Kristin’s classical education, compassionate & consistently high quality training along with her reliable personal integrity have earned her an excellent reputation over her 25+ years as a full time dressage professional. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the best trainers in the world and is, herself, an accomplished, supportive and kind rider, teacher and clinician. While she and her students have enjoyed lots of competitive success, above all else, Kristin values building a trusting, healthy, mutually beneficial relationship between the bodies and minds of horses and riders. She is a true champion of the “under dog” and has consistently used her skills to develop many unusual horses and riders into highly capable upper level athletes. She is passionate about passing along what she’s learned and is proud that many of her students have become trainers themselves.
Her belief in the rehabilitative qualities of classical horsemanship was a key factor in her decision to found Silver Linings Sanctuary. This nonprofit organization gives a permanent home to condemned, unwanted and neglected horses (and other animals). As the executive director, she uses and shares her experience to provide them with the individualized care they need to restore their security, confidence & dignity. Often, they are even able to successfully & happily return to performance careers. For more information on the activities there, click below to visit the Silver Linings Sanctuary page.