Olympic Gold medalist and former U.S. Eventing Chef d’Equipe Phillips to conduct clinic

  • Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:26 p.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:29 p.m.

One of Equestrian Sport’s biggest names will be conducting an eventing clinic in Aiken Jan. 29 through Jan. 31. Mogie Bearden-Muller’s Fox Hill Eventing will be hosting Olympic Gold medalist and former U.S. Eventing Chef d’Equipe Capt. Mark Phillips. The horseman will share his unique perspective, wide breadth of knowledge, and great insight, with those who choose to participate in the clinic. The clinic is open to riders of all levels.

Phillips’ hectic schedule while serving as the U.S. eventing coach, saw him working with the long listed and short listed Olympic riders, and the United States Equestrian Federation’s High Performance Riders. Bearden-Muller had the opportunity to work with Capt. Phillips when she was a long listed rider for the U.S. Olympic eventing team. Phillips is also a renowned international course designer.

“Capt. Phillips is able to work with all levels of riders,” said Bearden-Muller. “He’s able to communicate with the adult amateurs and less experienced riders. More people have access to him now as an instructor.”

Horsemen will have an opportunity to take group or private lessons, with the groups being composed of no more than four riders, said Bearden-Muller.

“The smaller and more intimate groups make the clinic more affordable,” said Bearden-Muller.

The dressage and the show jumping phases of the clinic will be conducted on Jan. 29-30 at Shadow Lane Farm, and the cross country sessions will be held Jan. 31 at Paradise Farm.

“There will be some private dressage lessons on Thursday,” said Bearden-Muller. “He’s planning on coming back in February and doing another clinic.”

For more information or to register for the clinic, call 510-928-1050, or you can contact Bearden-Muller via e-mail at foxhill10@gmail.com.

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