UK-based Australian event rider Clayton Fredericks is continuing his quest for total world domination with a move to Ocala, FL. John has the scoop.
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EN’s good friend and Australian Olympic event rider Clayton Fredericks has officially announced today via press release that he plans to build a training facility in Ocala, FL. I know Clayton has been considering the option for a while as a great way to expand his riding/coaching business as well as Southern Stars Saddlery, which is operated by Clayton’s brother Kelvin. From the release:
“Australian Olympic event rider Clayton Fredericks has announced today that Team Fredericks is expanding its eventing business into the United States by establishing a new training facility…Clayton is currently exploring property options in Ocala, Florida as the U.S. headquarters since it has a large equestrian community, not least of all in eventing. Clayton will focus on the American market while Lucinda will continue to operate from the UK stables and further develop the business across Europe. This two-pronged approach will enable Team Fredericks to build the brand in all the key sport horse markets while providing extended opportunities for clinics and coaching as well as competitions and new equestrian related business ventures.“
Clayton has represented Australia multiple times at the Olympics, he won Rolex in 2007 with Ben Along Time, and won individual silver at the 2006 WEGs aboard Ben. He is a very well respected coach in Europe and he is a popular clinician in the US, having traveled to the States multiple times over the past few years. He has will instantly be one of the top coaches and riders in the US and I couldn’t be happier to have him in the states more. This also is great news for the development of North American eventing as we’ll have one more great coach educating our riders. Go eventing.