About Christine

Christine E. Stephenson

Trainer - Creekside Equestrian, Inc.

  ("Charly 285" Now Owned by Betsy Kubiak and Chad Basile)          ("Whizzkid" Owned by Janet Curtis "S" Judge)               ("Markant" Owned by Christine Stephenson)


- Competitive rider in the discipline of Dressage since the age of 12.

- Riding instructor and youth coach since the age of 16.  (Creekside Equestrian, Inc.)

- USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist and USDF Silver Freestyle Bar award holder.

- International, National & Regional Championship show experience

- Trained under “S” Judge Jan Curtis, and current Olympian, Steffen Peters, USEF Developing Rider Coach Debbie McDonald, former Olympian Sue Blinks & Dr. Cesar Parra. Some of which were invitation only and application approved training sessions for high performance Jr/YR's.

- Interscholastic Equestrian League (K-12) coach and show organizer. 

- Create, choreograph and perform award winning Musical Freestyles.  

- Has has some training in Western riding, Hunt Seat, Show Jumping, Cross Country and Trail Riding.
- Experienced with starting young, unbroken and unhanded horses.


As Open Adult Rider:

* Two time invitation to the National Dressage Championships for “Brentina Cup” Young Adult Grand Prix 2010 placing 4th overall & 2012 placing 8th overall.  Gladstone, NJ

* Top three finish in the Open Intermediare 2 for Region 7 in 2011.

As a Junior/Young Rider    (under 21)

*Two time invitation to North American Junior/Young Rider Championships resulting in Team Gold 2008 (Charly 285) & 2009 Team Gold (Markant) and 4th in the Individual Freestyle

* 2010 Dressage Foundation “Olympic Dream” award winner – Received a fellowship for a two-week trip to Germany – One of four Young Riders chosen from applications submitted nationally. 

* 2009 Region 7 Fourth Level Freestyle Champion with a score of 72.188%

* 2009 National Dressage Championships for Young Riders placing 4th  overall.

* 2007 1st Alternate to Young Rider team

* 2007 CDS Southern Region Junior/Young Rider Championships – FEI YR Reserve Champion

* 2006 Junior National Championships  Team Silver - 2nd highest qualifying score nationally of 68.1%

* 2003 – 2006 Interscholastic Equestrian League participant

* 2006 Interscholastic Equestrian League - Overall High Point Award  (80%) Record highest score. Still holds…

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