Middleburg, Va. – Oct. 29, 2018 – Rutledge Farm is thrilled to welcome Olympic gold medalist Leslie Burr-Howard to Middleburg, Virginia to host a one-day, exclusive Rutledge Farm Session. On Saturday, November 17, Burr-Howard will conduct three different two-hour sessions for riders at all levels. Burr-Howard joins Rutledge Farm’s list of elite clinicians including McLain Ward, Will Simpson and Phillip Dutton.
Burr-Howard won Olympic team gold in 1984 in Los Angeles, California and Olympic team silver in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. Burr-Howard has also won both gold and silver medals at the Pan American Games in Caracas Venezuela and Winnipeg, Canada, respectively. Throughout her extensive career, she has competed in 18 FEI World Cup Finals, and is one of only five females champions in the event’s 40-year history. Burr-Howard also had a successful junior career, winning the ASPCA Maclay Finals at Madison Square Garden at just 15 years-old.
In November, participants can look forward to gaining a wealth of knowledge from Burr-Howard’s years of experience. “My main focus is flexibility in terms of riding each horse, and being able to adjust your style to best suit every horse,” she explained. “I think I really try to pinpoint how every horse should be ridden differently to achieve the best performance. If I could shed some light on tweaking something to help someone improve their performance then that’s a bonus.”
The day will feature three different groups – high, medium, and low, with jump-height being adjusted accordingly. Auditors are highly encouraged to attend to gain their own insight from Burr-Howard’s teachings. Spots are limited for each group, so act now to reserve your spot to ride or audit.
“Rutledge Farm is a top-notch place and Aleco [Bravo-Greenberg] is very enthusiastic about this series of clinics,” concluded Burr-Howard. “I’m really looking forward to it!”
Rutledge Farm Sessions brings exclusive educational opportunities to riders and professionals in Middleburg, Virginia. Drawing from a pool of Olympic gold medalists, Rutledge Farm offers monthly sessions for riders at all levels and disciplines. Rutledge Farm would also like to extend a special thanks to all of its generous sponsors, including Salamander Resort & Spa and Antares Saddlery. For more information on how to attend or audit Leslie Burr-Howard’s upcoming Rutledge Farm Session, visit rutledgefarm.com/clinics.