Christine Smith 


Member, U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) Sport Horse Committee
Former Board of Directors, North American Selle Francais Association
USDF Certified Clinician for in-hand showing

Member, USDF Sport Horse Committee. Educates breeders, owners, handlers, trainers, and judges about the ideals of dressage sport horse prospects and breeding stock. Encourages the efforts of USDF member breeders in producing the highest quality dressage sport horses. Provides dressage sport horse competition management, owners, and breeders with competition guidelines and opportunities. Nurtures and develops future generations for the dressage sport horse breeding industry.

Wildest Expectations Farm Stephens City, VA. Breed, train, show and sell Selle Francais and Danish Warmbloods. Owns the highest-scoring Elite foals from 1995 and 1996 in the US and Canada having bred one and purchased the other. Began showing in-hand in 1995. Won the Amateur Handler class at Dressage at Devon in 1996 before becoming a professional handler. She was awarded Best Handler in 2013 and 2015 by the judges at Dressage at Devon. Participated as well as presented clinics for preparing and presenting horses for breeding shows. Shown Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions at Morven Park Breeding Show, PVDA and Dressage at Devon, Hollow Creek Ranch Breeders Classic, Oldenburg Verband inspections at Marefield Meadows, Berryville Charity Horse Show. Qualified many horses for the Cosequin/USDF East Coast Breeder's Championship Series. Shown at numerous shows inspections in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico and California.

United Airlines Washington Dulles International Airport, Herndon, VA. Flight Attendant. Purser Qualified and had a great working relationship with peers, supervisors and customers.

Longwood Farm Glenwood MD. Exercise Rider on a Thoroughbred-breeding farm. Started yearlings under saddle and rode the horses off the track on lay-up. Rode up to 13 horses per day. Learned a great deal about young horses and training them as well as breeding.

International Equine Services Jamaica, NY Manager of the East Coast office of a West Coast based air horse transportation company. Managed the NY office and operated out of Florida in the winter months as well as Saratoga during the season. Made all arrangements from barn-to-barn all over the world. Interacted with clients and foreign agents as well as USDA, Customs and Foreign Consulates. also cooperated with competitors on shipments. Accompanied shipments when necessary and traveled throughout Europe and South and Central America. Supervised one assistant.

Rockhouse Mountain Farm Inn Eaton Center, NH. Managed the riding program at a country inn for their guests. Cared for 10-12 horses, kept tack in good repair, took out 6-7 trail rides per day, made veterinarian and ferrier appointments. Started 2 young horses under saddle. Maintained constant contact with the guests providing excellent customer service. Supervised one assistant.

DJ Manning Racing Stable Boston, MA. Groomed 4-5 racehorses plus the pony. Exercise rider with the pony in the morning works and did the post parade in the afternoons. Learned about injuries and bones, joints and tendons.

1983 winter
Barnhart Ranch Ellinger TX. Worked for 6 months as a ranch hand. Learned about cattle horses, started 2 youngsters under saddle. Worked with artificial insemination and embryo transfer in cattle. Did horse and helicopter roundups.

Dr. Rentsch Glastonbury CT. Cared for the Doctors 2 horses and 1 pony. Cleaned stalls, fed, groomed and exercised the horses. When the Doctor had guests, prepared the horses and cooled them off after their ride. Purchased new tack when necessary.

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