Allison Kroff began riding horses at the age of 7 in Mesa, Arizona. She started out in the hunter ring and soon moved to the jumper ring. When Allison was 15 she entered her first Grand Prix in Scottsdale, Arizona on one of her imported horses, and she knew from that day that she wanted to strive to be at the top of the equestrian sport.
Since she was 16, Allison qualified for the Zone 8 North American Young Riders Championships. She competed in the Championships in the US and Canada, and in 2005 she earned the team silver medal. After graduating high school, Allison moved to Germany to further her riding knowledge. She lived there for months riding and showing her own horses along with other horses at the facility. Allison and her horses came back to the US and shortly after their return Allison piloted Omar Shariff to 6 Grand Prix wins, including the $60,000 Grand Prix of Denver.
In 2007, Allison and Nomograaf earned the alternate spot to represent the US in the 2007 World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV. As an alternate Allison was invited to compete in the Grand Prix at the World Cup Finals. In the fall of 2007, Allison and Nomograaf captured the win in the $50,000 World Cup Qualifier in Las Vegas, NV.
Over the years Allison has won 53 Grand Prixs on many different horses. Here is a list of some of her Grand Prix mounts; Nomograaf, Atlantis, Omar Shariff, Lancelot, Oramiro, Camus, Miss Hans, Washington and Little Miss Sunshine.
In 2010, Allison wanted to further her knowledge of running an elite show barn so she took an Assistant Trainer position at Windfall Farm in Green Valley, CA. There she had the privilege to work under Gry McFarlane, who has operated a successful show barn for over 25 years. In 2013, Allison brought her years of experience and success back to Arizona by opening Kroff Stables. The results were extraordinary. Now she operates a 25+ horse elite show barn that competes at the biggest shows on the West Coast.
More about Allison:
* Won numerous National Standard Grand Prixs in the US (1.45m)
* Won FEI World Cup Grand Prixs (1.60m)
*Won numerous USHJA National Hunter Derbies
* Qualified and Competed at 6 North American Young Rider Championships
*Sold many horses on both East and West Coasts
In 2009 Allison became an Ambassador for JustWorld International; a non-profit organization that raises funds to bring education and necessary supplies to the poorest communities in countries such as Brazil, Cambodia, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico and Senegal. To get more information on this organization visit justworldinternational.org
We are very fortunate to have secured several great sponsors from around the state of Arizona, and the country. We believe in their products and they believe in our horsemanship philosophy.