Bon Voyage! Spots Still Available in Selena O’Hanlon Badminton Fundraiser Clinic

Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High at Badminton 2018. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High ship out  to England on March 31 to gear up for their second consecutive crack at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (May 1-5, 2019). As a bon voyage fundraiser for their journey, Selena is teaching a clinic at BarnStaple South in Morriston, Florida, and spots are still available!

BarnStaple South is a brand new 80-acre eventing facility with a fully loaded cross country course complete with ditches, water, banks, coffins and more. The clinic will feature show jumping on Sunday, March 24, and cross country on Monday, March 25. Spots are open for every level, Beginner Novice through Intermediate, and riders are welcome to participate on one ($150) or both ($250) days. Lunch is provided.

We’re all excited to cheer on Selena and “Woody,” a 16-year-old Canadian Sport Horse (Rio Bronco W X Evita II xx, by Abacus xx) bred by Epstein Equestrian and owned by John and Judy Rumble, and they’re in fighting form. The pair is fresh off a win in the Red Hills CCI4*-S, where they were one of only two pairs to catch the optimum time on Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country course, becoming the only pair in the 21-year history of the event to ever make the time twice in the CCI4*-S.

Foxwood High looks back at the Badminton main arena moments after posting a massive personal best dressage score of 26.4. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Going faster on cross country has been a key goal for the pair, who jumped clear around Badminton last year with 16.4 time penalties and finished 24th overall. This year they will once again be based at Mark Todd’s yard in Wiltshire, with a planned run at Burnham Market as their final outing ahead of Badminton.

“I’m excited to see Burnham Market, which is a venue I’ve never competed at, and experience competing there. I want to soak up the whole experience, “Selena told EN at Red Hills. “Now that we know we can do Badminton, hopefully we can improve on our speed.”

For more information about Selena’s upcoming clinic, contact Derek Strine at (302)593-6682 or Jennifer Gallas at (586)531-6319 or email [email protected].