Passion, Practice, Prestigue
William grew up riding in Northern Virginia with Peggy Smith and Karla Williams at Oak Ridge Stables. Here he rode from ponies to horses and finished his junior years riding The Mariner in the jumper ring. After graduating from High School in 2003, he accepted the position as Assistant Instructor under Karla Williams after Peggy's retirement. The business changed names to Carter Oak Show Stables. William stayed on until 2006 before pursuing a college education at Virginia Intermont College.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies and a minor in business. While he attended VI, he rode on the IHSA team and showed throughout North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia where he earned championships and great ribbons on horses such as Monty, Samson, and Will!
After graduating, William returned to Northern Virginia and opened Brown Hall Farm. William has worked hard to develop many riders and horses since the inception of the business in 2010, such as Lily Barber and Pin-Up, who earned William his first training ribbons at Devon, Indoors, and Junior Hunter Finals and his first Zone 3 Championship. In 2016 William trained VHSA, MHSA, NCHJA, and Zone 3 Champions with Date Night ( Adult Amateur Hunter 50+ ) and Rock Lobster ( Children's Jumper Champion ), as well as other top placing with Coraline in the small junior hunters.
William has been blessed with many wonderful owners and clients throughout the years. More recently William has begun showing young horses in-hand in the hunter breeding divisions.
William has a passion for teaching and producing winners in the hunter, jumper, and equitation ring
Kristin has been a professional in the horse industry for 15 years. She started riding at the age of 7, and has spent all her time, both junior years and as a professional, in Northern Virginia. As a junior she trained and worked with Laura Hennessey, out of Irish Eyes Stables. She spent these years riding and grooming and learning every aspect of the horse business. After graduating from McLean High School in 2001, she attended Hollins University her freshman year of college before returning to Northern Virginia, and continuing her education at George Mason University.
Kristin became a professional in 2002, and has made it her passion ever since. She began teaching at Stoneridge Farm in Great Falls, Virginia and for 8 years developed a budding lesson program. teaching students from ages 4 to adults. She brought rider along from competing at their very first show, to successfully winning on the "AA" circuit.
After Kristin left Stoneridge in 2010, she opened and operated her own business, Kristin Campbell Equestrian. She continued to develop clients both on the local and rated circuits. Kristin has enjoyed many successes and championships at many shows such as, HITS, Upperville, Loudoun Benefit, USEF Pony Finals, Tad Coffin Equitation Finals, and WIHS.
In the more recent years Kristin has continued coaching her own clients to wins in MHSA Children's Pony Medal Finals, as well as coaching the IEA Team at Wakefield School in The Plains. She successfully coached the IEA Team to Regional, Zone, and National placings.
When Kristin is not teaching or riding, you may find her sitting the judges stand, as she is a VHSA approved judge. She enjoys judging and believes that this helps sharpen her attention for detail while training students. She has been working on pursuing her USEF "R" and has sat with judges such as Tom Brennan and Oliver Brown.
The cornerstone of Kristin's philosophy when it comes to teaching is patience and listening to both horse and rider. Her ability to look at each combination of horse and rider as individuals helps her develop that specific team to their highest potential. Everything boils down to teamwork!