Rachel founded Crossroads Farm in 1998, after working and showing for several hunter/jumper barns in Arizona and the Midwest for over 15 years. She saw a need for an "A" Circuit barn in the East Valley, that catered to teaching Juniors and Amateurs all-around horsemanship, in addition to riding and showing. Rachel was President of the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association for two terms, and is currently a member of the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Hunter Jumper Association, and the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association as well as a USHJA certified trainer. Her students and horses have captured many year-end awards with the USEF, AHJA, and USHJA. Some of the highlights include winning the Sallie B. Wheeler Yearling Hunter Breeding Championship West Coast, coming in 3rd in the International Hunter Futurity Finals in Kentucky in the under saddle, winning the International Hunter Futurity West Coast Reserve Championship, qualifying Juniors for the National Junior Hunter Championship as well as the National Pony Finals, and numerous year-end Championships in the rated Hunter/Jumper Divisions, from Baby Greens, to 2nd Year Greens, to Junior Hunters, to Junior/Amateur Jumpers.
Haley Reeves Assistant Coach
Haley's love for horses began at the age of 12 after taking her first riding lesson. From there on, she rode at a few different barns around the Chandler/Gilbert area before finding Crossroads Farm in 2011. She rode her horse Kaydin in the 'A' circuit where she competed in the junior hunters, medals, and equitation. Haley attended Sweet Briar College in Amherst, VA. She showed successfully on their Fall Hunter Show Team, competing at HITS Culpeper, Raleigh and the Virginia Horse Park. Haley was champion of the SWVHJA Adult Medal Finals in 2013 in a wide competitive college region. She was also part of the winning ANRC National Champion Novice Team in 2014, judged by the famous George Morris. During her summer breaks she surrounded herself with opportunities in the horse industry, such as being a working student for Jason Berry (Jason Berry Stables) and working at a summer camp in Monmouth, ME, where she taught lessons ranging from beginners to course work with more advanced riders. Haley graduated from Hollins University with a degree in English.