Christina is an avid and accomplished equestrian with competitive results in the disciplines of hunt seat, dressage, eventing, jumpers and competitive trail. She has learned about many of these disciplines by listening to her horses and determining which sport they would be best at, which has opened up new sports and opportunities. Christina currently serves as a director-at-large for the New Hampshire Horse Council and is the coordinator for Strafford County Equestrian Trail Riders.
A life long student of equestrianism, Christina is lucky to have ridden extensively with mentors Denny Emerson and Rachel Greene-Lowell, as well as Verne Batchelder and Beth Adams. Additionally, Christina has ridden in clinics with many equestrian luminaries, including Conrad Schumacher, Linda Allen, Jan Ebeling, Greg Best, Kim Severson, Amy Barrington, Nona Garson, Cindy Canace, Jen Verharen, Kathy Connelly, Jeremy Steinberg, Kip Fladland, Nancy Guyotte, and more.
While equestrian competition has been part of Christina’s experience, it is truly the day to day work with each individual horse that brings her the greatest joy. Every horse is a unique being, and building a relationship of trust, confidence, calmness and compassion is essential in everything we do at Cold Moon Farm.
Some of Christina’s proudest equestrian accomplishments have come from the performances of horses she partially or wholly developed herself. These achievements include:
USEA Reserve Champion Area I Novice Championships (Carmel)
USDF Region 8 Champion Second Level Musical Freestyle (Weltinus)
USDF Bronze Medal (Weltinus)
Completion of GMHA 100 Mile Competitive Trail Ride (twice) (Liatris)
American Connemara Pony Society Award of Excellence in Dressage and Silver Medals in Jumpers and Eventing (JEF Anna Rose)
Other notable achievements:
US Dressage Federation “L” program graduate
US Dressage Federation Bronze Medal
US Equestrian Federation “R” Connemara judge
OK Corral Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Equine-Assisted Learning Certified
US Pony Clubs Graduate H-A (Squamscott Pony Club)