Want to ride with Olympic three-day eventers David and Karen O’Connor? Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is proud to offer one grand prize winner a rider’s slot at the 2011 O’Connor Equestrian Camp, to be held at the Virginia Horse Center June 26 – July 1. Enter the contest.
The grand prize winner will take his or her own horse to camp to learn:
• O’Connor safety system for cross-country
• Horsemanship and stable management skills
• Professional show-grooming techniques
• O’Connor “horses-first” training methods
• Secrets of dressage
• Fundamentals of show jumping
• Keys to success in cross-country
In addition to the grand prize winner, second- and third-place winners will be drawn. The second-place winner will receive $250 in KER nutritional supplements, and the third-place winner will receive $150 in products. All winners will get an additional prize package that includes a nutrition consultation for one horse, an embroidered saddle pad, and a hat.
Lexington, KY – September 29, 2010 – Excitement fills the atmosphere at the Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Facility in Lexington. The KER/United States Para-Dressage Team fielded by the United States Equestrian Federation is in their last week of preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Riders have been practicing their tests, working with their horses and mentally getting ready for the challenge. As the week moves along, the riders will proceed with a mock jog and a mock show judged by Janet Foy. On September 30, 2010 the KER/United States Para-Dressage team will officially be named for the world to see.
The facilities at KER have given the riders a place to work together. Hope Hand, Executive Director of the United States Para-Equestrian Association, commented, “KER is like horse heaven; it is unbelievable. We are in a brand new barn with beautiful big stalls that even include automatic sensors to tell us the amount that each horse drinks. There is a beautiful indoor and an outdoor ring, turnout pastures and the typical Kentucky rolling hills. The setting for them to train is very calming and a wonderful place to be before entering the park.”