Christa Byrd has been around all types of horses and training from a young age. Starting with Showing ponies up to horses. Christa Has competed well in the english and western rings. She has Galloped with the Langley riders drill team and Bit-A-Bling Grand Entry Team that does the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo and also competed in barrel racing and other rodeo events. Christa has been very competitive in the lower hunter and jumper rings with her her horse Bailey, others and Stallion The Huntsman - view the stallion at http://www.thehuntsman.info/
Christa has a natural feel for connecting with the horse. She works very well with the younger horses, Quarter Horses, standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and even some of the toughest horses including wild horses. Christa has had a working talent at the standardbred race track. She has been working with the standardbred race horses for a few years now and has mastered the training under saddle of the re-tired standardbred racehorse from the pace to the trot.
Christa has recently done lots of horsemanship under top trainers and some of the best around. Mainly in colt starting and putting a good foundation on a horse to point it in any direction and safely. Experienced starting all types under saddle and putting the first month on them or even prepping for shows or sale.
Starting in 2013 Christa started as the Official Outrider at fraser Downs Racetrack in Cloverdale BC. The job is done by a proffesional who has to ride in all weather conditions day or night and the job requires Christa to be at-best every night, catching loose horses with carts on, saving lives, fixing the race horses equipment prior to race, ponying race horses and anything else she can assist with. On race nights she can be seen riding at Fraser Downs Racetrack or www.fraserdowns.com - Live race feed.
Starting in April 2015 Christa got the job as morning Outrider at Hastings Park Race Course as well which was very different, different breed of horses, different accidents to deal with and much more.
Problem horses, horses with bad or dangerous habits, problem solving. Advice. I can help!
Now teaching beginner lessons basic english or western riding. Barrels, gymkhana, western training, Drill horse prep. English flat work, jumpers, hunters.
Christa is currently back in the lower mainland for Outrider services, horse training and sales.
Check Christa's channel of video's out at www.youtube.com/barrelracingqueen