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Westridge Farms

Hunters | Jumpers | Equitation

Westridge Farms is a Premier Hunter/Jumper Stable located in Dripping Springs, Texas, only 30 minutes west of downtown Austin. We offer lessons and training for the horse and rider looking to excel in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Ponies!  We  attend horse shows both locally and nationally, “A” rated and clubs. We welcome Equestrians at all levels of riding; be it the first time in the saddle or seasoned competitors. 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 horses and the sport. Raised in Southern California, Christine was enrolled in a private education program for developing athletes that allowed her the ability to train and work under some of the top Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage professionals on the West Coast. After a successful Junior career she became a professional, and relocated to Austin, Texas to start her own Hunter/Jumper business.

Christine has since produced a multitude of horses and riders that have successfully ridden to numerous Championships at both local and “A” shows in various divisions in Texas and surrounding states through the Grand Prix level. Christine earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal in 2012, and trains with enthusiasm, creativity, structure, respect, and humor while bringing classical horsemanship to her students.

About Mia Kertson

Assistant Trainer

Mia recently graduated from Texas Tech – riding for their team while studying for Business Marketing to pursue real estate and equine sales. She had a tremendous junior career, highly successful collegiate career, and is ready to move onto the next level as a professional!

About Axxel

Head Groom

Axxel has been with Westridge for the last few years, and is our head Groom! He plays a vital role in our program overseeing not only the day-to-day care of our horses, but ensures each horse is prepared correctly and turned out their very best! Foxglove LLC’s MTM So Fly took home Second overall in the 2023 Regular Medium Pony Model, and this is a testament to his attention to detail and quality of care!

About Jacinto


Jacinto joined us a couple of years back, and is Axxel’s right hand man. Together they keep all of our horses comfortable, happy and ready to win! There is never a day you’ll catch Jacinto not smiling, and loving on the horses!

About Jose

Property Manager

Jose has been with Westridge the longest, and is our Property Manager and magic man behind the scenes! Jose can fix absolutely anything, build anything, and is in charge of the care and maintenance of all the equipment, grounds, and helps oversee the horses as well. We are so fortunate to have him!