International eventer Craig Thompson joins us with a variety of tips from training to horse care to tack selection. Craig is has been on several of the shows on the Horse Radio Network and he is a pleasure to work with.
Craig has been involved with event horses all of his professional life, first as a rider, then as a trainer and coach, and more recently as a course designer and horse trials organizer. Having spent a good portion of the last fifteen years in Middleburg, Virginia, he is now located in the east coast’s fastest growing horse country, Aiken, South Carolina.
Craig’s horses and students have placed consistently well at every level of competition. In 2008 he enjoyed top three placings from Beginner Novice through Advanced. Most notably his Advanced horse Orion, who Craig started as a three-year-old in 2003, returned to competition from a nine month hiatus to place 3rd at Millbrook and at Plantation, as well as winning the Area II Advanced Championships.
Over the years he has been lucky enough to train with some of eventing’s modern masters — Wash Bishop, Mike Plumb, David O’Connor, Phillip Dutton. In addition to his own horses, he started top Kentucky and Burghly finisher Sloopy, Pan American Games medalist Shared Dreams, and Radnor winner Nicki Henley.
Type of Tips:
Training, horse care, tack and more.
You can see Craig’s website at www.craigthompsoneventing.com.
Visit the Professional Rider’s Organization (PRO) website.
Here Craig’s visit to the Stable Scoop Radio Show.
Here Craig on the Eventing Radio Show.