Holly Corcoran, a competitive endurance rider based here in Eastern PA, recently received an invitation to compete in a 100-mile endurance race in Brasilia, Brazil. This is an incredible opportunity, as the race will count towards the qualifying scores Holly needs to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games. She will compete on a Brazilian horse, and in turn, a Brazilian rider will ride one of Holly’s endurance horses in the Pan American Games next August.
Endurance Riding: A Test of True Grit
The sport of endurance riding is a true test of stamina for both horse and rider. Competitors navigate a trail that can rage from 50-100 miles, and the horse and rider team that finishes first and in the best physical condition wins. There are mandatory veterinary checkpoints along the way, and horses can be eliminated for poor condition. The most successful endurance competitors have extensive knowledge of their horses’ physical limits, and are careful not to push them. Because of their incredible stamina and athleticism, Arabian horses are the breed most favored for endurance riding, but competition is not limited to any one breed of horse.
Support Eastern PA Rider Holly Corcoran
However, traveling and competing in horse sports in a foreign country is no small feat! Getting from Eastern PA to Brazil is expensive, not to mention the costs associated with equestrian competition. Thankfully, Holly has been approved for a grant through the American Horse Trial Foundation, Inc. This organization provides support for riders with limited financial resources who are competing at a high level. If you would like to show your support for the rider grant program that is supporting Holly, you can make a donation to the AHTF here: http://www.ahtf3day.org. All donations are 100% tax-deductible, as the AHTF is registered as a 501 c (3) organization. Please simply note “rider grant program.”
Your donation will help one of Eastern PA’s own equestrians participate in the competitive experience of a lifetime, and can help turn a dream into reality for other riders as well.
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