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, 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.

Throughout my teaching I utilize love and logic, connected parenting and take a trauma informed approach. I am an advocate of cognitive behavioral therapies to encourage positive ways of thinking. I believe in applying encouragement rather than praise as a way to build self-esteem and develop higher self-confidence. While I am not a formally licensed educator, psychologist or therapist, I maintain training hours on many of these topics as a licensed foster parent.

Tobias “Tobi” Intrabartolo

Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest instructor, Tobi! His background includes dressage, jumping and western pleasure. He has two adorable ponies, Bug and Jolene.