Awesome 3’6″ Hunter Prospect!

Eminence Front SWS is a 5-year-old, 16.3 Oldenburg gelding.  He just started showing in the 3′ Greens, and will make up quickly to be a top 3’6″ Hunter.  Great lead change, and a top mover and jumper.  Very kind and straight forward.

Wonderful Children’s/Adult Hunter!

Casper is an 8-year-old, 16.2 Holsteiner gelding with show mileage in the 3’ Greens and AA’s.  Honest and brave, big step, good lead change.  This is a fun one!  Low-mid 5 figures.

Great Eq prospect!

Coming 5 year old gelding by Checkmate, out of a Corlando/Galoubet dam. 17.1, huge, comfortable gaits, brave and easy to the jumps. We’ve taken it slow because of his size, but he’s been hauled around and schooled at the shows, and is ready to start his show career! Low-mid 5 figures.

Tucson HITS shows are a big success!

Crossroads Farm had a great HITS Tucson circuit, bringing home lots of wins!  And boy do we have a lot of greys!

Coronet’s Althea is Zone 8 2-year-old Hunter Breeding Champion!

Coronet’s Althea is the 2017 Zone 8 2-year-old Hunter Breeding Champion!

Fancy Imported Hunter Prospect! UPDATE- SOLD!


Saphira is a 6-year-old, 16.1 imported Hanoverian mare.  She has mileage in the dressage arena, but is making the transition to the hunters.  She will excel in this discipline- she moves and jumps beautifully, and does her flying changes.  A great buy for someone looking for a fancy prospect!  She’s also exceptionally well bred (Sandro Hit/Rubenstein lines,) and would be a lovely broodmare after her performance career!

Scopey Jumper For Sale!

Wesley is a 10-year-old, 16.1 TB gelding.  He’s brave and will always jump the jump!  He’s been successful in the 1.10’s and has the scope for more!

Lovely 4-year-old Hunter Prospect- UPDATE- SOLD!

Larry is an imported 16.2 imported Warmblood gelding.  He’s super easy, brave to the jumps, does his changes, and will be ready to win in the Baby Greens this fall!  A top 3’6″ investment hunter!


Coronet D’Honneur offspring currently available
1.  Coronet’s Daffodil:  UPDATE- SOLD! Bay with lots of chrome weanling Westfalen
filly by Coronet D’Honneur, out of Pretty Woman (Pippa.)  Pippa is the
3/4 sister to the mare who’s won the Rolex KY 4 star event two years in
a row!  This filly has royal breeding!  This one’s got so much charisma-
she’s going to be a showstopper.  Buy her before her inspection in
September raises her price!  Should mature to 16.1-16.2.
2.  Coronet’s Pot-o-Gold:  Bay with chrome weanling Westfalen filly by
Coronet D’Honneur, out of Brescia, who’s by All the Gold, one of the
famous hunter sires.  Brescia herself had a storybook career in the big
ring hunters, winning all you could win, from the 4′ Working Hunters, to
the Derbies.  Her foals will follow in her footsteps, and all so far
have been Inspection Site Champion or Reserve Champions.  Buy this one
before her price goes up!  Should mature 16.2-16.3.
3.  Coronet’s Begonia:  Bay yearling filly, by Coronet D’Honneur, out of
Brescia.  A full sister to Coroent’s Pot-o-Gold, but a year closer to
starting her performance career!  She’ll be contesting the Sallie B.
Wheeler Breeding Championships at the end of the month!  She was the
2016 RPSI Inspection site Reserve Champion.  Will mature 16.3+
4.  Coronet’s Formerly Known As:  Bay yearling gelding by Coronet
D’Honneur, out of Athena Divina.  Athena is by another famous producer,
Argentinius, and she also had a very successful hunter performance
career.  A well known clinician once asked me why I wasn’t aiming her
towards a Grand Prix jumper career, as she had so much scope and
rideability!  Her foals will be top sporthorses!  “Symbol,” as we call
him has so much charisma, he grabs your attention from the moment you
set eyes on him!  He was the RPSI Inspection Champion in AZ in 2016, and
was also the top scoring colt in North America!  Should mature
5.  Coronet’s Purple Rain:  Dark Brown yearling gelding by Coronet
D’Honneur, out of Pretty Woman.  The full brother to Coronet’s Daffodil,
this boy is a fantastic hunter prospect!  He’s sweet, quiet, and already
sweeps the ground with his toe-pointing trot.  Should mature 16.1-16.2.
6.  Coronet’s Little Red Corvette:  Chestnut with tons of chrome, out of
High Society, a fabled broodmare from Highlife Farms.  This mare has
produced Devon winners and approved breeding stallions, and her 2016
colt is on track to be super special as well!  He has fantastic hunter
movement, a great disposition, and is so eye catching!  Should mature to
Coronet D’Honneur son wins South German Free jumping Championships!

