KRYSTLE BRIDGES owner | head trainer
Krystle grew up in Knoxville, TN and started riding when she was eight years old at horse camp. Shortly after beginning riding she “caught the bug” and started competitively showing when she was about 13. She trained with Holli Adams of Tryon, NC through the majority of her junior career with her horses, Make Me Smile, Three’s a Crowd, and Simplicity. She competed in both the hunter and jumper rings at A and AA shows, but her most prominent accomplishments were her numerous top 10 finishes in multiple Mini Prix classes throughout the southeast with her horse Simplicity. Krystle continues her showing career as a professional with her young horses in the hunter ring.
She had always dreamed of owning a barn with an extensive lesson program. Her vision included having students hanging around the barn simply because it is their happy place. She started teaching in 2010 upon graduating from Maryville College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with a focus on exercise science. Since teaching full-time professionally, Krystle has grown her program from 5 students to over 70 current students, with the help of her assistant trainer, Natalie. They make a dynamic duo, each bringing different parts to the table.