Many know Memphis as the home of rock & roll and the blues and Elvis Presley’s favorite town. But there is also the chance for excellent jumping and flat work and to experience real Southern hospitality. Christian, originally from Sweden, and his wife McKrell welcome you to their beautiful equestrian center where every guest and horse is treated with respect and warmth. Both are jump trainers and course designers. McKrell has competed in Grand Prix events. The weather is warm, so you can come here all year round.
The center is run by Christian, originally from Sweden, and his wife McKrell. Both are German instructors in jumping. Christian has also trained in Flyinge and Stromsholm in Sweden where his pupils included Kyra Kyrklund and Sylve Söderstrand. Christian is also a certified course designer in both Sweden and Germany. McKrell is from Memphis and has several placings up to Grand Prix jumping and she is also a course designer. Christian regularly travels to Germany to run jumping clinics.
The equestrian center is located in the countryside just outside the town of Collierville, about 30 minutes from Memphis. It has large open spaces, a large covered riding arena, rolling fields that are perfect for fitness and strength training, and large flat paddock with small cross-country obstacles.
Within 5-10 minutes drive of the equestrian center, there are good restaurants and shops. If you want to go out for some sightseeing, within 30-40 minutes by car you can be in downtown Memphis, by the Mississippi River, at Beale Street, Sun Studio, Graceland, The National Civil Rights Museum, Gibson guitar factory and Memphis Zoo. Christian and McKrell will take you on a little sightseeing tour and they will drive you to restaurants in the evening. If you want to do a lot of sightseeing, it is best to rent a car, as it is not possible to get around by public transport.