Clinics

VADACC & Old Raptor Farm Proudly Welcome 

Michael Bragdell

April 13 - 14, 2024

VADACC is pleased to offer a clinic with Michael Bragdell. Michael is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden and worked several years at a riding school, serving as an instructor and member of the show jumping team. He continued his education in England where he trained and showed young horses for Gustavii Stud. In 1995, Michael joined the Hilltop Team and he now holds the position of Head Trainer. Over the years he has presented numerous stallions and countless mares and foals at breed registry inspections as well as at breed shows around the country.


Michael believes in keeping the work interesting for the young horse to ensure they stay fresh and happy throughout their career. Seven of the youngsters that Michael has started at Hilltop have gone on to top finishes in the USEF/Markel Young/Developing Horse National Championships.

In 2008, Michael captured his first National Championship aboard Selten-HW in the FEI Four-Year Old division and captured this championship again in 2012 with Hemmingway.  In 2018 & 2019, Michael and SenSation HW won the USEF Young Horse National Championships.  Michael has won seven US Dressage Finals National Championships as well and is a USDF Bronze, Silver, & Gold Medalist.  Michael is a USDF Certified Instructor and is available for lessons at Hilltop Farm as well as offering limited clinics.

Questions? Contact: Heather Escobar - hgescobar84@gmail.com

Please complete the Rider or Auditor Application & the VADACC Liability Waiver (if you have not already) in order to participate in this clinic.  Riders must also email a copy of their horse's coggins and USEF vaccination record to: vadacentralchapter@gmail.com.

CLINIC COSTS

RIDER

VADACC Member - $100/ride

Nonmember - $150/ride

AUDITOR

VADACC Member - $10/weekend

Nonmember - $15/weekend

If you join VADACC before the clinic, ($55 for individual members) you get the chapter member price. Our online membership application is located on our website: https://www.vadacc.net/membership


STABLING:

Stabling is available and includes: shavings, hay, water and the option for the farm to feed your horse (you will need to label your food baggies). No cribbers allowed.

Day Stall: $25

Overnight Stall Sat - Sun: $75

Overnight Stall Fri - Sun: $ 125


LUNCH: 

Lunch will provided both days at a cost of $10/per person per day.  Lunch will include a sub sandwich, chips, cookies and a drink.  Sandwich selections will be sent in late March.  Please indicate on your application if you would like to receive a box lunch and on what days and include payment in your Venmo.


HOTEL: 

Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites

135 Wood Ridge Ter, Zion Crossroads, Virginia 22942 United States

10 room block at the discounted rate of $249/night (originally $319) - Use the link below to book your room or call the number below with the code:


https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.47130.html?groupId=T33WL5F7


Please call 540-832-1700 for reservations using the group booking code.

Group Code: DRESSAPR


Old Raptor Rules & Directions:

Please read Old Raptor's Rules prior to attending as a rider or auditor.  


NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW GPS ONCE YOU TURN OFF OF ROUTE 15.
IT WILL SEND YOU DOWN THE WRONG ROAD!!!!!

From Charlottesville: Take Route 64 East to Exit 136 Gordonsville/Orange onto
Route 15 north. Stay on Route 15 for 2.2 miles to route 617E/E. Green Springs
Road. Turn right and go 1.7 miles and turn Left into the driveway at the “Old
Raptor Farm” sign. Follow gravel drive to white barn at the end. Please be
careful to adhere to the speed limits on Route 15, this is a speed trap area.

From Richmond area: Take Route 64 West to Exit 136, Route 15 north. Stay on
Route 15 for 2.2 miles to Route 617/East Green Springs Road. Turn right and go
1.7 miles and turn Left into the driveway at the “Old Raptor Farm” sign. Follow
the gravel drive to the white barn at the end. Please be careful to adhere to the
speed limits on Route 15, this is a speed trap area.

From Orange and points north: Take Route 15 South from the circle in
Gordonsville. Continue for 9 miles to Route 817/East Green Springs Rd and turn
Left. Go 1.7 miles and turn Left into the driveway at the “Old Raptor Farm” sign.
Follow the gravel drive to the white barn at the end.