It gives me great pleasure to write a referral for Crystal, a student of mine for three years. In that time, Crystal developed into a skilled rider becoming a serious competition on the “A” circuit by having many victories while riding two difficult horses. The proof of her dedication and ambitious nature showed itself with her rapid advancement from Children/Adult Amateur Jumpers to competing in her first World Cup Grand Prix. This accomplishment has earned her much respect from the professionals in the equestrian field.
Our first year together she was like a sponge, seizing every opportunity to learn more by challenging herself to achieve the highest level of riding. She would drive hours from college to the riding facility to observe my lessons, and then return home to practice them preparing her horses for competition. Crystal’s determination and hunger to learn over the years has amazed me.
Crystal is a throwback to a time when kids took care of their own horses and were involved in every aspect of that care. Her willingness to work hard no matter what the task is a trait rarely seen in your riders today. She has even gone to the extent of mucking out stalls to afford a horse show or a lesson. Crystal’s integrity of heart inspires me to help her in every way possible to achieve her goals by developing her natural riding ability. I can honestly tell you that she is a wonderful person to be around and I want to do everything in my power to further her riding career.
Crystal has now reached the level of competition that requires funding. Crystal has the talent, work ethic and determination to succeed, all she needs is a sponsor.