Meet The Staff
Trainer / Coach
Farm Help & Horse Care
Everyone calls me Cristen. I am 26 years old and I have been on a horse ever since I was 2 years old. My hobbies include: barrel racing, pole bending and showing my 3 horses; MsScarboroughLegend, SoldiersHeirocane and Two Eyed Golden Jewel. I also teach the basic steps of western riding to youngsters and beginners on my horses; participating in out of state and local barrel/pole shows. I was a 8 year member in the Grant County 4-H Horse and Pony. I was a 2 year Grand Champion in Western Showmanship Halter and 3 year Reserve Grand Champion in Western Showmanship Halter. I’ve worked many of places and this one is by far my favorite. I look forward to being a helpful hand here at Kolowa Equestrian Center and making many of memories doing what I love.
Volunteer Camp Counselor / Apprentice
Most people call me “Sauce” or “Mads”. I am 19 years old and have been riding horses for about 13 years. I attend college at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis majoring in Early Childhood Development. My hobbies include: training and showing my horse, Ellie; teaching natural horsemanship techniques; participating in out-of-state and local shows; working with children; and teaching children to ride horses. I have been riding with Brandy for over 2 years. Under Brandy’s leadership, I was Hamilton County 4-H Grand Champion Dressage, Hamilton County 4-H Grand Champion Halter Mare, IEA Regional Reserve Champion. In Winter 2019, I became Brandy’s apprentice trainer. I teach summer camps throughout the summer, lessons for students throughout the week. I look forward to working with your kids during the week and throughout the summer. This is my passion and I look forward to sharing my world with your kids.
Hi! I’m Donkey. I’m a 10 year old miniature donkey gelding and my duties around this farm include keeping these humans on a tight feeding schedule for me and our fellow horse friends (trust me, the humans know when our dinner is even 5 minutes late! This can never be tolerated.) I also really like to make sure that all of the children’s mothers’ feel very welcome and loved by giving them all gigantic kisses each and every day. My humans really seem to like that we are so nice to people and give us lots of treats for it! I have also heard our humans say that I am very good at teaching patience to them and to all of the children that come our way. I do get a good giggle when the kids try and bath me. I hope you will come out to say hello as well! I love meeting new people!