Claire McKean joins Torrey Pines Stables

08 July 2021

Claire McKean, a 23-year-old American, appeared on the Knokke tour under the Torrey Pines colors. She confirms that she has recently joined Eric Lamaze's ranks, notably with his new 7-year-old recruit Oh My Star Van Strytem (Zazu). Biche du Tiblo (Gentleman IV), owned by Torrey Pines Stables, had her first international competitions with her in recent weeks. "He gave me a great opportunity to ride some horses for him, I'm extremely grateful and excited for the future!" she says.

Claire McKean has competed in U-25 events, and won the 2019 CSIO Young Riders team event in Hagen at the New Generation finals. Most recently, the American was working for Spencer Smith - a Torrey Pines rider as well. "I owe him a lot for helping me get opportunities like getting to work with people like Eric," she says.

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