According to Holly Corcoran, "Endurance is a sport of strategy." Over the past several years she has boiled this strategy down to a science, and is shooting to compete at the World Equestrian Games in 2014.



Holly, a CPA by trade, was riding horses before she could walk, and grew up instilled with a love for horses and riding. This love eventually led her to the Arabian breed, and eventually to the sport of endurance riding, which filled her need to pursue something just a little different with her Arabians.

Just six years ago in 2003, Holly completed her first "limited distance" endurance ride, a mere 25-30 mile timed race. In 2007, she completed her first 50-mile ride. By 2011 she had already contributed to a team bronze medal finish at the 100 mile North American Endurance Team Challenge in Greenville California; her first international competition, and on a borrowed horse, no less! In total she holds 1,765 endurance miles, and 350 limited distance miles.

Today, Holly has 3 horses in training at her near 11-acre farm in Effort, PA. All of her competition mounts are purebred Arabians from Asgard Arabians in West Virginia, owned by Dr. Tom & Holly Sayvetz. Holly prefers the Asgard horses because they are bred specifically for the sport of endurance, and have an exceptional athleticism that gives her a clear advantage at the mandatory vet holds. 7 year old Faveur is moving up the ranks and recently completed his first 75 mile ride at the Vermont Moonlight Ride. Holly plans to take Faveur, as well as 6 year old Poete, to compete in their first FEI-level rides in Canada this Labor Day Weekend.

While Holly's Pennsylvania farm has served her well up until this point, she is looking to up her game by moving somewhere where she can put the necessary trail miles on her horses without trailering out. If she's going to be selected for a WEG team, she and her horses need to be in tip-top shape. Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd. is proud to offer her lovely home and farm for sale at the price of $410,000. It offers a 5-stall barn, riding arena, and 4-bedroom farmhouse, and is within trailering distance of Jacobsburg State Park, Hawk Mountain, the Connashaugh Trail, and the Paulinskill Valley Trail. As the home of a highly successful FEI-level rider, this farm is a perfect home base for equestrians of many disciplines. For more information on this lovely farm, visit the listing website: http://www.cshorseproperties.com/Effort/Pennsylvania/Homes/Chestnuthill_Township/Agent/Listing_84217739.html

 

We wish the best of luck to Holly in her endurance endeavors this year!