Profile – Kristina Hall Jackson
Selected for Team GB at 17 years of age, she has been riding since 18 months old. Competitions started with pony club, moving to working hunter pony’s where she competed ponies from MM, 12h, 13h and 14h. Qualifying and competing at the Royal international Horse Show and Horse of the Year show.
At age 14 having a passion for eventing her 14h working hunter pony changed careers and was campaigned at Pony Trials in their first season together they finished 5th at the National pony championships.
Very fortunate to be given the ride on Lemington Lets Dance from Judy Bradwell they were selected for Team GB at the Junior Europeans in 2014 finishing 17th with a double clear, he then was longlisted for the young riders in 2015.
Her education was at Silcoates School, Wakefield, excellent grades in GCSEs and A Levels which resulted in her being awarded a place at Leeds University but Kristina decided to take a Gap year. Her parents then supported her decision to decline her place as it became apparent that nothing other than a career with horses was an option. Kristina says “I am incredibly lucky to based at home with fantastic facilities and supportive parents, nice horses and good trainers”.
Kristina is currently competing internationally at 4* level. Even though the 2020 season was short due to the Covid shutdowns, there were some great highlights, including her young horses producing some strong results. Juela finished 5th in the 6 year old British Championships at Osberton at Thorsby, Igor B posted a strong 14th place in the 7 year old championships at Le Lion d’Angers after only one whole season eventing; and CMS Google gained her 4* L debut, with a top 25 finish and a double clear. During the Covid related unprecedented circumstances in 2020, Kristina has been training and working diligently at home and she is looking forward hugely to restarting competition in 2021. Kristina is a former Junior international rider, achieving 6 top 10 placings at international events with Judy Bradwell’s Leamington Lets Dance, including a 17th place at the junior European Championships at Bishop Burton in 2014, after which he was then long listed for young riders in 2015. Kristina was on the BEF Excel talent programme 2015-2017, set up to identify riders and horses demonstrating talent and Olympic discipline potential. Kristina set up her own business in 2016 and has established a quality team of horses and very supportive owners. Kristina’s top horse CMS Google will be aimed at the under 25s at Bramham International in 2021 with the long-term target of gaining qualification for a 5* in 2022.
Kristina has fantastic family support, a hardworking team at home and a network of very helpful contacts. She has trained for a number of years with Chris Bartle, and Judy Bradwell, and has successfully transitioned another of Judy’s horses – Wutella from eventing to showjumping. Kristina now competes Wutella at 1.30m level and is aiming to do a 1.40m class in early 2020. Kristina is based at her parent’s property, located in the beautiful quiet Yorkshire countryside, and it is the ideal place to produce youngstock and train top level event/sport horses. A new cross-country field has recently been developed and the yard has brilliant hacking with lots of hills to keep the horses fit. Kristina works with a team of highly experienced professionals to ensure the absolute best of care, treatment and support for all her horses.
Notable Achievements in Kristina’s career so far:
Igor B – Le Lion D’Angers 7 year old World Championships CCI3*-L – 14th – 10/2020
Juela – Thorsberton Young Horse 6 year old Championships CCI2*-S – 5th – 10/2020
Igor B- British Dressage Winter Regional Championships – 2Nd qualifying for British Dressage Nationals Novice silver league – 02/2020
Wutella – Liverpool Horse Show Eventers Grand Prix
CMS Google- Blenheim 8/9 Year Old Championships CCI4*-S – Double clear – 09/2019
Wutella – Hickstead International Eventers Grand Prix – 07/2020
Wutella – Bolesworth International Eventers Grand Prix- 05/2020
Slaney Cruise – Tattersalls CCI4*-S – 13th – 05/2018
Slaney Cruise – Rockingham International Advance Intermediate – 3Rd – 05/2018
CMS Google – Chatsworth International CCI2*-S – 05/2018
Slaney Cruise – Blenhiem 8/9 Year Old Championships CCI4*-S – Double Clear – 09/2017
Slaney Cruise- Chatsworth International – CCI2*-S – 3rd – 05/2017
CMS Google – Ballindenisk International – CCI2*-L – 1st – 04/2017
Wutella – Ballindenisk International – CCI3*-L – 6th– 04/2017
Wutella – Somerford Park International- CCI3*-S – 5th -8/2015
Heartbreaker Junior – Winter Dressage Regionals – 1st qualifying for British Dressage Nationals Elementary level – 02/2014
More or Less – Winter Dressage Regionals – 2nd qualifying for British Dressage National’s Elementary level – 02/2014
Lemington Lets Dance – Bishop Burton Junior European Championships- CCI2*-L – 08/2014
Lemington Lets Dance- Weston Park Festival of Youth International- CCI2*-L U18 – 2nd – 10/2013
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