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Virginia Dressage Association Charlottesville Chapter

a USDF Region 1 GMO


Let’s Ride!

Micheal Bragdell Clinic

Clinic Fees 


$175 Wednesday, April 26

$175 Thursday, April 27


$185 Wednesday, April 26

$185 Thursday, April 27

Stable Fee:

DAY STALL ACCOMMODATIONS: includes shavings and water

$ 30 Wednesday, April 26

$ 30 Thursday, April 27

OVERNIGHT STALL ACCOMMODATIONS: includes shavings, water, night check, and access to the facility for hand grazing

$100 Tuesday Night, April 25

$100 Wednesday Night, April 26

Auditor Fee:


Free Wednesday, April 26

Free Thursday, April 27


$15 Only Wednesday, April 26

$15 Only Thursday, April 27

$20 BOTH Wednesday and Thursday

Rider Application

Riser and Auditor

Release, Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Indemnification

Afton Stables General Release and Liability Waiver

VADA-CH Membership Application

Auditor Application

Vaccination Record

For questions regarding the clinic, please contact Laura Berne at [email protected] or 804-763-3623.

Afton Stables

General Information Sheet for Visitors

Directions to Afton Stables, VA

7451 Dick Woods Rd, Afton, VA 22920

Location and Directions:

Afton Stables, 7451 Dick Woods Road, Afton, VA 22920 ~

Trailer Directions: From I-64 take exit 107 to US-250 (in Albemarle County), continue on US-250 (south-west), turn left onto Plank Road (Rte 692), DO NOT turn right onto Ortman Road (Rte 691), from Plank Road turn sharp right onto Dick Woods Road (Rte 637)

Michael Bragdell Clinic

April 26 – 27, 2023

Hosted by: Afton Stables and VADA-CH

Opening Date: 15 February 2023

Closing Date: 12 April 2023

Get To Know Michael Bragdell

VADA-CH is extremely excited to welcome Micheal Bragdell, Head Trainer at Hilltop Farm, Colara, MD, for a Afton Stables clinic on April 26 – 27, 2023.  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, 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 and 2019, Michael and SenSation HW won the USEF Young Horse National Championships. Michael has won seven US Dressage Finals National Championships and is a USDF Bronze, Silver, & Gold Medalist.  Michael is a USDF Certified Instructor.

Afton Stables Facilities

Indoor Arena and access to wash racks. Limited stalls are available.

DAY STALLS: include shavings, water, and access to facility for hand grazing.

OVERNIGHT STALLS: include shavings, water, night check, and access to facility for hand grazing. AftonStables will feed breakfast/night, check, grain and hay. Please provide feed instructions, grain, and supplements in baggies and your own hay. 

Medications/supplements will not be administered unless powdered and mixed in with grain by the owner). Secure storage of tack is available in a locked and conditioned tack room. Trailer parking on the property is available. There is no turn-out option.

Rider’s Guest/Groom

Each Rider is permitted one Guest Auditor at no charge, but the Guest must complete an Auditor Application and submit the application by the closing date.

Lunch and Dinner

The option to purchase a box lunch is available to everyone.  Riders and Auditors are invited to join Michael Bragdell for dinner Wed, March 26th at (restaurant-nameTBD).com. Please understand that each guest will be paying for a meal and/or beverages of his or her choice. Please sign up on the Rider or Auditor Application, so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count. We hope to see you there!


All Auditors (VADA-CH Members & Non-Members) must submit an Application. Free Auditing for VADA-CH Members and Junior Young Riders of any club. Non-Members are welcome to Audit.

Each Rider is permitted one Guest Auditor at no charge, but the Guest must complete an

Auditor Application and submit the application by the closing date.


Clinic Sign Up

This clinic is first-come, first-serve, with priority to VADA-CH members, but empty slots will be filled with non-VADA-CH members. The deadline for receipt of the application is 12 April 2023  Application package must include Check, Rider Application, Current Coggins, Current Vaccination Form, VADA-CH Rider/Auditor Liability Waiver, and Afton Stables Liability Waiver. NO REFUNDS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.  Mail check with all required documents to Laura Berne, PO Box 354, Montpelier, VA 23192