Elmstead Farm is a premier hunter/jumper training facility located in Plano, TX within the DFW metroplex. Dedicated to developing horses and riders in a fun and professional atmosphere, Elmstead has been providing the highest level of horse care, riding instruction, and training since 1996.

Our beautiful and private farm, experienced trainers, equine management expertise, and tireless dedication to our horses and clients make Elmstead one of the most successful show barns in Texas. Please explore our website and contact us for a tour of our farm or to learn more about our program.


Britt McCormick

Britt McCormick has been successfully training horses and riders for over 25 years. Britt is a USEF and USHJA Licensed ‘R’ Judge, ‘R’ Course Designer, and Certified Trainer. He is the only hunter/jumper trainer in Texas with all three of these credentials. Born into a family of professional equestrians, Britt spent his early years riding and competing on the national show circuit, studying under top trainers in the industry before opening his own facility in 1989. Since then Britt has coached horses and riders to championships and national titles across the country. READ MORE about Britt’s official training statistics via USHJA.

Britt and his wife Rachel own and operate Elmstead Farm where they also raised their two children. Their son, a ninth grader, is a competitive rider with Elmstead and their daughter is a professional musician who attends The University of Texas at Austin.

Grace Falconer joined Elmstead Farm in 2013 as a full-time assistant trainer and rider. Grace is a seasoned equestrian with a decade of experience working as a rider, barn manager, and instructor. Grace earned her Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science and Management from Morrisville State College in New York. She has an impressive resume of  professional teaching experience including her work as an instructor at the best riding schools on Long Island, NY in addition to assisting top trainers in Virginia and Texas. We are thrilled to have such an experienced, talented, and dedicated young trainer here at Elmstead!

The training and equine management practices at Elmstead prioritize soundness and well-being with the goal that each animal will be healthy, happy, and successful for many years. We work with the owner, rider, vet and farrier to establish goals and create a plan built on a horse’s unique strengths and suitabilities. Challenges are gradually introduced and reinforced so that full potential can be reached with confidence. Each horse’s training and rest schedule varies weekly depending on that individual’s needs throughout the competition year. We closely monitor the mental and physical health of every horse, constantly tweaking our exercise routines to prevent boredom, fatigue or unsoundness. Furthermore, during training weeks at home our jump/gymnastics courses are re-designed daily (by Britt, our in-house licensed course designer) to promote novelty and challenge for both horse and rider, and to simulate competition level courses set to proper stride and height measurements.

Riding instruction at Elmstead is based on the equitation and horsemanship principles set forth by former successful riders and trainers such as Bill Steinkraus and George Morris. Here at Elmstead we emphasize correct equitation and a solid foundation of flatwork. The ultimate goal is for each student to become a confident, soft, and independent rider. Our program utilizes private and group lessons, ongoing professional training for the horse, individualized jumping instruction, advanced flatwork, and a thoughtfully planned show schedule. Elmstead trainers work with each student one-on-one to help them achieve their riding goals.



Our all-inclusive board price is $1650 per month and provides full-care board, full training for the horse, weekly riding lessons, daily horse care, turnout, and daily treadmill sessions for each horse. We maintain a limited number of clients and horses in our program so that each horse and rider receives personalized one-on-one attention.

Elmstead monthly services include:

  • Complete use of our PRIVATE facility with lighted indoor arena. Open Tues.-Sun. (all hours) to clients
  • Single or double box stalls with windows, mats, fans, fly spray system and low-dust bagged shavings
  • Customized training program for each horse and rider- All pro rides and lessons included
  • Two full-time trainers on staff to accommodate our clients’ busy schedules
  • 3x daily premium grain (Purina Ultium), hay, alfalfa and supplement feedings
  • Daily grooming and exercise for each horse
  • Daily turn-out in grass paddocks, weather permitting
  • Daily sessions on the Horse Gym equine treadmill
  • Handling and scheduling for veterinary and farrier services
  • Vet and farrier on-site at least 2x/week (all services billed directly from the provider)
  • Tack-up service on request: weekdays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Full laundry service (wash/dry/fold) for saddle pads, wraps, etc.

Our full-care horse show rate for our boarders is $600/show. This fee covers all daily care and training services for each show week: pro training rides, pro show rides, show schooling, lunging, daily exercise, stall cleaning, feeding/watering, bathing, tack-up/un-tack, grooming, wrapping, un-braiding, and show barn set-up. Staff travel and meal expenses will be split between clients. The horse show rate for non-boarders is $250/day (3 day minimum) for full-care in our show barn or $100/day for self-care and self-stabling.

