Kristin is a lifelong and accomplished equestrian. A native of Maryland, she grew up competing Hunter/Jumpers in Harford and Baltimore County. Upon graduating from Kennard Dale High School she embarked on a career in Thoroughbred racing, working at Bonita Farm in 2004, where she was mentored by classic winning trainer William Boniface. In 2009 she was employed by the late Tom Voss, as an exercise rider and timber jockey. Kristin earned the opportunity to ride in timber races for established trainers and owners including the prestigious Maryland Hunt Cup. Upon moving to Kentucky in 2012 Kristin began working with her husband, William VanMeter as a galloping assistant. With Kristin’s leadership, she and Will developed a professional stable competing in the Mid-West racing circuit, working for renowned owners John Ed Anthony, Arthur B Hancock, and Frank Fletcher. Kristin’s hobby away from the racetrack is fox hunting with the Iroquios Hunt Club and Long Run Woodford Hounds in Kentucky. She has developed and retrained off track Thoroughbreds including stakes winners Rahystrada, Tower of Texas, Ole Faunty, and Sticksstatelydude (Sticks). Kristin will be competing “Sticks” in the Real Rider Cup. Sticksstatelydude is a GIII winner and earned over $400k. Last Fall was his first season fox hunting and Kristin is looking forward to furthering his retraining through the Real Rider Cup.

Current Job: Exercise rider

Horse Lifetime PPs

VanMeter Racing Silks

RRC Lexington Event:

Team Name: Team Racing Stables

Horse: Sticksstatelydude

Sex: gelding

color: Bay

Age: 9

Horse Barn: Sticks

Racing Stable: VanMeter Racing

Total Donations$3975
Britt Graham$25.00
Lydia Rose$75.00
Jack Fisher$300
Ellen Davis$100.00
Casey Bradley$50
William VanMeter$1000
brad Ward$250.00
Scottie Haynes$50.00
Headley VanMeter$100.00
Elizabeth Burchell$100
cecilia bowers$40
julie ward$50.
Matt Simpson$100
john scott durbin$100
Leigh DeLair$100
Nancy Cox$100
Ben Berger$100
Amanda Olds$50.00
Davant Latham$50
Kathleen Phipps$50
C James Bredin$50
Declan Cannon$100
Katie Hurt$100.00
Martha Haynes$100
William Byrne$100.00
Kelly Wheeler$20
Caitlin Courtney$100.00
elizabeth loh$40
Valerie Schirmer$100.00
John Ortiz$200
Mary catherine Sweezey$100.00
Mollie Jameson$100.00
Joanne Knight$25.00
Karen Arnold$50