Although she grew up in Alaska, Kreistal has been riding and showing horses since the age of 12, beginning on hunters and jumpers. She developed a love for starting horses as well as working with problem horses. In 2006 she comepleted an AAS in Equine Science from Northwest College in Powell WY. It was there, through the Intercollegiate Judging Team that she was introduced to the sport of reining. Since then, she has worked hard to become immersed in what has become her favorite equine sport.
Kreistal loves to start horses, especially the young reiners. She loves to watching the dramatic transformation they make that two year old year. While working with them, she uses soft hands and consistancy to build their confidence which will only help them become a better performance horse.