A Unique Childhood...
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.
In the last few years...
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.
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
2017 Trainer and Exhibitor of Echo Hills Steiner, a Norwegian Fjord Pony bred and owned by Kim Smith of Morganton, NC. Echo Hills Steiner won Reserve Champion Green Pony, Reserve Pony, and Overall Grand Champion at the Carolina Carriage Club driving show in Tryon. Steiner also received overall reserve champion at the NC State Fair in the opportunity carriage classes and had a very successful day competing in the Draft horse division at the NC State Fair, winning a large obstacle driving class.
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
Echo Hills Steiner
Owned and bred by Kim Smith
Trained and shown by Crosby Reed
Overall Champion, Reserve Green Pony, Reserve Overall Pony at Carolina Carriage Club driving show in Tryon, 2017
Reserve High Point Champion at 2017 NC State Fair
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
Frenchy - Morgan cross
Champion Pre-Green at PSJ in Aiken, SC 2017
Reserve Champion Pre-Green in Aiken, SC 2017