Mary O'Connor has been a USEF 'r' licensed judge (H/J/HEq) for over 20 years, and has competed in the jumper division throughout the East Coast, including indoors. She enjoys working with riders of all levels. Her experience includes managing, riding, schooling, and competing, as well as developing young horses and sale projects. A firm believer in solid basics, her training philosophy aims at producing confident horses and riders through consistent application of knowledge, experience, and horsemanship. She has a keen interest in equine nutrition and is a Kentucky Equine Research Nutrition Associate. She has served on USEF and USHJA committees and is a founding member of the United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA). She is a USHJA Certified Trainer, and a member of USEF/USHJA, LIPHA, and VHSA.
Neil O'Connor officiates regularly as a USEF / FEI jumper judge at such prestigious shows as the Hampton Classic, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, National Horse Show, the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and the Winter Equestrian Festival, Spruce Meadows, GCT Miami, Central Park, and the Royal Dublin Horse Show in Dublin. His 2015 assignments included the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas, and the Pan Am Games. Neil is a native of Millstreet, Co. Cork Ireland where he worked at Noel C. Duggan's Green Glens Equestrian Center, the site of the Millstreet International Horse Show, which produced the Irish Sporthorse mare, Mill Pearl, ridden by Joe Fargis at the Seoul Olympic Games. The connection with Fargis led to a temporary job on the Florida circuit that became a permanent move to the USA. Member LIPHA, USEF/USHJA.
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