Owned by Peggy Randolph of Louisville, KY.
"Kali" is a 25 yr old Baden-Wurttenburg gelding who Chrissa found in
Germany in November 2001. He was trained to PSG-I1 in Germany. Chrissa
trained him to Grand Prix in 2005, earning her USDF Gold medal in three shows! "Kali" was truly the best Grand Prix horse. He has expressive gaits, and a natural ability to carry the rider with light, correct contact that made the Grand Prix look effortless! He is now officially retired, loving his daily turnout and of course, all the treats he wants!
Clients and Students:
Katie Freeman- USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist
"I can’t say enough good things about Chrissa Hoffmann. Chrissa is able to get the most out of every horse and rider and has a very clear teaching method. She is quickly able to figure out the weakness each horse and rider might have and help to develop a solution for the beginner rider all the way to Grand Prix. I have learned so much in such a short period of time and her enthusiasm for her students is so inspiring. Her ability to teach all different types of horses lets each horse shine and build confidence. Ocala is so lucky to have such a wonderful trainer here. I am so excited to be a part of Team CFH Dressage. I have also dealt with Chrissa in buying horses for myself and a client and she is the most honest upfront person you could deal with. The solid foundation she puts on her horses makes it so easy to transition them to their new owners. Thanks again Chrissa for the wonderful horses and your inspiring lessons!" - Katie Freeman
Kathi Ball- Adult Amateur from Wisconsin
Chrissa, you are a special sort of trainer and seller........you were absolutely honest about Ben and it is a wonderful match for both of us.
Ben is the horse I dreamed of as a child and although I was blessed with several wonderful equine partners, Ben is the BEST. I honestly feel as if God took ALL the BEST parts of the horses I ever loved and packaged then all together in this beautiful, ebony package! I'm hoping to show this summer and will keep you informed of our progress.
THANK YOU, so very much!!!
Melody Welsh- Adult Amateur from Kentucky.
"I began training with Chrissa in 2007, as an adult amateur with very little athletic ability and no knowledge of correct dressage, plus a 16 year old , off-the-track thoroughbred as my first horse, I definitely was a challenge! Chrissa instilled the basics, guided me through the purchase of my current horse and never allowed me to lose sight of my personal goals no matter how many times I felt like giving up. I am now training Third level and feel as if the sky is the limit! Chrissa is the epitome of professionalism, teaches beginners and pros with equal enthusiasm and dedication, rides and trains elegantly and never lets you give up! She gives both horse and rider the building blocks necessary for success, catches poor habits quickly and is a cheerleader for all. As her own goals continue to rise it would be very easy to leave those of us without natural talent behind, but there has never been doubt in my mind that Chrissa willl be there for me as long as I want to continue down this wonderful, glorious, heart-stopping (but definitely difficult road) called dressage! Thank you Chrissa!" - Melody Welsh
Corrine Bradly- Dressage trainer from KY and owner of Braidpal
"I have been with Chrissa for 4 years and she has helped me train two horses. The first was an Appendix that was doing so well many people that saw him show thought he was a warmblood. When I road a 1st level test it felt like he did it himself, that's how well trained he was! The next horse Clydedale/thoro who just won two gold medals for a student of mine in The Special Olympics. She is now helping me with a Friesian and I enjoy every minute of my lessons!!!"
Angela Hofstetter- Adult Amateur from Indiana
"Chrissa is the quintessential dressage instructor. She quickly breaks down the whole into manageable parts while directing you and your horse to the movement you are striving for. Quite simply, she will have you and your horse performing to the best of your abilities in each and every lesson.
Becoming a successful teacher of humans and animals requires many skills. The ability to communicate to both the rider and the horse is essential. Chrissa understands both you and your horses learning style. Chrissa has a quiet intensity about her teaching and training. Her instructions are precise, well-timed and accurate. She gives you the tools to work through your problem areas.
Chrissa is easy to be with and understands that riding is supposed to be fun. As a child I was told by an old horseman that a horse is either improving or going backwards. When you ride with Chrissa, you go forward. It is a privilege to be a student of Chrissa Hoffmann.
Oh, and horses LOVE Chrissa. Her beautiful seat and soft, effective hands and sweet (but insistent) personality just get horses to try hard for her. Every horse I have seen Chrissa get on, from babies to Grand Prix, give her all theyve got. Everyone just wants to do their best for Chrissa. She makes it easy for us. What more could you ask for in a sport that is always seeking the elusive "perfect ride"!