ABOUT CRYSTAL FARMS & EQUESTRIAN CENTER'S TEAM
Mary is the head trainer and instructor at Crystal Farms specializing in Morgan horses.
Mary along with her sister Chris and her mother Patricia have perfected their skill, craft and expertise in training and showing Morgan Horses. With many accolades such as many Grand National and World Championships,
AMHA Saddle Seat Gold Medal Finals, the UPHA Challenge Cup and the Senior Saddle Seat Equitation Championship and winning the Saddle Seat Triple Crown. She has taken her expertise and talent and passed it on to many riders over the years in saddle seat, hunt seat on the flat and western disciplines.
She has been named Morgan Instructor and Trainer of the Year by many national publications. over 250 World and Grand National Morgan Titles, Named “Morgan Instructor of the Decade'' by Horse World magazine and a proud member of USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), AMHA (American Morgan Horse Association) and UPHA (United Professional Horsemen's Association).
Mary is a Proud graduate from the University of Michigan and is very Passionate in leaving her mark on the Morgan industry!
Patricia is the owner of Crystal Farms and it is truly a family tradition, since it has been owned and operated by the Carlton family since 1965.
What started out as a family hobby soon grew into the booming equestrian facility that it is today. The late Pat Carlton and his eldest daughter, Chris, decided that the Morgan horse was the breed for them. In the late 70s and early 80-s Crystal Farms was breeding over a dozen Morgan babies a year and starting to make their mark in the show ring. This family breeding operation soon blossomed into a lesson program and training facility.
Crystal Farms turned out its first World Champion in 1992 at the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show. Today, horses and riders under the Crystal Farms banner have earned over 250 World and Grand National Morgan titles.
Patricia has been there every step of this great journey….from helping with the day-to-day operation of this large farm to cheering on the riders and horses at horse shows around the country!
She has seen their family hobby grow into a thriving business where horse enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy wonderful and supportive atmosphere.