When Mark Beecher moved to the USA from Ireland in 2010 he put his show jumping roots aside to pursue a career as a steeplechase and timber racing jockey. It took an event rider to get him back in the show jumping ring on May 26-27 for the George Morris clinic at Boyd and Silva Martin’s Windurra Farm in Cochranville, Pa.
Beecher joked that when Boyd approached him about riding in the clinic, he told him he’d let him know if he survived the races at Fair Hill (Md.) over Memorial Day weekend. He called Boyd on Saturday night to let him know it was a go.