Kristina Harrison-Antell fell in love with horses as a child and began riding at the edge of six, when she got her first pony. In 1992, she discovered her life’s passion in dressage, and rode her former hunter, Gilligan, to the advanced young rider level.
Kristina imported Kantor, a Dutch Warmblood gelding, from Holland in the late nineties. The team qualified for the 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by winning the Bayer/USET Intermediary 1 Championship held at the USET headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey. The U.S. Team earned the coveted Pan-American Team Gold Medal.
Rociero XV, a stunning white PRE (Pura Raza Espanola) stallion, owned by Margaret Carrera of Auburn, California, was Kristina’s most recent FEI partner. With Kristina, Rociero in 2006 was named USDF Intermediaire 2 Horse of the Year, and placed third in the 2007 USDF National Grand Prix Championships, held in Gladstone, NJ.
Kristina and Rociero were awarded a grant from USET in 2007, which enabled them to travel to Olympic team coach, Klaus Balkenhol’s stable in Germany, in the fall of that year. While there, besides training with Balkenhol, the pair competed successfully, coming second in the Grand Prix, at the CDI Oldenburg, among other top placings. Kristina and Rociero XV made history in 2008, as he became the first PRE in history to be invited to participate in the Olympic Dressage Team Selection Trials in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
Today, she continues to develop a variety of up and coming stars and continues to compete at the FEI level.