Ce le Coeur, a 2014 son of Coronet D’Honneur won the South German Free Jumping Championships at the Pferdezentrum in Standenbuhl!

Coronet D’Honneur is the 2016 RPSI Champion Stallion!

Coronet D’Honneur has been named the 2016 RPSI Champion Stallion, based on mare and foal inspection scores!

Fancy 2016 Top Hunter/Jumper Prospects For Sale!

FOR SALE!  Site Champions, Gold Premiums, lovely foals out of top mares!  Check out the Breeding Page for more pictures and info!  Available foals out of:  Athena Divina, Brescia, Pretty Woman, High Society


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Coronet D’Honneur babies show well at Sallie Wheeler National Championships!

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Junior Hunter Finals!

2  of our homebreds and one of our Juniors, Maya Felder, are competing at National Junior Hunter Finals this week!

Congratulations to Sara B on her purchase of Bohemian!

Congratulations Sara B on your purchase of  Bohemian!  We’re sad to see “Freddie” go, but thrilled that he’ll be going to a top program in Chicago.  Good luck with this special horse!

2016 Foal Crop Has Started To Arrive!

Our 2016 foals are arriving!  Visit the breeding page and our Facebook page to see all the pictures!  Several are still available for sale to top show homes, including a full sibling to last years RPSI inspection site Champion, foals out of Gold Premium mares, and a foal out of a 7/8 sister to the Rolex Kentucky winner for the last 2 years!

Crossroads Schooling Show!

The Crossroads Farm schooling show is on Saturday, April 9th!  Starts at 8:30, office opens at 7.  Classes for walk trot through Children’s/Adults, a Derby, Cat 1 and Cat 2 Medals.  AHJA Level 2 approved!  Check our Facebook page for prize list and entry form.



Breeding Season Starts March 1st!

Book to Coronet D’Honneur now for your 2016 breeding, and you’ll still get the early bird rate until Feb. 1!

Living The Dream

I often ponder how I ended up living on a farm training horses and people for a living.  It wasn’t my plan when I was growing up, and it wasn’t my plan when I went to college and got a degree in Journalism and Public Relations.  I can’t say I knew what my plan was, but I definitely know it wasn’t to be a horse trainer!  Not because I didn’t love the horses, and the showing, and the crazy hours I was spending grooming, braiding, cleaning stalls, and soaking up every bit of knowledge I could from my trainers who I thought of as my second set of parents.  What horse crazy teen wouldn’t have loved the thought of being able to do that for a living? No, it wasn’t my plan because it didn’t seem realistic or attainable.  I assumed I’d go to college, get a job, and hopefully be able to make enough money to someday ride again as an amateur.   Yet life leads you down paths you didn’t necessarily see coming.  Although my parents sold my horse when I went off to pursue a “normal” life, I somehow migrated back to what I loved the most- the horses.  I  got myself a minimum wage job in a pet store, found a trainer who was willing to let me trade out work for board and lessons (and I mean work, not just riding lovely made horses.  Perhaps my next walk down memory lane will include how I had to teach mules to jump, or how my only form of transportation to get the the barn 30 minutes away was a 150 cc scooter with my dog in a backpack at 4am ,) started up braiding all night again at the local horse shows with coyotes circling me, and purchased a $400 Thoroughbred mare at a local kill auction.  No, she didn’t turn out to be the next Snowman- she had been dumped at the auction because she had a hard cleft palate, and everything she ate came back up through her nose.  I had to put her down.  But at that point, I was determined to continue riding, so I found another mare that I could afford because frankly, she was a complete witch that no one else wanted 😉  But I made her up, sold her for a little more than I paid for her, and found a slightly better one the next time.  And so on, and so on.  Fast forward 25 years, and I’m looking at the Christmas lights hanging on my barn, bottle feeding a baby goat, and watching my weanlings frolic in the pasture.   I still can’t say being a horse trainer is a realistic plan for most.  You have to be willing to work your tail off, forget about taking many vacations, or getting weekends off.   When kids come to me now and tell me they want to be trainers, I tell them to go to college first.  Have a backup plan.  Learn how to run a business, and learn to love riding the horses no one else wants, and teaching little kids their diagonols.    Because that’s where you have to start.   And you have to get lucky that a lot of things fall into place.  I love my life.  I really am living the dream (even when the waterers break on Christmas Eve, and I have to spend New Year’s Eve with a colicking horse, and I’m loading horses in the dark when it’s 30 degrees out to go to a show…)   I just didn’t know it was my dream!