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Old Barrington Farm Offers Frank Madden Clinic November 11-12, 2017

Frank Madden with Old Barrington trainer Amelia McArdle, assistant Julie Smith and clinic riders.

Barrington, IL – October 10, 2017 – Old Barrington Farm welcomes nationally renowned trainer Frank Madden to their farm for a hunter/jumper clinic Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th, 2017. Madden will teach three sessions each day at heights of 2'6", 3' and 3'6".  Limited rider spots are available and auditors are welcome.
Frank Madden stands out as one of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young and developing show jumping talent in the United States. He has trained several of the most promising junior equitation and junior amateur jumper riders who have the potential to represent the United States at the highest levels of international competition.*
Madden and several of his top riders were featured in the 2005 Animal Planet television series "Horse Power: The Road to the Maclay." Animal Planet filmed as Madden's student Brianne Goutal made history as the first junior rider to win all the major equitation finals. Goutal won the USEF Medal Finals, ASPCA Maclay Finals, USEF Talent Search Finals, Capital Challenge Equitation Final, and the Washington International Equitation Final.*
In addition to training and clinics, Madden also judges and serves on several national committees including the USHJA Hunt Seat Equitation Task Force. He received the “Developmental Coach of the Year” award from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the “Show Hunter Horseman of the Year” award in 2005 from the Chronicle of the Horse.
The cost for riding in the clinic is $500.  The cost to audit the clinic is $40/day or $65 for both days, which includes breakfast and lunch.  For more information on available riding spots contact Joyce McArdle at 708-431-2235 or
Clinic Schedule:
  8:30 am – 10:30 am - 2'6" group
10:30 am – 12:30 pm - 3’ group
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Lunch
  1:30 pm – 3:30 pm - 3’6” group
Old Barrington Farm is the premier Midwest equestrian center built by the McArdle family on over 60 acres of rolling land in the Village of North Barrington, Illinois. Old Barrington offers boarding and training programs in a state-of-the-art facility featuring a spacious heated indoor ring, outdoor ring, grass field, all-weather and grass paddocks and trails for riding.  Just a short trail ride from the Equestrian Center, Old Barrington Estates is a unique residential community comprised of just 7 beautiful home sites ranging in size from 4 acres to over 9 acres.  Each home of Old Barrington Estates may have its own private horse barn and has access to the Equestrian Center’s amenities. 
For more information regarding the clinics or Old Barrington Farm, please visit and
Amelia McArdle – Hunter Jumper Trainer
Julie Smith - Assistant Trainer
26059 W. Scott Rd.

North Barrington, IL 60010


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