Sir Mark Todd was in the states this past weekend to teach a clinic at Holly Hill in Louisiana. Many thanks to EN reader Brooke Schafer for sharing these photos with us!
This weekend, Holly Hill Farm in Benton LA hosted a 2 day clinic with Sir Mark Todd. Two of the farm’s own, Sydney Conley-Elliott of Elliott Eventing and Julie Norman will be moving up to Advanced with their horses this spring.
The clinic was very informational. Mark was very quiet and didn’t say much but what he did say was important. He was big on position and having the correct position throughout exercises. His show jumping exercises were really good. Julie Norman said that Mark worked with her and her horse Consensus specifically on teaching her horse to figure out the distances for himself and for her not to help him so much to every fence. Mark pushed a lot of riders to jump past their current level of competition and comfort but all seemed to walk away with a new confidence and excitement for the spring season. Sydney Conley-Elliott and Julie Normal will be traveling to Florida next week to put their new skill sets to the test.