Horses have always been a part of Christy's life. She grew up riding in her backyard. Her daughters, Madelyn and Courtney, both inherited the "horse gene" as they both love riding. It was their interest in hunter/jumper riding that led Christy to the world of English riding in 2005, and she hasn't looked back since. In 2007, Christy developed Lone Star Stables so she could share her love for horses with the Westlake community.
Taylor Simon, Trainer
Taylor developed a passion for horses and equestrian sports while growing up in Long Island. She started as a catch rider in the pony dividsion where she learned to adapt and modify to each specific ride. Upon moving to Texas, she started riding at Kingsbridge Farm. At Kingsbridge she had the opportunity to continue her show career, as well as train sale horses and coach young riders.
Taylor and her horses Niko, Apollo, Ling and Revy joined the Lone Star family in 2014. She strives to create a positive learning environment for our horses and riders.
Carly Johns, Trainer
Carly started her equestrian career over twenty years ago in Georgia. She competed successfully in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions in both local and "A" show circuits winning numerios year-end awards and qualifying for the Maclay Medal Finals. Carly was an assistant trainer and professional rider for Janet Salem at Patchwork Farms in Alpharetta, GA specializing in beginner and intermediate students. In 2003 Carly received a scholarship to ride for the University of South Carolina. She was a key member ot the NCAA Equestrian Hunt Seat team which won national titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She was Captain of the team during the 06-07 season in wich the team went undefeated and won the overall national title. She graduated in 2007 with degrees in marketing and management. Upon moving to Texas, she worked as a trainer, rider and manager for Kelly Lorek and Bay Henion at Madrone Ranch Stables. There she trained a variety of different horses and riders and helped them to achieve numerous accolades and year-end awards. Carly spends her free time volunteering within the therapeutic riding community.
Carly strives to instill confidence, drive, responsibility, compassion and sportsmanship in her students. She believes in teaching all aspects of equestrian sport from grooming and horse care to training and showing. She hopes to help students of all ages and skill levels achieve their various goals in and out of the arena.
"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence." Pam Brown