Natascha Gates, originally from Germany, came to Plum Creek Hollow Farm in January 2008 to work as head trainer and rider.
Natascha has a great deal of experience and enjoys properly starting young horses under saddle and methodically giving them confidence while developing them mentally and physically. One example of this training program is Caylee PCH, who Natascha qualified for the 6yo jumper finals, working her successfully up through the levels before selling her to Kristin Buchanan.
Natascha also developed her own horse Quickie from foal to winning Grand Prix horse. In the last couple years they have won the $30K Pin Oak Grand Prix, placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Scottsdale, 3rd in the Sun Valley Grand Prix of Scottsdale and 3rd at the National Western Stock Show Grand Prix amongst many other national placings.
I feel connected to my horse when:
He watches my every move when I’m in his sight.
Why I love Kerrits: Good quality, good fit, comfy and priced right!
My most memorable moment as a rider: My first Grand Prix win in Katy, Texas, with my heart horse, Quickie, who I bought at three weeks old.