Kris has been a Professional rider and trainer since the day he graduated from William Woods University. He has ridden in every division from Young Rider classes, Hunter Derbies all the way up to the $1 million Grand Prix in Ocala. Kris has used his many skills that he learned when he was working for such accomplished professionals such as Karen Cudmore, Jan Rock and Kenny Bergdorfer. Kris works out of his riding complex just outside Naples in wonderful Florida. He is available for clinics, lessons and horse sales and showing. He is very professional and amicable in his approach to both clients and fellow trainers, riders and his team. Every horse is treated as his own and are maintained with state of the art products. He has a very down to earth attitude and his skills are easily translated to both clients and his team. He is a natural at dealing with young horses and instilling confidence and a way to figure out what works for each and every horse specifically.

Recent Successes

Won $25,000 Smartpak GP with Black Diamond and placed 3rd with Skyfall at Atlanta Spring Classic Week 1, 2016

Won $50,0000 Commonwealth GP in Lexington, KY with Black Diamond

2014 leading GP rider for Fox Lea Farm series. Placed in all 8 GP's and won 2.

2nd placing with Black Diamond in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix in Ocala 2015

5th Placing with Black Diamond in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix in Ocla 2015

Won the $25,000 Grand Prix in Ocala with Black Diamond 2015

Top ten Finish in the Hagyard Lexington Classic National with Black Diamond in KY 2015

Top Ten finish in the $35,000 Prix de Lexington with Black Diamond in KY 2015

Top Ten Finish in $25,000 Venice Grand Prix with Black Diamond in FL 2016

3rd place finish in the $10,000 Open Prix in Ocala 2016

Several Young Horse Championship placings with Skyfall during 2015

6th place finish at Young Horse Championship finals with Skyfall 2015

Won $1500 1.40m Enviro Equine jumper with Skyfall at Ocala 2016

2nd place at $10,000 open Prix 1.45m with Skyfall in Ocala 2016

5th Place in $5000 FLF welcome stake with Skyfall in FL 2016

Currently qualifying for the 7yo Finals with Experience and the 6yo Finals with Thunderstroc USA

Several international Derby placings with Mr. Big

To get in touch with Kris please email him on or call on (402) 926-1813

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