Show Jumpers & Equitation
Casey McDonald brings over 20 years of experience in the hunter/jumper world with 7 years as a USEF professional.
As an amateur rider, she rode and worked as a working student with trainers such as Maggie Seipel, Allen Swafford, Debbie and Tommy DiVecchia, and Courtney Calcagnini competing on the “A” and “AA” circuit in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation throughout Texas, Kentucky, and surrounding states. In 2007, Casey and her own horse CR Tacori were USEF Zone 10 Horse of the Year Champions in the Junior Hunters and Casey also placed 3rd on Windswept Farms Maxwell Smart in the same division.
After a successful several years on the circuit in Texas, Casey moved to Fresno and went on to compete for the Fresno State NCAA Equestrian Team, competing on the traveling Equitation over Fences Team and attending Nationals as a freshman. After deciding she wanted to pursue being a professional, she left the team in her Junior year to work for Patrice Corbridge of Cottonwood Farms as a professional showing sales horses, client horses, managing a diverse program, and teaching a broad group of clients. In 2013 Casey graduated college with a degree in English Literature and the next year began working full time for Toni and Colin McIntosh of McIntosh Stables.
Casey worked closely with Toni and Colin McIntosh as her mentors, adopting their positive coaching system and their reverence for horsemanship. In her years at McIntosh, Casey has run a successful show jumping business both in and out of the show ring while also having the opportunity to ride with established professionals such as Samantha McIntosh, Kristin Hardin, and Patrick Seaton.
Casey’s positive attitude, dedication to horsemanship, and strong work ethic make her an essential asset to McIntosh Stables.
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.
Colin and Toni McIntosh created McIntosh Stables USA Inc in 2005;
Colin is an Olympian who rode on the New Zealand Showjumping Olympic Team and has won many of the prestigious showjumping titles in NZ including Horse of the year and 7 World cup qualifying titles before moving to the USA.
He is also one of the very few recognized International Expert Level 4 showing jumping coaches.
Toni a very successful showjumper Grand Prix rider competing in World Cup and Olympic Qualifiers in New Zealand.
Once moving to the USA, Toni continued her successful Grand Prix career on the West Coast and travelled internationally to compete.
Both Colin and Toni quickly became recognized as elite trainers and coaches, producing many winners, champions and Year end award titles.
They both believe in the positive coaching low stress approach when engaging with riders/clients. They also have a great reputation for sourcing fantastic sport horses and pairing them with riders.
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.