Claire O'Brien

Pg.Dip., BSc (Hons), BHSAI, BHS Int SM, AI (DEFRA)

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

What Is Sweet Auburn Coaching About?

Welcome to my website.

Sweet Auburn Coaching services was named after Claire’s old family home, ‘Sweet Auburn’, in Ireland, which was hand built by her Grandfather, Michael O’ Flanagan.

Claire is based in Hampshire and specialises in training young horses and re-training horses for eventing. Her experience as an international groom/head groom for riders such as Karin Donckers, Lisa Sabbe, TT Eventing and Sam Watson, has given her a well established background in managing and training a wide range of international performance horses. Most notably, she has found a particular interest in applying the science behind equine learning theory to training event horses. This passion for establishing a link between the latest research and performance equitation has lead to Claire developing her full-time career as an Equine Lecturer, but she still enjoys coaching immensely in her spare time (when not marking papers!).

Claire is a fully qualified BHS Coach

Claire is a fully qualified BHS Coach