Krystal Kelly is a Californian Girl determined to see the world on the back of a horse. Her passion for horses and love of the sport of Show Jumping has led her to travel to 50+ countries, and a goal to visit them all!
During her travels working as a Showjumping Coach and Trainer, competing abroad, she found an equal respect for polo during a year living in Egypt as well as endurance after completing the “Mongol Derby” back in 2014. She finished the 1,000 kilometer horse race across the Mongolian Steppes in 10 days and rode around 35 semi-wild Mongolian Ponies.
Her love of horses and travel sent her to faraway lands and developing countries where women were forbidden to ride. She remained the only female rider while riding alongside a team of men during an Army General’s line up in India, a Himalayan Adventure in Bhutan as well as her mad dash in Mongolia.
She specializes in advanced coaching and public speaking, sharing her passion in order to inspire others to blaze a path in new and uncharted territories. It’s never too late to follow your dreams!
FEI Level II Show Jumping Coach
What is it?
Krystal completed her FEI Level One back in 2012 and her FEI Level II in 2017. It was required for her to be tested by her Tutors, appointed by the FEI. She had to complete log books and give demonstrations and lessons over a week long period at each course in order to prove her coaching abilities.
What level is FEI II?
- Showjumping up to 1.30 meters
- Dressage up to Elementary Level
Krystal is intending to do her FEI Level III (the highest level possible!) and is looking for a future student that is willing and capable of performing and competing at a high standard for show jumping in order for her to complete her qualifications. Krystal already has experience teaching and riding horses at higher levels and is excited to try for her Level III with the help of a keen student!
Is it true that Krystal is the ONLY FEI II Coach from the USA?!
YES! In 2017, Krystal Kelly became the ONE AND ONLY FEI II Coach from the USA. You can find a list of all the FEI II Coaches in the world here: FEI II Coaches List
2008 Mid-America Technology Center Horse Production & Management OK, USA
2010 Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center, WV, USA
Certifications / Credentials
2009 Pat Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level II
2010 Meredith Manor: Riding Master’s III Certification, Training Certification, Certified Equine Massage Therapist
2014 FEI Level 1 Coaching Course Lusaka, Zambia
2014 Completed the Mongol Derby, “The Longest & Toughest Horse Endurance Race,” Mongolia
2016 FEI Level 2 Coaching Course Athens, Greece
2016 Certified Yoga Alliance Teacher Bali, Indonesia
USEF / USPA / WCT / FEI / Registered Member
2017 Certified FEI Level II Coach
2010 Trained under Karin Donckers, Belgium’s 5 Time Olympic Eventing Rider and her Dressage coach
2011 Trained under FEI Level II Show Jumping Coach in Cairo, Egypt
2012 Romania and Italy, various stables (Horse Holidays, Trails and FEI Competitive Show Jumping Clubs)
2012-2014 Started-Up Several Riding Clubs throughout Northern and Southern India and Bhutan (Show Jumping, Dressage and Endurance)
2015 Polo Club, Egypt training under 7-Goal Handicap Coach from South Africa intensively
2016 Consultant for Up and Coming Riding Clubs in Indonesia (Horse Holiday, Dressage, Show Jumping and Polo)
& Endurance Horse Training in California
2017 Global Arabian Horse Show Manager – Reporter and Videographer
2018 Conducted Clinics
– Oklahoma, Yoga Whispering Clinic
-Virginia, Yoga Whispering and Dressage Riding Clinics
Founded Krys Kolumbus Travel
2019 Founded Equestrian Adventuresses
Articles about Krystal or written by Krystal have been featured in various Magazines and Online Publications as well as TV and News Media throughout the world including:
House Hunters International -HGTV
Oasis Magazine for Expats in Cairo
Pink Pangea Online Community for Women who Travel
Horses Magazine, USA
Horse Blaze Magazine, India
Meredith Manor Featured Student: Click Here for Article
Jupiter Courier, Florida
River News Herald, California
Oklahoma News Report
ITV News Broadcast–Guernsey British Channel Isle
Whoa! Podcast. CLICK HERE to Listen
Travel Tales Podcast: CLICK HERE to Listen
Horses in the Morning Podcast (2 Episodes)
Heroine Addict Podcast
Horsemanship Magazine February 2019 Issue
Horsemanship Magazine April 2019 Issue