What do McLain Ward, Chris Kappler, Will Simpson, and Leslie Burr-Howard all have in common besides Olympic medals? They will all be teaching at Rutledge Farm, in Middleburg, Virginia over the course of the next 6 months.
Rutledge Farm's owner Aleco Bravo said, "2018 is going to be an exciting year for us as we debut our Olympic Gold Medalists equestrian clinic series. It's a one of a kind opportunity to train with some of the world's most elite high performance riders.
We intend for the clinics to be held in Rutledge Farm's outdoor arena. If the weather is just right, then we might even do it on one of Rutledge Farm's Grand Prix field. If the weather forces us to go indoors, then the clinic will be in Rutledge Farm's indoor arena. Both arenas have premiere, state-of-the-art Attwood Equestrian Surfaces footing. We are offering riders a truly world-class training experience."
The first clinic will feature McLain Ward who won the Gold Medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, in Athens, as part of the United States team, in Team Jumping, together with Peter Wylde, Beezie Madden, and Chris Kappler.
He continued to compete as an Olympian, again winning a Gold Medal, as part of the United States team, in Team Jumping, at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, along with Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, and Will Simpson.
At the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, McLain won a Silver Medal, as part of the United States team, in Team Jumping, along with Kent Farrington, Lucy Davis, and Beezie Madden. Additionally, McLain has earned two Pan Am Games Gold Medals, as well a bronze. 2017, McLain won the Gold Medal, at the FEI World Championships, in Omaha, Nebraska.
"This is a unique opportunity to showcase our footing to the some of the very best riders in the world," said Nick Attwood, President of Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. "We've been helping Aleco make his vision of a world-class training facility become a reality. This is going to be awesome!"
For further information on clinic dates, registration and auditing please go to www.OlympicSessions.com.