Buckingham Equestrian Center's show team for 2018 is huge! Olivia Kolenda started our show season off with two wins at the elite farm, "The Barracks". Then Kaitlin Smith won Reserve Champion and Abby Stillwell won Champion at Autumn Olive. Nikkie Copenhaver had top ribbons in the lows and a flawless course at Autumn Olive also! We welcome all our new riders with open arms and feel fortunate to have you join our already fabulous show team.
Kaitlin on Locksley, Mary, Nikki and Abby
Buckingham Equestrian Center is proud to announce we have won the Windridge Zephyr Perpetual trophy four times:
2008, 2009 2010 and 2016 VHSA Associate Short Stirrup Hunter year end Champions with three different horses and one pony.
2008 Step In Out
2009 Iron Slippers
Congratulations to three wonderful horses and one amazing pony!
Wellington and Iron Slippers are proudly owned by Buckingham Equestrian Center. Step In Out was owned by Reba Layman.
VHSA Short Stirrup Hunter trophy: The Windridge Zephyr Perpetual trophy
Iron Slippers and Maddie Brooks with her first championship in Pre Short Stirrup
Maddie Motley has been with Buckingham Equestrian Center's show team about two years now. Maddie rides both Iron Slippers and Simply Soft in shows and in lessons. She has a ton of potential and is going to be a team to beat! We are very proud to say Maddie is on the Buckingham Equestrian Center show team! Maddie will be stepping up to the Short Stirrup Hunter division this year and is more then ready. She has been jumping up to 2'6" at home. Looking forward to the future!
Kayleigh and Simply Soft
Kayleigh Haines joined our show team for 2018. She is riding Simply Soft through the year in the Short Stirrup Hunter division. She had a stellar performance at her very first show! She has a winning attitude and is an excellent student. Kayleigh has only been riding for 6 months, beating more seasoned riders at the her first show. We are very pleased to have Kayleigh on our team at Buckingham Equestrian Center.
Olivia and Nugget (Rio Prospector)
Olivia Kolenda and Rio Prospector will be competing for the 2018 show year in the VHSA Adult Equitation and Adult Hunter divisions! Olivia is a wonderful Equitation rider that we feel very fortunate to have on Buckingham Equestrian Center's show team! She learned her Equitation skills at her home farm in Woodford, VA, Woodpecker Farm with her trainer Beth Linton. At her first show in March she took blues in both the Equitation and Hunter classes at the elite show farm, "The Barracks". They vied against some of the top horses and riders from The Barracks and UVA and stayed on top. I am happy to give Olivia the opportunity to add to her experience, as a rider, on my own wonderful horse Rio Prospector.
Nikki and Nugget
Nikki Copenhaver will be riding Rio Prospector this year in the hunters. She just joined Buckingham Equestrian Center and is already advancing to show team status on Mary's top horse. She has a natural eye for details, winning at her very first show on Rio Prospector. We welcome this amazingly talented rider with open arms to our team! Looking forward to the future!
Abigail Stillwell and Little John of Locksley
Abigail Stillwell and Little John of Locksley will be competing in the Children's Hunter division in 2018. While Locksley is green, Abby does a great job with him, only riding with Buckingham Equestrian Center for two years. She has had great success at an Autumn Olive Farm horse show against much more seasoned riders and horses. Congrats to Abby on a job well done, looking forward to future shows with this team!
Kaitlin and Locksley
Kaitlin Smith will be showing Little John of Locksley for 2018. She started her VHSA year off with a Reserve Champion in the Working Hunter division at Autumn Olive. We are very fortunate to have Kaitlin on our show team. Her positive attitude shines through the entire team. She is always there to help others and they know they can count on her being a team member! Glad to have you Kaitlin! We are the lucky ones!
Kathleen and Zip's JC Cowboy 2011 Reserve Champions Adult Pleasure division
KATHLEEN SKELLY IS BUCKINGHAM EQUESTRIAN CENTER'S LONGEST STANDING SHOW RIDER. SHE HAS BEEN RIDING WITH BUCKINGHAM EQUESTRIAN CENTER FOR 15 YEARS NOW. KATHLEEN IS A NURSE BY PROFESSION SO SHE DOESN'T GET TO RIDE THAT OFTEN BUT SHE HAS A GOOD SENSE ABOUT HER. SHE CAN TELL WHAT IS GOING ON UNDERNEATH HER EVEN THOUGH SHE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH "MILEAGE". KATHLEEN TRYS VERY HARD WHEN SHE DOES GET TO RIDE AND DOES WELL WITH HER 11 YEAR OLD PARTNER, "COWBOY". SHE HAS HAD HUGE SUCCESS OVER THE YEARS ON HER ZIP'S JC COWBOY AND WILL CONTINUE TO FOR THE YEAR 2018.
What a Doll
Mary Svalstedt will be showing all her horses for the 2018 year at various shows. Rio Prospector, Rio Gal, What a Doll, Little John of Locksley and all of her clients horses as well. Some of these horses will also be ridden in shows by clients. We are fortunate to have such wonderful animals to ride here at Buckingham Equestrian Center! Wishing everyone good luck in 2018!
For general information regarding Lessons, Boarding, Shows etc. please contact Mary: (434) 983-7427 All inquiries via e-mail may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org