway gate, park in the grassy area on the left.IN WET WEATHER OR RECENT WET WEATHER...use our WEST ENTRANCE 4015 Damascus Road OFF OF DAMASCUS RD; go past the corner parking field and Waredaca Main Entrance and turn into our West Entrance just before the sharp bend in the road, if heading west from the Sunshine intersection of 97/Damascus Rd. Continue thru the automatic gate continue to your right, to our indoor arena, and park in the gravel area when the road widens. You will find our Experts generally in our lower outdoor arena on the other side of where you will park.

Change Policy: Changes are permitted before registration closes.

Refund Policy: No refunds.

Registration Method(s)

  • Pay in full via Event Clinics