Allison Kroff has been riding since she was very young, and has had remarkable accomplishments at a very young age. She has been riding at the Grand Prix level since her teens!
She spent a summer in Europe training under Otto Vaske, getting a vast experience riding young jumpers. They were all very green so she learned quite a bit about training young horses. Allison rode ten horses a day that summer. She "learned how to ride like the Germans". She has been back to Germany on several occasions to purchase horses with her father. Several of which she is currently riding at Grand Prix level.
They bought Omar Shariff, one of her top Grand Prix horses, out of three hundred horses as a young three year old prospect. She has been showing Omar Shariff, Nomograff, and Miss Hans at the Grand Prix level- quite often in the same classes! She has several other horses she is showing in other divisions as well, like Stan, Camus and Atlantis.
Some of her accomplishments:
- Numerous Grand Prix wins
- Contention for the World Cup Finals at Gothenburg
- Scottsdale Spring Classic win and placing
- Arizona Winter Circuit $25,000 Grand Prix (HITS) several weeks wins
- Sundance Welcome $25,000 Grand Prix (HITS)
- Del Mar International $50,000 Grand Prix
- Arizona, HITS Tucson: Washington and Allison placed 2nd in the Welcome Stake and 5th in their debut Grand Prix! Week 2 they placed 3rd in the Welcome Stake and 2nd in the Grand Prix. She is SO proud of him! Congratulations Allison and Washington!!!
- Capitol City horse show in Sacramento: Washington was second in the Welcome Stake on Thursday night, in the Grand Prix she was the only rider to have both horses make it to the jump off (clear first round) Little Miss Sunshine ended up second and Washington ended up fifth!
For more information about Allison, please visit the following websites:
- AllisonKroff.com - Allison Kroff's official website.
- Windfall Farm, Inc - Allison is the head trainer at Windfall Farm, Inc.