Equestrian Clinics

St. Andrews brings in nationally renowned clinicians to educate our equestrians, encourage growth and broaden understanding. Recently Kris Hamilton, Debra Jones-Wright, Lorrie Renker, and Bernie Traurig have shared their experience with our equestrians.

Previous clinicians include Harold Chopping, Ashley Duda, Scott Evans, Shelby French, Sarah Good, Mike Henegan, Vicki Kelley, Christy Landwehr, Kay Meredith, James Morris, Gavin Moylan, Lynn Palm, Gisela H. Rhodes, Jane Savoie and Sandy Webster.


Kris Hamilton Debra Jones-Wright Lorrie Renker Bernie Traurig


Kris Hamilton
Kris is a regular visitor to St. Andrews judging horse shows, conducting clinics and teaching lessons for riders in the dressage program. She owns Heather Ridge Farm in Raeford, NC. Kris is a graduate of Meredith Manor and has been a trainer and instructor for 25 years. She has worked with many national and international horsemen and is currently a USDF 'L' Judge.

Debra Jones-Wright
Debra Jones-Wright holds multiple judge’s cards including AQHA, NRHA, NSBA and NRCA. Major shows that she has judged are AQHA World Show, AQHA Youth World, European Championships, German Championships and the Italian Congress.
Coaching and judging are her main interests. She has coached multiple equestrian teams and judging teams at all college levels. Debra is quite proud to have coached and trained several individuals who became world champions in amateur and youth equitation, horsemanship and reining classes.

Lorrie Renker
Lorrie Renker is a NARHA Certified Master Level Instructor and the founder of the St. Andrews Ride-Like-A Knight-program. She is holds a Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification with PATH Intl, an instructor rating from the Cheff Center for the Handicapped and a B.S. in Elementary Education. In Nov. of 1997, Renker was awarded the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association James Brady Professional Achievement Award. She currently works in the Therapeutic Horsemanship Program at Heritage Christian Stables.

Bernie Traurig
Bernie has reached the top in all three of the traditional Olympic Equestrian Disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. In 2009 he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. As a Junior, he won both the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay Finals.