Meet the Team

 
GREGORY J. CROLICK

Greg is the owner, head trainer and professional rider for Greg Crolick Stables, located in Clarkston Michigan. The GPHC is fortunate to be his Eastside base and Greg trains our students and horses and advises the Equestrian Program. Greg showed as a junior rider before going on to compete on the IHSA team at Cazenovia College and graduating with degrees in Equine Management and  Business Adminstration. After college he worked for John Madden and Rob Bielfeld and in 1996 he moved his business, then named Top Call Farm, to the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club.

JESSICA CROLICK

Jessica Hogan Crolick was an owner, instructor and trainer for Top Call Farm. She has a degree in Psychology and has worked as a substitute teacher as well as in Human Resources at Ford Motor Company. Jessica specializes in giving young riders confidence as they acquire riding skills. She teaches beginning riders as well as children participating in top national shows. Jessica and Greg have been married since 2009 and have two children.


KAREN NEGENDANK

The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club welcomed Karen Negendank September 1, 2016. Karen joins Greg and Jessica Crolick at the Club and will be teaching lessons to students on their own horses as well as the Clubs school horses. Karen has done a great job of enhancing the school horse herd and all of our students will benefit from her work.

Karen grew up on the east coast learning to ride at a very early age as her mother rode almost daily. She began her formal riding instruction at Thorncroft Stables on the Philadelphia mainline. She rode and showed junior hunters and enjoyed discovering each horses special potential.

Karen’s instruction gives confidence to beginning and young riders. She particularly enjoys working with adult riders just returning to the sport or those who thought they wouldn’t be able to enjoy riding again. She has a special ability to intuit different techniques to help individual riders move forward in their riding aspirations.

Karen has been a professional for over 20 years. She has managed her own barn and business and brings great experience in teaching, horse care and barn management to the GPHC. She attends the B and C shows in Michigan with her students and works hard to make riding and showing accessible for all who might be interested. Karen has three children ages 6-13. When she isn’t riding, teaching or with her family, she can be found kayaking on the St Claire River and environs.

*Photo courtesy of Mollie Bailey / The Chronicle of The Horse

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HIGHLIGHTS OF GREG CROLICK’S RIDING CAREER

  • 2015 Multiple championships in the Pre-Green Incentive Program
  • 2015 Champion at HJAM National Derby
  • 2014 Ovation Leading Professional Hunter Rider at Horse Shows by the Bay
  • 2014 Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan Leading Professional Rider award
  • 2013 WCHR Developing Professional Rider Champion at Capital Challenge
  • 2013 Top 12 placing at USHJA International Hunter Finals
  • 2013 Multiple top 12 finishes in USHJA International Hunter Derbies at Country Heir and Horse Shows by the Bay
  • 2013 First and Second place in USHJA International Hunter Derby at HITS Ocala
  • 2005-2014 Over 25 year-end HJAM awards in professional divisions, plus multiple year-end USHJA National and USHJA Zone 5 awards

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Greg Crolick and his riders have competed successfully in every discipline – from equitation to hunter to jumper. They have competed at every top national show, from the Winter Series in Florida at Ocala and Wellington, as well as all the indoor shows, and Devon. His riders have qualified for equitation finals, pony finals and junior hunter finals. He has competed successfully in National and International Hunter Derbies and the Pre-Green incentive program. Greg has also competed with Landino, his Grand Prix horse, in Florida, Kentucky and Michigan. Most of Greg’s students have gone on to ride on the collegiate level, continuing their show success.