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Kelli Cruciotti

Event in which you compete: Show jumping: Grand Prix

Hometown: Elizabeth, Colorado

When did you start riding? I started riding when I was 5 years old.

Career accomplishments to date: 

  • • 2013: Reserve Champion ASPCA Maclay Finals
  • • 2015:
    • • Wellington Florida: Winner: Under 25 Grand Prix, Week 2: “Chamonix H”
    • • Team Gold Medalist Junior nations cup: Wellington Florida Week 8 “Chamonix H”
    • • Winner: SJHOF Junior jumper classic, Wellington, Florida Week 8: “Wallenberg.”
    • • Winner: Saphire Grand Prix of Devon: (May) Chamonix H
    • • Winner: $50,000.00 Grand Prix, Colorado Summer in the Rockies (June) “Zidante.”
    • • Team bronze medalist North American Young Rider Championships: (July) “Wallenberg”
    • • Winner ASPCA Maclay Regionals, region 4 Lexington KY: “Monterrey”
    • • 2nd Under 25 Central Park horse show: “Chamonix H”
    • • Winner North American equitation championships, Capital Challenge horse show: “Darius”
    • • Winner USEF Pessoa equitation finals, Harrisburgh Pennsylvania. “Monterrey”
    • • 7th Place finish ASPCA Maclay finals. Lexington KY. “Monterrey
    • • Winner USEF Pessoa equitation finals, Harrisburgh Pennsylvania. “Monterrey”


How did you get started in your event? Our family owns and operates a training facility in Elizabeth, Colorado and I wanted to ride and be with the horses from as long as I can remember.

Favorite Ariat product: Monaco stretch boots

Proudest career moment: Winning the USEF Pessoa medal finals

Tell us about your first horse? My first pony was a wonderful paint by the name of Oreo. He was so sweet and took very good care of me. Never going too fast and always keeping me safe.

You ride because? I ride because I absolutely love horses and I love to compete. So it’s a fun combination.

If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: I don’t know exactly but I would do anything that I could to be with the horses.

Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My Mom

Favorite place to travel: Anywhere there is a nice horse show

Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you:Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you? I wear two left gloves when I show.

Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: I love to go out and eat with my family and friends.

Good luck charm: My two left gloves