In House Trainer

Karen Caristo

Karen Caristo:

I grew up on Long Island under the tutelage of my nationally known parents, Ralph and Holly Caristo, owners of Glen View Stables. I am very fortunate to have had a renowned horse trainer, top “A” Judge, emphasizer of sportsmanship and team spirit as my father and my guide. All of my accolades stem from his dedication to the equestrian world. He has been given many top honors, including: Inaugural Recipient of the Young Riders Caristo Cup, induction to the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, USHJA Jane Marshall Dixon Award and USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award. All of this has inspired and guided me to follow in his footsteps. After graduating college and working as a financial analyst for a few years, it was time for me to come back to my true passion, horses. I worked for my parents teaching customers, horse showing, training and riding sale horses. After 8 years with Glen View Stables, I was employed at a private farm on Long Island for 19 years where I trained, lessoned and traveled to horse shows.

My many accomplishments include championships at: Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champion; Devon; Kentucky Incentive Championships – where I was the Inaugural winner in the Green 3’6” Division; Capitol Challenge; Pennsylvania National – where I won the Trainer Award; and Washington Horse Show.

I enjoy teaching all types of riders, setting goals and working with their horses. Creating a union and having fun at the same time is what I like doing.

Happiness also comes from exercising, bike riding, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Karen CaristoIn House Trainer