Oct 12, 2015 1:02 AM by Ross Field
World class eventer Lucinda Green was in the northstate Sunday hosting a clinic at Camelot Equestrian Park in Butte County.
Green's list of eventing accomplishments are truly impressive. She's the 1982 World Champion and a two-time European Champion (1975, 1977). She also won an Olympic silver medal in the team event in the 1984 Summer Games. Between 1973-1984, she won a record six times at the Badminton Horse Trials, on six different horses.
Rider Kayleen Crowley, who attended the clinic, enjoyed learning from one of the world's leading experts on eventing.
"To be able to be in the arena with somebody, the books that you've read about, the grids that you've ridden, to have her right in front you, it's phenomenal!" said Crowley.
"(Teaching) is fascinating because the wonderful thing about horses are there's never two of the same, and the fascinating thing is trying to relate the horse to the rider and you try to get them to get the best out of each other. You can't always do it but you can try," added Green.
Eventing could be termed an "equestrian triathlon." It involves working with a horse both on the flat and over fences. The three phases are: dressage, endurance (or cross-country), and show jumping. At the end of the competition, scores for all the competitors are totaled. Each test is scored individually and the penalties accrued are added together for the final results. The lowest score is the winning score.