Returning in 2020
May 2/3 2020
Details to follow!
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.
June 16 -21 2019
It's over! A great time was had by all and it is time to book for 2020 which will be June 22- 27
Olympian Jim Wofford!
returning in 2020
July 11/12 2020
Cost $250 per day $400 weekend
Stalls $50 with bedding
Wofford has had a successful riding career, joining the USA Eventing Team in 1965 and remaining a member until 1985. During this time, he trained under Bert de Nemethy and Jack Le Goff.
Wofford competed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games on his famous horse Kilkenny, winning team silver both times, and was also named to the 1980 Olympic Games but did nstallsot compete due to the Olympic Committee's boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. He was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal many years after. He also competed on the US Eventing Team at the 1970 World Championships at Punchestown, Ireland, winning an individual bronze with Kilkenny, and at the 1978 World Championship with Carawich, winning a team bronze.
Wofford’s records also include five wins—each on a different horse—at five US National Championships, a team gold medal at the 1967 Pan Am Games, and two wins at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day (1981 with Carawich and 1986 with The Optimist —remarkably coming out of retirement to ride the horse for student and fellow Olympian, Karen O'Connor). He also competed very successfully abroad from 1959–1986. In all, Wofford competed at the advanced level over 20 years. During this time, he also raced as a steeplechase jockey, and fox hunted for over 20 years.
Perhaps even more impressive than his riding career is his career as a coach. Wofford began focusing on coaching after his retirement, and has produced riders on nearly every USET Eventing team. He has had at least one student on every US Olympic, World Championship, or Pan Am team since 1978. Today he is sought after as a clinician.
Notable record of his achievements as a coach include:
2004 Athens Olympics: Kimberly Severson and John Williams were both former students. Severson went on to win the individual silver. The team won bronze. Also coached the Canadian team.
2003 Pan Am Games, as coach for the silver medal-winning Canadian team.
2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, where he coached the Canadian team. The gold medal US team also had former students Kim Vinoski-Severson, David O'Connor and John Williams.
2000 Sydney Olympics, where all four US team members—David O'Connor, Karen O'Connor, Nina Fout and Linden Wiesman—had trained with Wofford. David O’Connor went on to win the individual gold medal, and the team won bronze.
Wofford was named United States Olympic Committee development coach of the year in 1998 and 1999.
USDF Gold Jane Kelly!
Pivate Lessons $70
Small Group $40
Dressage will be Sat, Jumping Sunday
Stabling $40 -no bedding
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.
Robert & Ellen FISCHER