Sunday, September 29, 2013

World equestrian championship within reach for Chestnuthill Township woman - Full Article

By Chris Reber
Pocono Record Writer
September 28, 2013

A Chestnuthill Township woman has set out a training program to reach the highest level of endurance horse riding. And based on her recent results, that plan is working.

Holly Corcoran, of Effort, has been training endurance horses since 2009, while balancing her day job as a CPA in Stroudsburg. She trains Arabian horses at her farm in Chestnuthill Township, with the goal of participating in the pinnacle of the sport, the World Equestrian Games.

In her outing in Stormont, Ontario, Canada, last month, Corcoran and her horses took first in the 50-mile and second in the 75-mile races.

This December, she will know for sure whether her 7-year-old horse will qualify for the World Equestrian Games 2014, scheduled for Normandy, France, in August.

"I can potentially make it to France next spring," she said...

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