"It is important to me, because it is important to the horses , that we understand and know how to connect with them. It's all about connection.
It's impossible to achieve the results we dream about unless we connect."
I'm Crystal Kroetch, and I am the head trainer and CEO of Carousel Stables Calgary. I had this space created, so that you could learn about me and our barn.
I love horses, and I love coaching people and training horses. It's what I have done my entire life. I was born into a herd of these amazing animals because my father was a cutting horse trainer, and I learned that there isn't anything that I would rather do than to live a career with and for horses.
Over the many decades that I have been riding, I have learned a lot about them, myself, and life in general. I love many of the breeds, and I am enthusiastic and interested in the various activities of my fellow horseman. I am a dressage rider, coach and trainer. I can say that after training several Grand Prix horses, and being a medal winning rider with the Canadian Dressage Team, that I continue to learn daily.
The approach that I took at the start of my dressage career, and the approach that I teach now are at different ends of the training spectrum.
The education I received while moving from one end of the spectrum to the other is the inspiration for my ConneXion Program. The methods in this program can only be known and taught by someone who has an extensive history with horses , understands their innate behavior, anatomy, and bio-mechanics - combined with knowledge and experience in the modern-day competition arena.
I’d love to share my program with you and help you maximize your efforts!
I look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of horses together.
Crystal loves more than horses - dogs, cats and giraffes equally share a place in her heart. But, not monkeys.
Crystal rides dressage now, but she has ridden reiners, cutters, western pleasure, western dressage and ranch horses.
Crystal has ridden and trained at the FEI level in Canada, the US, South America and Europe.
Crystal's desire to help horses extends beyond riding and training, as she and her husband own DK Saddles, an international saddle company, that specializes in custom fit saddles for the horse and the rider.
Crystal is an Equine Canada Level III Coach.
Crystal understands the personal commitment to excellence in life achievement and is a member of the Dream Builders organization in Oregon.
In her own ConneXion efforts, Crystal became a yogi to enhance control of her mind and body.
Pan Am Silver Medalist
Canadian Equestrian Team
wears some really bad shirts