SVDA Clinics & Programs

Emily Melick emelick31@gmail.com

SVDA hosts a variety of local, regional and national professionals at discounted clinic rates for SVDA Members

Be sure to check here and on the SVDA Events page for upcoming clinics and seminars!

All SVDA Clinics Require a signed form with release and current proof of coggins. Download the 2017 Clinic Application here

SVDA Low cost Clinic with Kris Montgomery for SVDA members

Sat June 10 at Silverleaf Farm, Suffolk, VA

45 min private lessons for $40, closing date is April 28th

Kris is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist as well as a USDF certified instructor through 2nd level.

She grew up riding with Janet Foy (now an FEI 5* Dressage Judge), including spending spent summers and holidays and being a working student before she went to college.

After College, Kris became the trainer at Spring Creek Equestrian center outside of beautiful Jackson Hole Wyoming, , where she continued to work with Janet, but also ride extensively with Linda Zang Debbie McDonald, Stephen Peters and Reinhard Neilson of Grunwoldhof Germany as well.  . One of her most treasured experiences was being chosen to ride with  Kyra Kirkland in  the 1998 USDF Symposium. Kris met Betsy Steiner during the USDF Instructor certification process and rode with her in California.  She moved to Va in 2000 and started working with Debbie Bowman who she’s worked with consistently with for 10 years.

In 2016-2017,  Kris have been working toward her  200 hour yoga certification in a gentle restorative yoga style. She will complete the certification this spring.  She believe that they go hand in hand to help the riders to become more supple and adjustable while riding.