Instructors

Greta “Jade” Krafsig

Hello, I’m the owner and head instructor at White Oak Stables. I’ve loved horses my entire life, but I didn’t start riding until I was 14 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve trained in classical Hunt Seat and Equitation most of my life by a wonderfully talented local instructor, Sandi Diesterhoft. I’ve competed successfully in local hunter/jumper shows, western pleasure shows, hunter paces, and eventing. I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially adult beginners, plus-sized riders, high-functioning autistic, and shy/anxious/fearful riders. I believe learning about horses should be both fun and educational and will teach towards your personal goals and desires.

Kristin “Kristy” Zimmer

Kristin is a super friendly and bubbly instructor who is great with kids and makes people with anxiety feel calm and comfortable. She loves riding and jumping bareback and got her early start playing polo and riding western. Kristin is currently not teaching riding lessons. Instead, she is training some of our ponies right now. We are hoping (praying) she will return in September 2021.

Nicole Ledbetter

She is the newest member of our instructor team! Nicole started out as a student riding western and then converted to English riding to learn how to jump. She soon expressed a desire to learn how to become a riding instructor. After months of hard work shadowing and learning to teach with Ms. Jade, she is now teaching lessons Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Nicole is friendly, patient, and wonderful at explaining concepts to riders of all ages. Sadly, Nicole can only teach with us through September 2021.

Nicole jumping Abbott bareback