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Upper Level Mounted Prep

  • 06/27/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Copperfield Farm, 5825 Keyser Rd., Hume, VA 22639


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Opening Date:  June 7

Closing Date:  June 22

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!  Sign up today to ride with ChristinKeim at the lovely Copperfield Farm in Hume, VA.  Spend the day riding, learning, wrapping and prepping with National Examiners on hand to help, guide and instruct.  

FIVE Mounted Preps, hosted by VRPC, are scheduled May through September.  These clinics, taught by USPC National Examiners from around the country, are geared toward those VRPC members who are interested in testing at the national level in 2018. 

Statistics show that clinic attendees pass at a much higher rate than those who have not taken advantage of these prep clinic opportunities! Sign up now!

The schedule will generally have one flat and one jump session, or two flats for the dressage per prep day. In addition, longeing and bandaging, plus a few new programs, will be fit in mid-day.  These are sections that riders often fail, so this is a chance to recieve some excellent, supervised practice. You will get the most out of a day-long attendance commitment. Attending these preps with other members builds comraderie and encourages learning through auditing, as well. Attendees often get unexpected instruction at setting fences correctly,  developing your eye, etc. 

While these sessions are tailored to the C2 and above, mature members age 12 and up who are rising through the levels, are welcome to attend if space allows.  VRPC members are also welcome to audit.  

Location:  Copperfield Farm, 5825 Keyser Rd., Hume, VA  22639

Clinician:  Christina Keim

Cost:  $75 (in region), $100 (out of region) 

Out of region USPC members, please register with the code "OutofRegion"

Clinician:  Christina Keim

Christina "Chris" Keim is an avid and accomplished equestrian with competitive results in the eventing, dressage, and show jumping arenas, as well as in competitive distance riding. She is a former area eventing champion and has had horses finish in the top ten for national year-end rankings wth the USEA.  On her former mount Weltinus, Chris earned her USDF Bronze Medal, was a regional champion in the freestyle, and rode with top trainers such as Kathy Connelly, George Williams, and Nancy Later.  More recently, Chris has trained extensively with Rachel Greene Lowell, Verne Batchelder, and Denny Emerson, who introduced her to the sport of competitive trail/endurance.  

A graduate of the United States Pony Club (HA, Squamscott), Chris remains active with USPC as a National Examiner and clinician.  Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association as the Regional President for Zone 1, Region 2 and is also on the Board of Governors for the American Connemara Pony Society. 

Chris is a graduate of the USDF "L" judge's training program and holds her USEF "r" Connemara judge's card.  

She earned a Masters in Education from the University of New Hampshire.  

Chris is based at her own Cold Mon Farm in Rochester NH, home to her Connemara crosses, JEF Anna Rose and DRF Isabela, her Thoroughbred cross, Liatris, and her Morgan, Spring Hollow Marquesa.



For technical assistance, email Dawn Bellinger at bellingerdr@gmail.com

For questions about membership, email Aldona Petraitis at VRPCmembership@gmail.com

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