Fox Pointe Farm's Events Brings Nationally-Renowned Clinicians to Central Virginia

Fox Pointe Farm's Events Brings Nationally-Renowned Clinicians to Central Virginia

Submitted by: Colleen Seely
Phone: 804 263 5191
Email Address: foxpointefarm(at)yahoo.com
Date Added: 3/16/2017

Trainer Colleen Seely is proud to raise the bar by hosting Nationally -Renowned Hunter/Jumper Clinicians to Fox Pointe Farms Events in 2017 at her Fox Pointe Farm LLC in Quinton,VA.
Fox Pointe Farm LLC will host Ellen Shevella, Melanie Smith Taylor and Frank Madden this season as part of their Fox Pointe Farms Event Series.
The biographies of these clinicians speak for themselves, they bring an upper level of opportunity our region's equestrian community.
Ellen Shevella- April 2,2017 and September 24,2017-
Veteran USEF judge Ellen Shevella she is an experienced nationally recognized and awarded professional with over 30 years in the industry at the premier level. She has produced horses and riders that have been champions at Palm Beach WEF, HITS, Capital Challenge, National Horse Show, Harrisburg, and most National and Regional and Hunter Seat Medal Finals. She judges competitions including United States Equestrian Federation Registered Judge in four divisions, (Hunters, Hunter and Jumping Seat Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumpers.

Melanie Smith Taylor July 8-9,2017-
Melanie Smith Taylor's show jumping achievements are well known. From an early childhood on a farm in her home state of Tennessee, she went on to gain international recognition as both a competitor and a trainer While training with George Morris in the early 1970s, Melanie was successful in amateur/owner jumper classes before graduating to the Grand Prix level. In 1978, she earned the American Grandprix Association's Lady Rider of the Year title, and she was also named the AGA's overall Rider of the Year. Melanie became one of only two riders ever to win the "Triple Crown of Show Jumping" by winning the American Invitational, the International Jumping Derby and the American Gold Cup. Melanie was part of the USET's Gold Medal team at the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico. At the "Alternate Olympics" in 1980, Melanie won the individual Bronze Medal aboard her beloved horse Calypso. She also placed second that same year in the World Cup Final. She was named the United States Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year after winning the World Cup Final in 1982. Riding Calypso, she capped her show jumping career with a team Gold Medal in the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, a year in which she was a finalist for the Sullivan Award which is given to the nation's top amateur athlete.

Frank Madden -December 9-10, 2017
Frank Madden stands out as one of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young and developing show jumping talent in the United States. He has trained several of the most promising junior equitation and junior amateur jumper riders who have the potential to represent the United States at the highest levels of international competition.The training ring, however, is just one area in which Madden contributes to the development of American show jumping. In addition to his previous work producing the "Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill," he serves on several national committees, served on the board of the USHJA Hunt Seat Equitation Task Force for numerous years, currently serves on the board of the USHJA Competition Standards Committee and frequently donates his time and expertise by judging, giving clinics, and developing potential sponsors for the sport. Madden's efforts have been recognized in various awards and honors such as the prestigious "Developmental Coach of the Year" award from the United States Olympic Committee and designation as "Show Hunter Horseman of the Year for 2005" by The Chronicle of the Horse.

Contact clinic host Colleen Seely of Fox Pointe Farm LLC
804-263-5191 or foxpointefarm@gmail.com for registration, stabling and additional information.Fox Pointe Farm is located in Quinton,VA.

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