Junior Novice Steeplechase Clinic

Sunday March 1, 2020 – Shawan Downs – 10:00 am

*Jumping and previous race experience are not required to attend this clinic.

2020 Clinicians:

Lia McGuirk – NSA Licensed Jockey, winner of the My Lady’s Manor Timber Stakes and Willowdale Steeplechase

Co-clinicians TBD

This steeplechase racing clinic for junior riders is a mounted clinic. We will introduce the sport to new participants and teach juniors with an interest in pony racing the skills and tactics necessary to succeed. More seasoned junior jockeys are encouraged to attend as well.

All levels will benefit from our experienced clinicians. 

We will work with young riders and show them how to use their knowledge and skills from the show ring or hunt field and translate it to the race course.

Riders must have their own mounts and will be grouped by ability and experience. Riders must be proficient at the walk, trot, and canter but are not required to jump.

Successfully completing this clinic may qualify participants for the MSA Junior Field Master Chase series.

2020 rates
$25 per rider if payment is received by 2/28…  $30 per rider if paid after.

Junior Novice Clinic Syllabus 2020


Required to participate:
• Your own mount
Signed Release
• Pre-Approval by clinicians (fill out registration form & submit ASAP)
• Approved helmet
• Yoke
• Protective Vest


Shawan Downs

1401 Shawan Rd

Cockeysville, MD 21030

For more information please contact Lia McGuirk (contact info found on clinic syllabus)