Jan. 8, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia equestrian head coach Meghan Boenig announces that Meg O’Mara will join the squad beginning this spring. O’Mara is the younger sister of Georgia rider Abby O’Mara and is the daughter of Tom and Liz O’Mara.
“We are very excited to welcome Meg to our team this spring,” Boenig said. “From academics to riding talent, she is extraordinary! I expect her to hit the ground running this spring and bring a great, positive impact to her team.”
O’Mara brings over 15 years of experience the Georgia program. In 2010, she was the NAJYRC Individual Junior Silver Medalist and finished first at the Capital Challenge Jr/Ao Challenge. In 2011, she finished first at both the Jacksonville Grand Prix and the Venice Charity Show Grand Prix. She was also a member of the 2011 European Young Rider Tour and the USEF Junior Jumper Champion Individual and Team Gold teams.
In 2012, O’Mara earned reserve championship honors at the USEF Finals East before taking home the championship at the Southeast Maclay Regionals. O’Mara took home championships at the 2012 PHA Finals and the USEF Medal Finals and finished fifth at the Maclay Finals and Washington International Horse Show Equitation Classic. She rounded out 2012 by being named the USEF Junior Hunter Finals Champion and the Devon Horse Show Junior Hunter Champion. She also placed first at the Devon Horse Show in the USET Talent Search and Maclay and was a gold medalist for the NAJYRC Young Riders Team. In 2013, she finished 14th in the Pfizer $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix.
In addition to her awards, O’Mara was a participant in the prestigious George H. Morris Horse Mastership Training Session in both 2011 and 2012, as well as the George Morris Gladstone Program in 2013.