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Missy Clark

Missy Clark
Equitation • Hunters • Jumpers

Missy Clark has led the equitation training ranks for years, coaching 35 national equitation champion and reserve champions over the past 17 consecutive years.  Missy has also produced many national jumper and hunter champions, most recently Hillary Dobbs who has successfully represented the USET in the US, Europe and South America amongst other impressive wins and rookie jumper sensation, Darragh Kenny of Ireland.  Missy and her husband, John Brennan own North Run of Warren, VT and Wellington, FL.

 

 


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An Interview Featuring Her Recent WEF Success

Get to know Missy Clark from her introduction to the sport to her greatest influences. Missy is well known for her ability to mold riders as well as horses into National Champions in the equitation ring time and again, but her talents don't end there. Watch how her dedication to the sport is producing Grand Prix super stars as well. This in depth interview includes Missy's play by play of Darragh Kenny's recent WEF Grand Prix win aboard Missy's horse, "Gael Force."

Running Time:  15 minutes and 54 seconds

Figure Eight Exercise

With demonstrations by Grand Prix rider, Darragh Kenny, and Medal & Maclay winner, Hayley Barnhill, Missy introduces her figure eight exercise that helps to develop the rider’s eye and control, while improving the horse’s rideability and jump.

Running Time: 8 minutes and 1 second

Fine-Tuning Downward Transitions & Trot Fences

Missy reveals the exercise that she uses to make both her equitation horses and jumpers comfortable with downward transitions and trot fences. Missy has designed a drill that, with practice, will lead to the mastery of this sophisticated test that often appears in equitation classes.

Running Time: 11 minutes and 18 seconds

In the Spotlight Interview - Short Version

Olympian Peter Wylde and equitation/grand prix star-maker, Missy Clark, talk about their exciting new collaboration as they join forces at North Run. Peter is looking to get back to the top of his game and with all that Missy brings to the table, he’s sure to get there. With huge success already at Wellington during the Winter Equestrian Festival, the future looks bright.

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Running Time: 2 minutes and 15 seconds

Interview with Peter & Missy

Olympian Peter Wylde and equitation/grand prix star-maker, Missy Clark, talk about their exciting new collaboration as they join forces at North Run. Peter is looking to get back to the top of his game and with all that Missy brings to the table, he’s sure to get there. With huge success already at Wellington during the Winter Equestrian Festival, the future looks bright.

Running Time: 5 mintues and 32 seconds

Landing the Lead for Seamless Bending Lines

With demonstrations by Grand Prix rider, Darragh Kenny, and Medal & Maclay winner, Hayley Barnhill, Missy shows us the exercise that she uses to encourage both her equitation horses and jumpers to land on the correct lead in bending lines. For equitation, this adds to the fluidity of a round and for jumpers it offers greater efficiency.

To learn more about how to get your horse to land on the proper lead check out Landing on the Proper Lead by John French.

Running Time:  6 minutes and 38 seconds

 

Missy Clark Interview - Short Version

Get to know Missy Clark from her introduction to the sport to her greatest influences. Missy is well known for her ability to mold riders as well as horses into National Champions in the equitation ring time and again, but her talents don't end there. Watch how her dedication to the sport is producing Grand Prix super stars as well.

Running time: 2 minutes and 26 seconds

Release and Connection

Missy Clark discusses the importance of the rider's connection to the horse's mouth, particularly the rider's release over the jump. Grand Prix rider, Darragh Kenny, beautifully demonstrates independence of hand and seat while performing advanced releases. 

Running Time: 6 minutes and 20 seconds

What To Look For In An Equitation Prospect

Missy Clark and her students test and evaluate five young horses to determine their suitability and aptitude for the equitation division.

Running Time: 12 minutes and 23 seconds