$1.00 per loaded mile. $200 minimum for in-town service or local day-shows. Hauling services are available to our boarding clients only.

LESSONS (for non-boarders)
Elmstead offers a small and selective lesson program for riders who do not yet own or lease a horse. The Academy program has limited space and is designed for intermediate riders who are looking to advance their skill level. Academy students generally ride twice a week and have a future goal of competitive showing. The cost of the Academy program is $750 for a package of 10 lessons (pre-paid packages do not expire). Lessons are taught on Elmstead show horses or ponies. Prospective students must be evaluated and accepted into the program. This program is not for very young children, beginners, or first-time riders. Contact us for more information or to schedule an evaluation ride.

*We also offer haul-in lessons for riders who board elsewhere but would like to trailer their own horse to Elmstead for a lesson. $150 per single private lesson. Call Britt directly at 972-467-6008 in order to schedule a haul-in lesson.


Elmstead Farm boasts many amenities including a bright and spacious main barn, an attached indoor ring with new footing, a Horse Gym treadmill, large individual grass paddocks, an over-sized outdoor arena, three courses of professional show jumps, and a grass riding field. Elmstead also maintains a fully fenced perimeter with an automatic electric gate.

Our 28 stall main barn is extremely open and well-ventilated thanks to the extra high ceilings, ridge vents, large windows throughout, 20 foot aisle-ways, and our row of double (12′x 24′) stalls. The barn includes a large client tack room, permanent stall fans, automatic fly-spray system, indoor equine treadmill, heavy duty mats in stalls and aisle-ways, multiple grooming areas, and indoor (heated) and outdoor wash racks. The building’s roof has been specially treated with a commercial UV/SPF polymer coating to help lower and maintain the barn temperature during hot Texas summers and help keep it warm in winter. The inside of our main barn stays comfortable throughout the year.

Our barn is occupied entirely by our horses and our clients’ horses. It is managed and maintained for their comfort and well-being. There is no public boarding or public access to the farm.


2016 Show Calendar

  • July 7-10, 2016  GO Preview- Oklahoma City, OK
  • July 27-31, 2016  Kentucky Summer- Lexington
  • Aug. 1- 7, 2016  Kentucky Summer- Lexington
  • Aug. 8-14, 2016 USEF Pony Finals- Lexington
  • Sept. 21-25, 2016 S.W. Showdown- Katy, TX
  • Sept. 28- Oct. 2, 2016  GSWEC Fall- Katy, TX
  • Oct. 28-30, 2016 WIHS- Washington DC
  • Nov. 2-6, 2016  Dallas Harvest- Katy, TX
  • Nov. 9-13, 2016  Autumn Classic- Katy, TX
  • Nov. 16-20, 2016  Zone Finals- Katy, TX

2017 Show Calendar

  • Jan. 18-22, 2017  Blue Ribbon-  Waco, TX
  • Feb. 1-5, 2017 TX Winter Series I- Katy, TX
  • Feb. 8-12, 2017  TX Winter Series II- Katy, TX
  • Feb. 15-19, 2017  TX Winter Series III- Katy, TX
  • Feb. 22-26, 2017  TX Winter Series IV- Katy, TX
  • March 21-26, 2017  Pin Oak I- Katy, TX
  • March 28-April,2 2017  Pin Oak I- Katy, TX
  • April 4-9, 2017  Spring Gathering- Katy, TX
  • April 18-23, 2017  Queenie Prod.- Tulsa, OK (Britt)
  • June 1-4, 2017  Brownland Farm- Franklin, TN (Britt)
  • June 6- 11, 2017  Country Heir I- Lexington, KY (Britt)
  • June 13-18, 2017  Country Heir II- Lexington, KY (Britt)
  • June 21-25, 2017  Blue Ribbon Summer- Waco, TX (Grace)
  • July 5-July 9, 2017 Brownland Summer- Franklin, TX (Britt)
  • July 18- 23, 2017  HITS on the Hudson- Saugerties, NY (Britt)
  • July 25- 30, 2017  HITS on the Hudson- Saugerties, NY (Britt)
  • July 12-16, 2017 GO Show- Oklahoma City, OK (Grace)
  • Aug. 1- 6, 2017  HITS on the Hudson- Saugerties, NY (Britt)
  • Aug. 14-20, 2017  Bluegrass Festival- Lexington, KY (Britt)


Britt McCormick | 972-467-6008

3965 McCreary Rd | Parker, TX 75002

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