Christina Christensen has ridden, trained, and shown in the United States, Belgium, and England. She has competed at FEI levels in both Show Jumpers and Dressage and continues to train and compete in both disciplines.
As an apprentice, she has worked for some of the top riders and trainers in the world, including David Pincus of the Spanish Riding School, and Ludo Phillippaerts of Belgium's Olympic show jumping team. As a lifetime student of her sport, she continues to improve her riding and in-hand work with Alfredo Hernandez and Anne Howard.
As a rider, she has given her horses the correct foundation needed to reach their peak potential, using both her riding and in-hand knowledge to help them excel. Her experience spans across all levels of a horses' development: either in their early stages of training, all the way up to seasoned Grand Prix competitors.
As a trainer, she has worked with countless clients to improve their riding and enhance communication with their horses, helping them develop at home, compete nationally, or obtain their USDF medals. Her clients excel in their knowledge of horsemanship and correct training, and have had great success in show jumping, equitation and dressage.
Show Jumpers & Equitation
Lindsay has been riding for 20 years. She spent her junior years showing in Southern California and became a professional at the age of 18 to ride and teach under Robert Ridland. From there she rode with Joie Gatlin and then moved to Colorado for several years. She came back to the industry to work for Hugh White in Northern California which led her to McIntosh Stables, where she has been a valuable member of the team. Her knowledge spans from the jumper ring, to equitation, as well as the correct fundamentals of dressage. For her students she focuses on conscious riding, foundation basics, and horsemanship, as well as being able to bring that awareness into the show ring.
Colin and Toni McIntosh created McIntosh Stables USA Inc in 2005. In 2018, they transitioned out of their role as head trainers of McIntosh Stables and transferred ownership of the business to Christina Christensen, who now leads the program. Toni & Colin continue to be involved in McIntosh Stables as independent consultants.
Colin represented his home country of New Zealand in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. During his riding career, he won many of the prestigious show jumping titles in NZ including Horse of the Year and 7 World Cup Qualifier titles before moving to the USA. Colin is also one of the very few recognized International Expert Level 4 show jumping coaches.
Toni was also a very successful show jumper and Grand Prix rider, who competed successfully in World Cup and Olympic Qualifiers in New Zealand. Upon moving to the USA, Toni continued her successful Grand Prix career on the West Coast and travelled internationally to compete.
For complete bios please refer to Toni & Colin McIntosh’s website for more information: www.McIntosh-Stables.com