Kristina Harrison-Naness fell in love with horses as a young child and began riding at the age of six, when she got her first pony. In 1992 she discovered her life’s passion in dressage, and rode her former hunter Gilligan to the advanced young rider level.
She currently operates Angele Farms, a successful dressage training stable based at The Paddock Riding Club in Los Angeles, California. Kristina enjoys teaching as she loves to ride, and her clients thrive in a supportive, positive environment where the horses come first and classical principles are adhered to.
Kristina purchased Kantor, a Dutch Warmblood gelding, in Holland in the late 90’s. With Kantor, she qualified for the 2003 Pan-America Games in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic by winning the Bayer/USET Intermediaire 1 Championships held at the USET headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey. The U.S. team brought home the Pan-American Team Gold Medal
Rociero XV, a stunning white Andalusian stallion owned by Marget Carrera of Auburn, California, is Kristina’s current FEI partner. With Kristina Rociero XV won the coveted title of United States Dressage Federation Intermediaire 2 Horse of the Year. In 2007, Rociero’s first year at the Grand Prix, he and Kristina are racking up impressive scores and placed third at the prestigious USEF National Grand Prix Championships, held in June 2007 at Gladstone.
Kristina is on the USET developing rider list and trains with Olympic Silver Medalist Debbie McDonald. She spent a month in 2006 Training with McDonald at her home based at River Grove Farm in Hailey, Idaho.
Points Of Interest
Horse Training Techniques
All techniques based on classical principles as well as the German Training Style.
- 2003 Pan America Gamos Team Gold Medalist
- USDressage Intermediaire 1 Champion
- USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist