Kristin Corcoran 

Kristin enjoys working with young horses to help them reach their potential through attention to detail, classical methods, and a quiet progression through the training scale.

Kristin’s love for horses started very young on her family’s farm and getting her 1st pony at 6 years old. She spent most of her youth riding school horses and taking lessons at Pleasant Hollow Farm in Coopersburg, PA. She graduated from Huntington Valley Hunt Pony Club with a B rating. 

She spent her teen years working at Springfield’s Combined Training Center in Coopersburg, PA under the tutelage of Emily MacGowan (Silver medalist in the 1988 Pan American Games). After graduating high school, she became a full time working student for Emily, focusing her attention on the care of upper level event horses. She also had many opportunities to compete throughout the Northeast in horse trials on her own and clients’ horses through preliminary level. 

In 1992 she became the barn manager at Springfield’s, where she was responsible for the care of upper level dressage and event horses and supervising other employees.  At that time she began working with Paul Belasik and gaining an appreciation for dressage.  

In 1996, she and her sister, Kendra opened Graystone Equestrian Center and focused solely on dressage. 

She has trained clients’ horses as well as her own Andalusian/TB through Intermediare 1 working with such experts as:

Cesar Parra ~ Todd Flettrich ~ Betsey Steiner ~ Linda Zang ~ Margaret Freeman ~ Kathy Adams ~ Hank Hutson

In 2011 Kristin earned her USDF Silver medal and is currently schooling her horse, Quince, at Grand Prix. 

"Competent, patient, compassionate are three words I would use to describe Kristin, in working with her students and her horses."  -- B.J. Fretz