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Riding & Driving Lessons • Training • Clinics • Therapy Program

  Clinics & Activities:

Contact Pam for the 2016 schedule!
Examples of clinics and activities that have been offered are below:

Beginning Driving Day Clinic:
Held at Copper Crest Farm.  Plenty of supervised hands-on experience with harnessing, hitching, and driving.  Detailed discussion of safety and of harness function and adjustment.  Instructor: Pam Umberger

Three Days Driving:
Held at Copper Crest Farm.  Opportunities to drive single, pair, tandem, 3-abreast, unicorn and four-in-hand.  Open to beginners or more advanced drivers.  Instructor: Pam Umberger

Equine Assisted Professional Development Event:

Held at Crump’s Mill, Quinton, VA.  An experiential program based on ground-work with the horse.  Experience personal and/or team development through the wisdom & self-reflection mirrored by the horse.  No riding involved.  Facilitated by: Pam Umberger, Cheryl Bess, & Tom Davidson

Equine Assisted Personal Development Women's Retreat:
Held at Copper Crest Farm.  A Mirror Horse program for women.  Interaction with the horse will provide a unique opportunity to explore self-awareness both emotionally & physically.  No riding involved.  Facilitated by: Pam Umberger, Cheryl Bess, & Pat Farrell

Youth Riding Day Camp:
Held at Copper Crest Farm.  For ages 7-12 years old.  Bring your own lunch and enjoy our Equestrian Day Camps with horseback riding and equine activities for all levels and abilities!  We have a lot of summer fun!

Teen & Adult Riding Day Camp:
Held at Copper Crest Farm.  For ages 13 years old & up, including Adults.  Same fun as our other Equestrian Day Camps, except geared toward teens and adults - bring your own lunch and enjoy horseback riding and equine activities.  All levels and abilities welcomed!

Pre-registration and good-faith deposit are required for all driving clinics.  Family discounts offered.  Private instruction can be arranged. Clinics are offered for groups, clubs, or individuals and are conducted at Copper Crest Farm or at another location with prior arrangements.  Pricing will vary with the type of clinic requested.

Learn How to Train Your Horse

Private Training Clinics ~ Private Training Clinics are available to work with the partnership of the horse and the rider/driver.  Pam specializes in working with riders and their horses, building self-confidence with timid horsemen and horsewomen.  She will work and train your horse while you observe.  Pam will then help you use the same techniques with the horse, which you can then continue to use and build upon.  Improve how you and your horse work together.  Don't miss this opportunity to improve your horse training abilities!  Clinics can be one day or two days - your choice.  Bring your horse to Copper Crest Farm or invite Pam to your farm.

Guest Speaker ~ Pam is available as a Guest Speaker for clubs and organizations!  Many topics can be addressed such as:
Training Problems
Pre-Spring Conditioning of Horse and Rider
Rehabilitating the Rude Horse

Contact Pam and arrange a clinic or a guest lecture!

Examples of Private Training Clinic Topics are below:

Obstacle Driving: Learn to maneuver horse and cart or carriage through both simple and challenging obstacles.
Introduction to Sidesaddle: Learn basic aside techniques on very quiet school horses.
Equine Behavior Modification: How to Tell Your Horse What You Want - Understand your horse better and change his behavior.
Versatility Training: "Cross Training" techniques.  Spice up your training program.  Improve your horse's attitude.
Training Your Horse to Drive: Learn and practice safe techniques to train your horse to drive.

Pam Umberger
Copper Crest Farm
987 Rose Hill Road
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
Phone: 276-228-5817

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Training Manuals by Pam Umberger


Pam Umberger is now a member of the Appalachian Authors Guild: This non-profit alliance is made of authors of every genre who have a connection with the Appalachian Mountains.

Principle-ly Horses ~ A Training Manual is a collection of training principles and illustrated examples of how to apply them.  This book has been used as a classroom text for the Equine Behavior and Training course at Virginia Tech.

Life After Hitching ~ A Guide to Training Your Horse to Drive is a step-by-step approach to training a horse to drive with illustrations showing the methods discussed.

Contact Pam Umberger to purchase your copies.  ($12.00 each plus $3.00 s/h)

Indoor Arena • Outdoor Riding & Driving Areas

Pam Umberger
Copper Crest Farm
987 Rose Hill Road
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
Phone:  276-228-5817

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