Springfield Sport Horses offers professional riding instruction at Coastline Farm in Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Virginia. We have a variety of horses ensuring a perfect match with most experience levels. We insure a safe environment for lessons and learning in a tranquil setting. The farm has a large lighted outdoor arena, plenty of property to go exploring on and a round pen. We teach every age group and experience level. Emphasis is on Hunt Seat, Equitation, Hunter/Jumpers and basic Dressage (Intro through Training Levels). Our Focus is developing a balanced seat and proper form while having fun!
Meet the Owner
Kari McKelvey is the instructor and operator of Springfield Sport Horses along with assistance from her daughter, Alyssa Roberts.
Kari is a 1990 graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a BS degree in Horsemanship, as well as an AAS degree from Cazenovia College in Stable and Farm Management in 1988. Experiences include groom, barn manager for a professional Peter Green of Bluemont, VA. Teaching campers at Blue Star Camp in Ashville, NC. After taking a break to raise her children she was brought back to her passion when her daughter started riding. She continues to teach students of all ages and levels, Coaching her students at local shows and being a "Show Mom."
Alyssa is a member of the Briarwood IEA Team qualifying and attending 2016 and 2017 Nationals. She shows VHSA locally and competes at various A-rated shows. Alyssa has shown her Half Arab at Region 12 and Region 15 successfully on the flat and over fences. Alyssa especially enjoys bringing along the green ponies/horses.
Watching our students advance through hard work and commitment is the most rewarding part of coaching. You are never too young or old to learn.