Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm


You know what they say: the people make the place. Lone Star is fortunate to have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to making our barn the best it can be.



Horses have always been a part of Christy's life. She grew up riding in her backyard. Her daughters inherited the "horse gene" as they both love riding and it was their interest in horses that led Christy back to the horse world in 2005.  In 2007, Christy developed Lone Star Stables so she could share her and her daughters' love for horses and the hunter/jumper sport with the Austin community. 


Head Trainer

Katherine Woodward began her riding journey at age eight and continued to ride through college at Colorado State University before returning to Texas. Katherine joins Lone Star after many years as barn manager and trainer at Rio Vista Farm, where she guided many riders from crossrails to multiple year-end awards. She has an eye for detail that she loves to pass on, emphasizing not only the development of great riders but also of great horsepeople who never stop learning. Katherine is active in the Central Texas Hunter & Jumper Association, serving on the board of directors and currently acting as President. 


Assistant Trainer

Guenevere (Guen) was born into a riding family and has been around horses her entire life. She rode polo
ponies at her family’s Santa Barbara ranch as a child before starting formal lessons at Foxfield Riding Academy. As a young teen, she moved to Elvenstar Show Stables under the guidance of trainer Jim Hagman. She had a successful show career on the southern California regional circuit, IEL on her high school team, and IHSA at Pepperdine University. After taking several years off to pursue a career in the fashion industry, she returned to her true passion of horses. Guen has been developing riders in the Austin area since 2015. She believes a solid foundation in riding basics, and the importance of good horsemanship, develops a well-rounded rider.


Barn Manager

Madelyn was lucky enough to grow up spending countless hours at Lone Star and now is even luckier to still get to call this place her barn home. From the pony hunters to the big eq ring, Madelyn progressed through the levels before heading to college, competing on Cornell's NCAA equestrian team. A love for this barn and these animals drives her to do her best to make Lone Star a place for riders of all levels and ages to excel both in and out of the saddle. Like Katherine, Madelyn serves on the board of directors for the Central Texas Hunter & Jumper Association, the horse show association for the Austin area.