Lots of young girls play with toy ponies; Clarissa Czuprynski got to interact with the real thing. The Prestige Equine head trainer began showing and training horses when she was 12 years old. Since then, she has developed a specialty in working with young horses, especially ones young enough to believe they can be one of Santa's reindeer.
With Prestige Equine, she’s teamed up with barn staffers Shelby North and Samantha Draper to offer training and showing services for all horse breeds. The trio regularly competes in Western and English events, such as AQHA and APHA breed shows, a practice that keeps them sharp for the group and private horse-riding lessons they lead. These lessons take place on experienced lesson horses at a facility that features sand and dirt arenas, a round pen, a track, an onsite veterinarian's office, and 60 box stalls for boarding.