A Virginia Beach native, Chris spent his junior years riding with Pam Baker at Hillcrest Farms. He was very successful in both equitation and hunters, qualifying and competing at Indoors several times. Upon finishing high school, he attended James Madison University, graduating in 1986 with a BA in business. Throughout college he had been sought after to teach, train and show. Shortly after graduation, he started Breckenridge Manor. For the next 22 years Chris leased various barns throughout Virginia Beach to house his ever-growing clientele. Horses and riders under his tutelage have won many USEF, state and local championships.
In 1992 Chris became an 'R' rated USEF judge in hunters, jumpers and equitation. His knowledge and reputation for fairness have led him to be highly sought after offering him the opportunity to judge some of the country's largest and most prestigious horse shows. On a regular basis you will find Chris around the country at shows such as Palm Beach/Wellington, Ocala, Toronto, Old Salem, Trader's Point, Biltmore, Kentucky, Atlanta, Gulfport and the Regional Maclay Finals.
In 2009 Chris achieved his life long dream of building his own show barn with the assistance of his wife, Jenna.