Equine endurance expert will hold special clinic

By Kevin Black in Events

Equine expert Maggie Pattinson will be holding a special clinic at Lingfield Park Racecourse to put riders of all abilities through their paces.

The Chef D’Equipe of the England Home International Endurance Squad will pass on some of her lifetime skills and passion to enable riders to achieve their personal performance goals.

Run by Lingfield Equine Vets – the official vet partner of Lingfield Park Racecourse at each of its race fixtures – the clinic, on Wednesday, May 31, will aim to develop rider skills and optimise equine fitness.

Maggie, who has a lifetime of experience across equestrian disciplines from dressage to racing, will be working alongside experts in equine nutrition on the day. As well as her endurance work with the England team, she is also official coach and trainer for the Mongol Derby entrants, a race across 1000km of Mongolian Steppe which draws riders from across the world.

Horses taking part in the clinic at Lingfield Park, will be fitted with heart rate monitors and have the chance to be weighed on a portable weigh bridge before Maggie takes them out on the track. She will explain the fundamentals of getting horses fit and how to target for specific competitions, or merely achieve and maintain a general level of fitness for a healthy, happy horse.

To book a space at £20 per horse for a group session – with a maximum of four horses per group – call Lingfield Equine Vets on: 01342 300008 or email: info@lingfieldequinevets.com

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