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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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Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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