Performance Riding & Driving Hors​es

671 Hopewell Rd. Morganton NC 28655 us   ...   8284326040   ...   mimosahillsfarm@yahoo.com

Mimosa Hills Farm, LLC

Crosby Reed


Owner/Trainer/Manager

Crosby Reed and Mimosa Hills Farm has been operating since 2004. The farm has been in the family for 4 generations now. At one time the 30 acres housed Crosby’s Great Grandfathers Standardbred race horses, then some of her mother, Dottie Reed’s, most beloved Saddlebred show horses, and now the farm is home to a variety of Crosby’s show and lesson horses. Crosby was on the back of a horse before she was born (literally), competed in her first horse show aboard Fortune, an American Saddlebred, in a costume class at age 2, and by age 6 she was competing in Academy classes with Saddlebreds and in both English and Western pleasure classes as well as learning to jump. At 8 years of age, Crosby and her mother, Dottie, bought their first American Miniature Horse named Skipper. Crosby and Skippers first couple years competing resulted in a Year End Harness Racing Highpoint and 16 World Grand Championships in Performance halter and Driving at the WCMHR World Championship competition in Williamston, NC. Skipper now has 40+ World Championships in youth, open, and stakes classes along with countless other wins from World, National, and local shows. Then at age 12, with her mothers help, Crosby bought a 2 year old quarter horse which she trained and still competes with to this day. Crosby began giving riding and driving lessons to friends around age 14, also during the time that she became president of the Foothills Miniature Horse Harness Racing Club. In the years 2006-2014 She was president and leader of her 4-H club, The Burke County Mounties, and is now a club leader and equine sponsor. Through 4-H she competed in Horse Quiz Bowl, judging competitions, and Hippology (a written exam covering anatomy, veterinary care, maintenance, and all other things horse related). In 2006-2010 she placed top 10 at the state level and competed on the state 4-H teams at regional, congress, and nationals. When she turned 18, aging out of the youth classes, Crosby was asked to be the clinician for the WCMHR World Championship Horse Show. She was the clinician for three years and has also held independent clinics on showing and owning performance miniatures and ponies.  


More recently, Crosby has been competing with every type of performance horse she has the opportunity to work with or own, training riding and driving horses, teaching students, coordinating Summer Horse Camps, giving clinics, judging horse shows, and managing MHF. Crosby became the coach for the Appalachian State University Western Equestrian Team in 2015 and travels all over the state for Intercollegiate horse shows with the team. Crosby is coaching around 40 students at MHF, both children and adults. In 2016 Crosby and her students have competed at a App State University Hunter show, and APHA sanctioned show, and several other local shows. Twice a year Crosby hosts a schooling show at the farm for MHF students only. In 2017 the Appalachian State Western Equestrian team won the High Point Champion at the Campbell/App State IHSA horse show. 


Crosby received her education from the University of Kentucky, located in the Horse Capital of the World. She graduated in the class of 2014 with a BS in Equine Management and a minor in Agriculture Economics. She also competed on UK’s Saddleseat & Polo teams and interned at the Gayla Driving Center. 



Education:

Graduate from the University of Kentucky, Equine Management Major, Agriculture Economics Minor. 

CAA Level 1 & Road Driving Proficient

NCSU Judging Short course completion

*CERTIFIED OPEN HORSE SHOW JUDGE IN HUNTSEAT, WESTERN, SADDLESEAT, & NON-TROTTING.


Competitive Background & Equine Related Accomplishments:

Western Equestrian Team IHSA Coach for Appalachian State University

Competed on the State Horse Bowl and Hippology team for 6 years, winning multiple individual high points in both categories at the district, state, regional, national, and congress level. 

Won approximately 150 Champion, Reserve Champion, and Supreme Champion awards at WCMHR & AMHR sanction shows. 

4-H State Champion in Western Trail & Gaited/Saddleseat

Clinician for WCMHR World Championship Show

Clinician at other miniature horse and pony clinics in NC, VA, and HI

APHA Point Earner

Track Record & Multiple Year end Highpoints in Miniature Horse Harness Racing

Judged Driving show for the Hawaii Driving Club at Pana'ewa Equestrian center on the Big Island

Judge at Carolina Carriage Show in Tryon, NC


Other Experience:

Competed on the University of Kentuckys Saddleseat Team & Polo Team

Interned at the Gayla Driving Center in Georgetown, KY

Riding instructor since 2004

Summer Horse Camp coordinator since 2008

4-H Club leader since 2004

Coached riders and drivers at local and national shows. 

Competed at American Driving Society Sanction Shows

Worked with University of Hawaii at Hilo employee working cattle on Big Island Ranches

Volunteer for 10+ years at the Exceptional Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program

​4-H Horse Show judge


Noteworthy Horses Owned or Shown by Crosby Reed

Skippers Land Ho -AMHR/WCMHR

~ 40 + World and National Championships

Champion in Roadster Driving at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion Western Country Pleasure Driving at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion in Obstacle Driving at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion In Hand Hunter & Jumper at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion In Hand Obstacle at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Many time open show winner

Harness Racing Year End Reserve Champion


Mimosa Hills All That Jazz WCMHR / Mister Bo Peepers Too AMHR

~ 20+ World and National Championships at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion is Roadster Driving at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion Stakes Roadster at AMHR Regionals

​Champion Country Pleasure Driving at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion Liberty out of 72 horses at WCMHR World Championship

Champion Hunter at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Champion in Hand obstacle at AMHR & WCMHR Sanction Shows

Many time open show winner

Harness Racing Track Record

Harness Racing Year End Overall Champion High Point


Kelly Zippity Star

Western Pleasure winner at open shows 

4-H State Champion Trail/obstacle


Ruby Star - American Warmblood

Champion draft under saddle 

Champion Draft in harness

​Champion Obstacle driving