There is a huge movement within our sport to seek out ways to improve horse and rider safety, and nobody is putting more time, effort and brainpower into it than David O’Connor. As chair of...» Read More!
The USEF just announced that David O’Connor will serve as the Eventing Technical Advisor for the U.S. Eventing Team for the next two years with a focus on the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon,...» Read More!
While Boyd Martin is on the mend after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, the training hasn’t stopped as U.S. coaches David O’Connor and Silvio Mazzoni stepped up to help school Boyd’s horses. “While...» Read More!
There was much to be learned in last week’s Ocala ICP Symposium, held at the beautiful Longwood Farm South. Featuring clinics and lectures from David O’Connor and Silvio Mazzoni, the U.S. Chef d’Equipe and U.S....» Read More!
We are all in convention hangover, those of us who attended the 2015 United States Eventing Association Annual Convention. What that means is you’ve got at least two loads of laundry to do and a...» Read More!
Most of us laugh about not recognizing friends without their helmets on, and make jokes about “real hair” (vs. helmet hair) but the real reason we should attend conventions is simple — communicating with peers....» Read More!
Equestrian sports in general are special; the dedication, passion, and insanity of the participants are out of this world compared to some other “normal” sports. Between the amount of money we spend on our horses,...» Read More!
The international eventing community has lost a legend in Giltedge, who died yesterday at his owner Jacqueline Mars’ Stonehall Farm in The Plains, Virginia, at a ripe age of 29 years old. Inducted into the USEA...» Read More!
Intimidated by the thought of taking a jumping clinic taught by a famous international competitor or, say, Olympic medalist? Don’t be! U.S. Chef d’Equipe of Eventing David O’Connor is a world famous eventer and Olympic...» Read More!
Red Hills International, a popular destination for eventers prepping for Rolex or stepping up a level, announced today that a new cross country course design team has been put in place in preparation for 2016...» Read More!
The USEA recently kicked off a great series of articles authored by Joe Verga celebrating the 2000-2010 decade of eventing highs. The first two articles recalled the glory of David O’Connor winning gold at the...» Read More!
A busy week in Aiken ended last Friday with High Performance Owner’s Day, which started in the morning with the USEF High Performance training sessions at Stable View Farm, followed by a tour of Aiken’s most...» Read More!
David O’Connor, who is in Ocala for High Performance Training Sessions, stopped by the USEA’s Young Horse Symposium this morning to discuss the upward pathway for young horses in eventing. He started by talking about...» Read More!
It was an excellent week riding with U.S. Team Coach David O’Connor in the first High Performance training sessions of the year on the West Coast. I was nervous coming into these sessions, as this is my...» Read More!
How do you really know if your horse is fit enough for your next competition? It’s a question that torments every eventer, from the lower-level rider all the way through to the pros who are legging...» Read More!
Katie Osborne attended David O’Connor’s demonstrations at Equine Affaire, held at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass., this past weekend, and was kind enough to send in a report and photos. Many thanks to...» Read More!
From Jacky: The glamorous life of travelling the world with the USEF reached new heights this week for David O’Connor when he found himself underneath a broken down horsebox on the A419 near Cirencester in...» Read More!
I’m typing this one-fingered on my phone while I sit in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park waiting for the opening ceremony of the 2014 USPC National Championships. I don’t generally like ceremonies...» Read More!
Well, color me joyful. I just signed up for summer camp. Not just any camp: O’Connor event camp, my happy place in the world. After two years’ absence–one caused by both O’Connors spending the entire...» Read More!
Erin Go Irish is our newest series highlighting the success of Irish-bred horses and ponies in eventing. Michael Doherty of Irish Horse Gateway will be writing each week to discuss what makes Irish horses so competitive in...» Read More!
Samantha Clark was in attendance again at the USEF High Performance Training Sessions at Aston Le Walls in the UK, and provided a fantastic write-up for the PRO Blog. British-based US riders Clark Montgomery, Liz...» Read More!
I had great fortune to attend the USEA’s Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse educational seminar in Ocala, FL. The first day’s session concentrated on conformation and movement, with judging and evaluation of...» Read More!
Hello from Aiken! I flew in to Georgia this afternoon and made it to Stable View Farm just in time to catch the final three rides of the day. Last year’s Fair Hill CCI3* winners...» Read More!