Christine Land, Manager
Christine has spent her life on the Spring Valley Farm. As a young woman she gained a love of riding, becoming a skilled horsewoman, competing, and eventually giving lessons to other young riders. She is the heart and soul of the business and now oversees the operations of the center; handling the day-to-day operations from scheduling lessons, organizing group events, boarding, directing the summer horsemanship camp and is a counselor for the Boy Scouts of America for the Horsemanship Merit Badge.
She started competing in 1972 where she has received National Championships in the Appaloosa Horse Club. Christine has successfully shown in both regional and national horse shows in English Hunt Seat Equitation, jumping, showmanship at halter, and Western Equitation and pleasure.
Christine attended Kutztown University where she received her degree in Art Education before doing graduate work at Glassboro State.
Hope Gill, Riding Instructor/Horse Trainer
Hope joined Spring Valley Equestrian Center in June of 2014. It is here at Spring Valley where she started riding at the young age of 8 years old. She spent every waking hour here, when not in school, cleaning stalls, water buckets, sweeping barn floors and helping to feed and care for the horses.
For over 10 years, Hope has participated in many shows such as local 4H and open shows, state fairs, Appaloosa breed shows and was the youth champion for the Arabian Class. She also received High Point Champion for Dressage coming in 10th out of 30 riders in Region 8 Dressage Finals. She enjoys teaching and riding in Western, English and Dressage disciplines. Her students thrive on her charismatic way of teaching horseback riding. Her gentile and patient approach to teaching provides her student the comfort and confidence needed to become successful riders.
Hope is also a 4H leader to Hoof beats and Hearts Club with over 20 members that she formed in 2015.