Crystal Cross Farms

Meet Our Trainers

Dani Zimbelman 

          Dani is the owner and founder of Crystal Cross Farms. She started out riding horses as soon as she could climb up. She took the reins from her mom at 4 yrs of age and scared her mom to death. By 13, she was riding sale horses through sale barns for clients. This is where her training began as she started training the sale barn rejects. As people saw the horses she had trained, they began sending Dani their horses to train. She has always trained for herself. Dani ran the Southwest Nebraska Equine Center before relocating to Texas. She started and founded Crystal Cross Farms after the loss of her sister, Crystal. Along the way, she has had great opportunities to learn fom master trainers in several disciplines to include cutting, reining, pleasure, fitting sale/show horses, roping and starting colts. She found her nich in the world of barrel and pole horses. She enjoys fixing and healing crippled and blown up horses and those horses who are just misunderstood. 



Crystall Petry

Crystall has been starting colts and training horses for the show ring since the age of 13.  Specializing in Ranch Horse, Western Pleasure, Halter, Showmanship, Hunt Seat, and Hunter/Jumpers. 2014 PtHA World Champion. For more information please visit her website.



Butch Martin

Butch grew up as a bull rider. He has found his nich for getting along with blown up rope horses and starting rope horses. He has won many awards and money in the roping arena.