Cornerstone offers 'A' circuit hunter/jumper training programs, colt starting, riding lessons on a great team of show horses, leases, and a unique sale program. We are beginning to branch out into the APHA, AQHA and NSBA circuits - if you are looking for a fun, high quality program for your horse, look no further!
Our barn recently relocated from the bay area, and was initially formed in the heart of horse country: Virginia. Cornerstone riders have regularly been at the top of the equitation and jumper divisions. Some of our best accomplishments include:
National Children's Medal Winner
Zone 3 Medium Pony Hunter of the Year
Zone 4 Children's Hunter of the Year
Zone 4 Large Pony of the Year
Zone 10 Pony Jumper of the Year
5th at the USEF Pony Medal
A USEF Talent Search East Finalist
A Junior/Young Rider Silver Medalist
Reserve in the USEF Talent Search Finals East
3 Prix de'States competitors
As a junior, our head trainer placed 21st overall in the AHSA (now known as the Maclay). She began competing in the Grand Prix ring at 13, and won her first Grand Prix at 14. She finished her Junior career with 31 Grand Prix finishes, and 15 wins.
She accomplished this impressive show record by catch riding her way to the top, then earning grooming and assisting positions for the best of the sport. She rode for five years under Anne Kursinski at Marketstreet, whom she credits for teaching her to show and train jumpers. She later assisted as a rider and groom for Christina Schlusemeyer and Bob Braswell of Quiet Hill, Aaron Vale of thinkslikeahorse, Chuck Waters of Waterworks and Frank Madden of Beacon Hill. She has since worked and ridden for five Olympic athletes, which is reflected in her detail-oriented training and lesson programs every day.
Crystal has a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies from Virginia Intermont, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Psychology from SFSU. She hopes to bring her incredible experiences, breadth of knowledge showing and managing hunter/jumpers, and light-hearted, fun barn atmosphere to the riders of the Central Valley.
Looking for a change? Contact us today to discuss our programs, schedule a tour, and submit a training application!
'A' circuit Hunter/Jumper training barn located in Modesto. We offer training, leases, and lessons. Specializing in equitation and jumpers.