John Ledingham Clinic at SFC November 19-20, 2019, sponsored and organized by Lisa DeMars and the FHJS.
Comdt. John Ledingham, of Co. Meath, Ireland was a member of the Irish Army Equitation School until retirement in 2002. He competed in the Seoul Olympics, 3 World Championships, 3 European Championships, 15 Aga Khan Nations Cups (5 willing teams) and 63 Nations Cups for Ireland. He also was a 3-time winner of The Hickstead Derby and of the Hickstead Speed Derby, and 4-time winner of the Royal Dublin Horse Show Puissance setting a record of 7’5” in 1987!
Since his retirement from the Irish Army, Comdt Ledingham has be Chef d’Equip of Irish Junior Teams, winning 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at European Championships, a gold medal at Youth Olympic Games, Nan-jing, China; Irish Equestrian Team manager, Athens Olympics; Coach to Irish Modern Pentathlon riders at Lon-don and Rio Olympics; Chef d’Equip World Breeding Championships, Lanaken, Belgium where Irish-bred horses won 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals; Coach to British Eques. Federation Showjumping Pathway (2010-2016); Chairman of Coaching Committee, Horsesport Ireland (2002-present); 3-time Coach of the Year and is an FEI Gold Medal Recipient.