Please take time to read event expectations.
Done for 2020. Possible return 2021!
Now living in Aiken, SC, Richard grew up in Woodstock, VT helping his family run a horse farm and riding camp with up to 80 horses and also a winter ski lodge. His family showed hunters and jumpers, evented, joined Pony Club activities and fox hunted. After attending college at St Lawrence University where he majored in English and American Literature, he lived in Ireland (�75 -�80) helping manage his father�s guest house and riding center while riding show jumpers, event horses and race horses. He also foxhunted extensively and he also worked with Eric Horgan (Irish 3-day Event Team) for two years. While in Ireland he passed the 1st level of The British Horse Society Instructor Certification.
After returning from Ireland, Richard lived in Chester County, PA where he started teaching riders and training and/or competing horses at all levels of eventing, show jumping and dressage. For over 35 years, he has been coaching and conducting clinics in many disciplines, working with all levels of young riders as well as adult riders. Some of his students have been competing at the CCI 2* , CCI 3* and CCI 4*levels. Richard is certified at Level III in the USEA Instructor Certification Program (ICP).
Since 2002, he also has served as the Chef d�Equipe and/or the Coach of the US Pony Club Team at the USEF National Pony Jumper Championships where they have won Team and Individual Medals during that time. In 2014 the Pony Club team won the Gold Medal in both the Team and Individual Competitions. And he has for many years successfully prepared and coached many riders for the Jumper, Equitation and Hunter divisions at USEF Horse Shows.
Richard also has extensive experience as a Show Jumping Course Designer for Eventing and Jumper Competitions, building courses for eventing competitions such as The Foxhall Cup CCI*** (�00 � �05), the Jackson Hole Horse Trials in Jackson, WY, and for The USPC Championships for over 20 years. He also helped develop the Georgia International Horse Park and and organize the Equestrian Competitions for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in Conyers, GA, where he was Technical Coordinator for Show Jumping.
Because Richard continually works to improve what and how he teaches in many disciplines, he is very popular as a teacher, trainer and clinician as he travels locally, regionally and nationally.
In Aiken, Richard has a number of students that he teaches regularly and most days of the week he rides and trains horses and riders for multiple disciplines, including field hunters.
And in 2012 Richard traveled to London where he coached members of the 2012 US Olympic Modern Pentathlon (MP)Team in the Riding Event. The last 3 events of Modern Pentathlon, Riding and the Combined (Run and Shoot) were held in Greenwich Park in the same facility as the equestrian events.
Great weather and great times! Thanks to everyone!
Applications for next years Camp Cook are being taken!
USDF Gold Jane Kelly!
Yes! Great news! Jane is returning November 14-15!
Spots filing fast! Privates, group and jumping on Sunday if the flat does not fill up!
Jane Kelly is an award-winning equestrian instructor. Jane grew up participating in 4-H and Pony Club activities in New York. Jane showed extensively in hunter and equitation classes, qualified for the Maclay Finals and evented through the Preliminary level, and is a graduate "A" of the United States Pony Club.
Her equestrian training spanned two continents as she trained in Germany for three years schooling through the Grand Prix level. Jane received numerous awards from the Michigan Dressage Association (MDA), Great Lakes Dressage Club (GLDC) and United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for her competition success in Materiale through Grand Prix classes. Jane has been a Pony Club National Examiner for 18 years. She achieved the USDF medals of Gold, Silver and Bronze. Jane is a USDF "L" graduate judge, a USDF Associate Instructor, a Centered Riding Instructor, and was a 2009 USDF PM Delegate for Region 2.
*Deposits of 50% for all events, refunds with vet note minus $25
*Horse rental fee $100 per event, I provide grain, saddle & bridle.
Your saddle may be used if it fits horse. Rider expected to care for horse as own
(hay, bedding, saddle pads, buckets etc rider responsibility)
*Water, manure pit and sponge off area at front of barn as is porta john
* parking is tight, you will be directed where to park. Please unload and move trailer
to designated spot in timely fashion
* we have 4 dogs,2 barn pigs and chickens so please leave your dogs home
* please keep stall area tidy, stall guard up between barns at night
* bring bedding and pick rather than strip prior to departure
Robert & Ellen FISCHER