Kara Chad Trains with Ben Maher
Kara Chad recently had the opportunity to train with one of the world’s top ranked equestrian riders, Ben Maher. Based at Elsenhan Stud in Oxfordshire, UK, the farm owned by and managed by Ben Maher, Kara received one-on-one training from one of the leading athletes, at one of the top training centres in the sport of show jumping. Gaining this international experience was a career altering step in the growth and development of her equestrian career. During the fall 2013 season, Kara attended 7 international competitions including Longines Global Champions Tour, Equita Lyon, and Gucci Masters. Her presence at these events successfully integrated her into the international circuit and helped secure her as a serious contender at the grand prix level.
Ben Maher is known for his training style which focuses on optimizing the health, well-being and rider relationship with the horse. These principles were applied to the Kara’s daily training routine and she saw great advancement in her fitness, technique and confidence – and the results speak for themselves. Kara received 3rd place at the Longines Global Champions Tour Lausanne 2013 Grand Prix, 2nd place at the Prix Credit Suisse 1.35m at Concours Hippique International de Geneve, and champion at the CSIO2* Gold Tour Grand Prix at Vienna Masters.