Kristi Breickler-Western Trainer
Kristi grew up in Colorado competing in a variety of playday and rodeo events including barrels, breakaway roping, team roping, sorting, and goat tying. Kristi also competed at Junior High, High School, AND College Rodeo Nationals. She worked at Rodeo Bible Camp for 4 years where she developed a passion for teaching and instruction, sharing her knowledge as an instructor in horsemanship, breakaway roping, and goat tying. Kristi has worked for a variety of reining, cutting, and western pleasure trainers, soaking up knowledge and taking note of their best practices to shape well trained horses and build solid equine-human partnerships. While our head trainer Katelyn spent the fall training in Germany, Kristi stepped in as a guest instructor/trainer at Vanhoozer Farm, working with a limited number of clients and horses. Kristi is accepting horses in training, colts to be started, and new students. (682) 229-3384
Katelyn Vanhoozer-USDF Bronze Medalist
After learning to ride as a child at Vanhoozer Farm, Katelyn trained with dressage trainer Deirdre R. Sabo as a working student. Katelyn earned her Bachelor's degree in Equine Science from Judson College, and competed on their equestrian team, where she rode under the instruction of Janice Palmer-Williams. Katelyn has enjoyed training with acclaimed dressage trainers including Deirdre R. Sabo, Peter Madison-Greenwell, Jennifer Jones, Hans Biss and Jan Biss. She enjoys helping riders balance and strengthen their horses, regardless of riding discipline. Katelyn spent 4 weeks studying dressage with Hans Biss & family in Germany in September 2018.
Katelyn has dressage training and lesson spots available.
With over 42 years of riding, showing, and teaching experience, Barbara keeps the barn running. She's happy to answer questions, help with lessons, and generally make sure everybody has a fun and safe experience. Pictured is her bringing home retired champion Crimsynn, who was born here at the farm.