Clayton Fredericks moving to a new base in Florida

  • Clayton Fredericks will be basing himself in Ocala, Florida, from next month.

    The Australian eventer is taking 35 stalls at Charles and Anne Koch’s Oak Lane Farm and hopes to have 10 horses training from there by January 2013.

    Team Fredericks announced last month that Clayton was looking for an American yard, to be used as a training facility, whilst his wife Lucinda would manage the European side of their business.

    The Ocala yard will also be a US base for the Fredericks’ Southern Stars Saddlery brand, run from Perth, Western Australia, by Clayton’s brother Kelvin.

    “It’s a very exciting opportunity for me at a time when I am shifting my focus to coaching to be able to offer clients the perfect environment in which to prepare for competitions at all levels here in the States,” said Clayton.

    “I thrive on challenges and exploring new horizons in eventing and there is clearly enormous potential here in Ocala to develop the sport with the landscape that Oak Lane Farm presents.”

    Clayton will compete four horses at the Fair Hill International CCI3* in Maryland (19-21 October).

    Among his international clients relocating to Ocala is South African Hayley Parker and her advanced horse Pigrela des Cabanes.

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