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Fix-A-Test at CCS with Janine Malone

The Fix-a-test done under the auspices of VADA-CH and ShenVADA will be at CCS on June 2nd.  All are welcome to audit.

Rides start at 9:00am and go on until 3:30 pm.


TO ride in this test you had to have been a volunteer at the Rosinburg events show at Lexington on May 19/20th.. The next chance to volunteer and work to wards a faix a test with Janine is at the Rosinburg events show at Culpeper June 16/17th.

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Posted: May 31, 2012
Filed under: Cedar Creek Stables News — By Melyni Worth

Come and learn from one of the best. Peter Atkins XC/Jumping clinic, May 19/20th

Peter Atkins Cross Country/Jumping Clinic

May 19th & 20th, 2012

Please join us in this exciting 2 day cross country clinic with Peter Atkins and help support him on the road to the Olympics!

$250 for both days (day 1: gymnastics as they relate to XC. Day 2: XC)  $175 for one day     Groups are small and space is limited so contact us today!

Stabling available on grounds. $25/night      Sunrise Stables      62 Freshwater lane,  Lexington, VA

540 460-2141 0r

Don’t miss this chance to improve your skill and confidence. Peter is a fantastic teacher from the land of “OZ” and holds the secrets of those wildly successful down-under riders.  Peter is excellent with problem horses. He has a very kind approach and a soft touch.  He elevates confidence in even the most timid rider and has horses believing that they can do anything.  He has been very well received at clinics all over the world.



Peter was born in Launceston, Tasmania in June of 1965.  From the moment he was conceived he was on the back of a horse, racing, fox hunting and eventing.  He was destine to be a rider.  His Father was the Master of Fox hounds for over 30 yrs and his Mother, who is 70 and is still eventing and Fox Hunting was an amateur jockey, Grand Prix showjumper and was long listed on the Australia eventing team for the LA Olympics in 1984.  

Peter began competing his pony, “Tony Pony” at the age of 6.  He then moved onto his lg pony “Lollipop” who won the 6 bar competition at 6 foot.  Throughout his childhood he was active in pony club, showjumping, fox hunting and eventing.  At age 16 he left Tasmainia and joined the Australian Army where he was an avionics technician for 12 yrs.  When he wasn’t fixing helicopters he was riding and competing for the Army in his Army uniform.  During his young rider years he represented his state 6 times at the young rider championships and  rode on the Australian team in the Interpacific three day.  Peter left the Army after 12 yrs and moved to Germany with his 3 horses to further his training with various dressage trainers.  Following his dream to ride on the Australian team, in 1996, before the summer Olympics, he flew his 3 horses to the U.S. to train.  He decided he liked it here and got married 7 years later. Peter now owns a farm in Ocala FL where he lives during the winter with his wife, Amy and son, Owen.  During the summers they move up to Woodstock, VT where they live and train on Amy’s family farm.


Peter has competed at the following CCI** and CCI*** events:

Rolex CCI****,  WEG ****,  FairHill CCI***, Camino Real CCI***,  Radnor CCI**,   Luhmuhlen CCI*** (Germany), Boekelo CCI*** (Holland), Gawler CCI*** (Australia), Melbourne CCI*** (Australia),  Naracourte CCIY** (Australia)  as well as winning the Intermediate Australian One-Day Event Championships.

He represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in 2010 and was qualified for the 1994 World Championships and the 1996 Olympics.

In the Fall of 2000, Peter won the Stuart Horse Trials Open Intermediate, was 2nd at Hunter’s Run Open Intermediate, 5th at Millbrook Advanced, 3rd at Fair Hill HT Advanced, 2nd at Morven Park Advanced and completed the Fair Hill CCI***. All on the same horse which he trained from the start. Under Peter’s guidance the horse went from novice to advanced in 14 months.

In the winter of 2005 Peter imported a horse from Australia and had a very successful season with his new partner Figjam. In the summer of 2006 he won the Open Intermediate division at Sure Fire farm, the Advanced division at Millbrook and he also won the Area 2 Advanced Championships at Morven Park.

In 2007 he acquired his current partner, HJ Hampton who he trained from Novice to Advanced in a year and a half.  Together they have become famous for their amazing helmet cam rides cross-country. They have had many top placings at intermediate and advanced including Rolex, WEG and a recent 11th place finish at Fair Hill International CCI ***.

Currently Peter is spending the summer in the UK training for the 2012 summer Olympics.  He is planning to run Henry at the Luhmuhlen 4* in Germany, June 14-17th.

Peter has trained with David O’Connor (2000 Olympic Gold Medalist), Dr. Matthias Baumann (Seoul Olympic Gold Medalist {Team}) , Reiner Schmerglatt (German Jumper rider/trainer), Holga Finken (German Dressage rider/trainer) and Captain Mark Phillips (current U.S. Team coach).  He holds the NCAS-1 from the Equestrian Federation of Australia, equivalent to the BHSI (BritishHorse Society Instructor).


Posted: May 2, 2012
Filed under: Cedar Creek Stables News — By Melyni Worth