The Virginia Horse Center Foundation's Board of Directors is composed of highly talented and committed individuals, and newest among them is accomplished Virginia horseman Chris Wynne. The board proudly welcomed Wynne to the team earlier this month.
A Virginia Beach native, Wynne spent his junior years riding and competing successfully in the equitation and hunters with Pam Baker at Hillcrest Farm. While riding, Wynne attended James Madison University, graduating in 1986 with a degree in business. Shortly following graduation, Wynne founded his teaching, training and showing operation, Breckenridge Manor.
Today Wynne and his wife, Jenna, successfully own and operate the Breckenridge Manor show barn, with Wynne training horses and riders to success on the national level. Wynne is also a highly sought after USEF 'R' rated judge; his knowledge and reputation for fairness have led him to judge at some of the country's largest and most prestigious shows including the National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and numerous others.
In 2015, Wynne was the driving force behind the creation of the Virginia Hunter Championships, held at the Virginia Horse Center, and he has been a strong supporter of the Horse Center through the years.
"The Horse Center is an important part of our Virginia industry," Wynne said. "It is just a necessity for horse shows, horse business, trainers and people that do horses in any manner that the Horse Center survives and thrives."
Wynne continued, "It's become a heartbeat of Virginia Horse Shows. It is an integral part of trainers, horse people and the whole horse world being successful and thriving in Virginia. It makes my job even better when the Horse Center is successful!"
Welcome, Chris Wynne!