CPF Is proud to announce the arrival of Head Coach Beth Collier From Florida. Beth has over 30 years experience in the Hunter/Jumpers and was previously the Head Coach for Stetson Universities IHSA Team. As both a competitor and Coach she brings the passion and commitment necessary to make it to the upper levels. Along with her she brings some top horses and is available foe riders interested in competing on all levels, including AQHA and Breed circuits.
Karel and Trish De Ridder
Both Karel and Trish have an extensive background with horses from breeding to foaling, breaking and training, to riding and jumping.
Karel is a graduate of the South African Jockeys academy, riding races from 1976-1984 after which he became a trainer of Thoroughbreds, running an operation of over 60 horses. Karel is well versed in the care, maintenance and training of horses. He continues training racehorses and galloping his own. Karel also spent 12 years managing a 140 acre breeding and training farm located in Maryland where he bred mares, foaled babies and broke horses.
Trish spent her early years growing up in 4H and pony club. Showing mainly on the local AA, B and C circuit as well as tri county and state levels. Trish spent her college years galloping race horses at local race tracks and taught riding lessons. Once out of college as a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Psychology, she obtained a job working at the National Aquarium in Baltimore where she trained Dolphins and Seals, never letting go of her job at the track. Trish eventually bought her first farm where she had a string of horses to care for and her two children. The farm was primarily a small , private breeding, breaking and training farm. After meeting Karel she sold the farm and they decided to move to Georgia with her two children where they can put their expertise to good use.
Trish on Secret Odds at Laurel Park in Maryland (right).
Trish on Burning Roma at the Breeders Cup in Kentucky (below)
Early 1980's as a member of the Linthicum 4H Hi Riders