about Westridge Farms

Hunters | Jumpers | Equitation | Sales

Westridge Farms is a premier riding stable located in Spicewood, Texas just 30 minutes west of downtown Austin. Our facility is situated on 427 pristine acres and boasts scenic views of the Texas hill country and over 1400 feet of waterfront access to Lake Travis. We offer lessons and training for the horse and rider looking to excel in hunters, jumpers, and equitation. From the first time in the saddle all the way through the highest level of competition, our full service program offers quality training, exceptional care, and a fun atmosphere to enjoy and pursue your passion for horses!

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about Christine Rishell
Owner & Trainer

Christine’s passion for riding started at the age of 5 and she has since spent her life devoted to the sport. Raised in Southern California, she was able to train with some of the top hunter, jumper, and dressage professionals on the west coast. Christine was independently educated throughout high school so that she could have the freedom to be more competitive and learn from a few of the best as a working student. After a very successful Junior career in both the hunters and jumpers, Christine decided to turn in her amateur card, become a professional, and relocated to Texas to start her own farm.

Christine has since produced a multitude of horses and riders that have successfully ridden to numerous championships at AA shows in Texas and surrounding states in various divisions. In addition, Christine earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal in 2012.

about Kelly Lorek
Trainer

Kelly began riding with Pat Boyle of Springhill Farm in Illinois and has ridden for over thirty years. While there, she showed in the Junior Hunters, Junior Jumpers and medaled in MACLAY and USET. At the age of fourteen she rode in both a Mini Prix and a Grand Prix and subsequently became a pro at the age of nineteen. After teaching and riding for over six years in Virginia for Chris Wynne, she moved to Texas where she worked for Glen Johnson for four years.

Kelly's students regularly finish in the top of CENTEX, THJA and ZONE 7 circuits. She has students who have shown from beginners, children's Hunters, juniors and adult Hunters, Jumpers, to the Pony Finals. She has been extremely successful in showing horses from baby greens, first year Hunters to the Jumper ring. Kelly is a US Hunter Jumper Association, USHJA, Certified Trainer.

about Jet Rusidovski
Trainer

Jet’s addiction for riding started at the age of 4 at a summer riding camp and the rest is history. He was born and raised in Wisconsin and had the privilege of growing up at a few prestigious farms. As a Junior, he rode to numerous WHJA year end championships in both the hunters and jumpers. Jet chose to go pro at the age of 18 and has brought along many young riders and horses to multiple championships. We welcomed Jet to the Westridge Farms family in 2015, and he has been instrumental to the development and growth of our program.