Mary King is teaching a clinic hosted by Kelly Gage of Team EnGaged Clinics at Morven Park this week, imparting wisdom coming from many years as an international competitor. Mary did some work with younger horses and riders competing at varying levels yesterday, working on quality of gait and adjustablity with each student.
Friend of EN Valerie Durbon is in attendance this week and has been kind enough to share her beautiful photographs as well as video from the clinic, for which we are very thankful. The USEA has also been documenting the clinic on their Facebook page, so be sure to check there throughout the day for more from the clinic.
Mary spends much time emphasizing efficiency and keeping the horse active behind when working on transitions and adjustablity. She also touches on fitness and how it affects her training style throughout the year.
Drawing on her personal experiences and preferences, Mary had many valuable pieces of advice for riders and auditors alike.
Many upper level riders are in attendance this weekend, including Allison Springer with her new horse, Mr. Sydney Rocks. We got a glimpse of Allison in action with Mary this morning:
Many thanks to Valerie and the USEA for keeping us updated during this great learning experience. Please enjoy Valerie’s photos from yesterday’s session in the gallery below. You can view more of Valerie’s work by visiting her website.