Clinics - A
Simple, Direct & Effective Approach to
Eric Horgan has conducted clinics in the U.S. for noted stables and trainers for over 20 years. His clinics provide a simple, direct and effective approach to riding in the classical style. Eric is increasingly in demand among riders who wish to expand their dressage and show jumping expertise, as well as those interested on eventing.
Young riders and
adults alike find Eric's approach
to instruction both practical and enlightening. Sessions - typically
conducted over three days - are structured progressively, advancing to the
level where horses and riders perform correctly and with confidence. He
works with small groups of riders who are at similar levels and also will
provide private instruction. When appropriate, he will ride a student's
horse to diagnose specific training challenges and help the rider develop
more effective techniques.
Event Organizing & Course Design
Eric is available to consult with event organizers and course designers in the U.S. He is the former director of the Punchestown (Ireland) CCI** and, from 1995 to 1999, he directed the Blarney International Three-Day Event (CCI**), held in Ireland at Blarney Castle, site of the legendary “Blarney stone.” He has extensive experience organizing national and international competitions in Europe, and in designing and overseeing construction of cross-country and show jumping courses. He has designed the cross-country course at Punchestown and is a former member of the Senior Panel of Show Jumping Course Designers in Ireland.
Eric provides coaching for riders at recognized competitions in eventing, dressage and show jumping. Due to scheduling and travel considerations, coaching arrangements should be made well in advance.
With a wide network of contacts in the U.K. and Ireland, Eric, assisted by his wife, Micheline, offers a complete service for those wishing to purchase a sport horse for import to the U.S. With access to a large number of horses for sale in both countries, from younger event horse prospects to those already competing at the higher levels of the sport – Eric and Micheline will prepare an itinerary and will escort buyers to view horses. They also will assist with all necessary veterinary and shipping arrangements. Interested buyers should make arrangements for this service well in advance of travel in order to allow sufficient time to prepare an appropriate itinerary. For more information, please contact Eric directly. (See Contact.)