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.
Kristi won the 2019 Bluebonnet Training Challenge with gelding Panama Jack, and as a result of her training he was adopted by a wonder couple! She is currently working with her new Bluebonnet horse Arrow, who is making excellent progress. You can follow their Facebook page here.
Kristi has been accepted into the 2019 Extreme Mustang Makeover! You can follow the progress of her mustang mare here.
Kristi is accepting horses in training and colts to be started. Call her at
Larry & Barbara Vanhoozer
With over 42 years of riding, showing, and teaching experience, Larry & Barbara keeps the barn running. They are happy to answer questions, help with lessons, and generally make sure everybody has a fun and safe experience. Pictured with granddaughter Katelyn, dog Sadie, and Crimsynn, retired multi-national champion who was bred here at Vanhoozer Farm.
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.