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Olympic hopefuls in the hunt at Badminton while Michael Jung is aiming to make history 2016 Badminton,2016 Events,Events

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] There is always an extra frisson of excitement surrounding the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, in an Olympic year, and 2016 will be no exception as the historic event has received an exceptionally star-studded entry from 14 nations. In modern times, Olympic champions Mark Todd (NZL), Matt Ryan (AUS), Blyth Tait (NZL), David O’Connor (USA), Leslie Law (GBR) and Hinrich Romeike (GER), along with many other Olympic medalists had all won, or been highly placed, at the world’s oldest CCI4*. As…

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DOC chooses Wellington team – Pitting his selection skills against Buck & Kyle 2016 Wellington Eventing Showcase,Events

Stay connected with the Wellington action: [Website] [Results] [Dressage live stream] [Show jumping live stream] [Cross-country live stream] Buck Davidson and Kyle Carter has the Eventing world abuzz with their new Eventing TV program where they conducted a pre-show analysis of the pairs contesting the $75,000 in prize money. At the end of their show, they each chose an Olympic style team from the field in a friendly wager. David O’Connor has joined the fun and has chosen his four pairs that he thinks will outride Team Buck and Team Kyle. Check out the video below where David discusses his views…

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Building a Program – David O’Connor sets sights on future success 2015 Pan Am Games,Missed it?

Optimal results can be achieved when one knows what it takes to win. The U.S. Eventing Chef d’Equipe, David O’Connor, is no stranger to success. His resume as an athlete needs no introduction, succeeding at the highest level as a participant. However, what sets O’Connor apart is that unlike many elite athletes in other sports, he has been able to make a successful transition to coaching. O’Connor succeeded Capt. Mark Phillips after the 2012 Olympic games, following a successful stint as the Chef d’ Equipe of the Canadian team, where Canada took team Silver at the 2010 World Equestrian Games…

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Liz Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill by Night – Rookie Ride to Rolex 2015 Riders,Rolex 2015

American, Liz Halliday-Sharp, 36, is planning to make her Rolex debut this year on not one but possibly two horses. Liz has been based in the United Kingdom for the past 15 years where she has been honing her Eventing skills and following her other passion, international motor racing, competing in sportscar and GT endurance racing. However, for the next few months she is giving up racing to pursue her Eventing goals. She met David O’Connor for the first time at the World Equestrian Games test event. He told her that she had to concentrate one sport or the other….

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From a “non-horsey” family to four star rider – the rise of Lauren Kieffer Missed it?,Riders

We had a chance a few weeks ago to sit down and speak with Lauren Kieffer, her parents and David O’Connor about Lauren’s partnership with Veronica and her start in the O’Connor program. Lauren and Veronica just completed their cross-country round at Pau today. Opting to take some long routes, they finished safely with time and are sitting in the top 10. Eventing fans stood up and took notice when Lauren Kieffer and Veronica placed 2nd at their inaugural CCI4* at Rolex in April 2014. This pair has a bit of a history and if you are a believer of…

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