June 23, 2017

Owner & Lead Instructor- Cheryl Rohnke Kronsberg

Cheryl Kronsberg & K.T.

CHA Master Instructor, CHA Clinic Staff, AQHA Professional Horsewoman

Cheryl knew very early on that she wanted to be a trainer and instructor. She began riding at local rental stable at a very young age. After much begging and pleading she received her first horse, Belle Star, as a Christmas present! Cheryl trained Belle and began her show career. After deciding that Belle wouldn’t make it as an upper level show horse, she was sold to make way for Kate & Little (Kate’s filly). Cheryl trained and showed both Kate and Little for many years. Kate lived to be 34 years old under Cheryl’s loving care.

Fast forward to adulthood. Cheryl’s love of horses continued therefore; she attended and graduated from an Equine Vocational College program. She also obtained a Degree in Business. In addition to teaching lessons and training horses, Cheryl is in charge of running all the business aspects of CRK Stable from scheduling to billing to purchasing and marketing.

Just a few short years ago, in her continued quest to improve herself, Cheryl decided to seek out Riding Instructor Certification. After diligently studying all the available certification programs, Cheryl decided on the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). She attended the 40 hour testing clinic and received her Master Instructor Certification, CHA’s highest level! In addition, Cheryl was recommended to become a Clinic Instructor. Cheryl now spends several weeks each year traveling throughout the country teaching and certifying other riding instructors.

Currently, Cheryl has over 30 years of teaching experience. Cheryl teaches all levels of riders, both in English and Western styles, but most enjoys working with beginning show riders. Cheryl is a low pressure type of instructor emphasizing safety and fun during all the lessons. All Riders are encouraged to challenge themselves, but never beyond their capabilities.

Cheryl says, “I just love the CHA motto- All lesson must be Safe, effective and FUN! If the students aren’t having fun then neither am I. Horseback riding is supposed to be fun for everyone involved. I do my best to make sure that happens!”

Cheryl attends many Symposiums and Conferences every year. This helps keep her education, teaching and training skills current and fresh. Cheryl has also been a guest speaker at many local Equestrian Club meetings, Training Stables, CHA Regional and International Conferences. Cheryl has also received the rank of Professional Horseman from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Many of Cheryl’s articles have been published in The Instructor Magazine and Horse Illustrated.