Green Wood Stables

Norwalk Iowa

RWC Kalu's cant stop the magic

The Magic Commander x Kischa Kalu

ch hero's jumpin jack flash

Haven's Hero x Kalarama's Holly Folly

ch inphallible

Phi Slama Jama x Kischa Kalu

Stefanie started riding as a young child at the famed Cheveland Park Stables with legendary trainer Carol Greenwell. 

Stefanie went on to work for Timbermist Farm, Reedannland Farm, and Heartland Stables before officially starting Green Wood Stables.

Stefanie has been giving lessons for almost two decades and has experience with riders who are just beginning their riding careers all the way to the advanced rider. She prides herself on being patient and has the knack for being able to teach each rider as an individual.  She offers both private lessons and also group lessons as the riders advance. There are also a wide variety of lesson horses for beginner riders all the way up to the advanced rider.



At Green Wood Stables, we understand the importance of hard work, dedication, and honesty. We believe it's the foundation of long-term relationship.


Rob kritzler

Stefanie Kritzler

who we are

March winds wf

Sultan's Starmaker x Southern Royalty

Rob has over 20 years of experience training American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies and Morgans.  His mother had a "hobby farm" growing up and according to Rob he was bitten by the horse bug growing up during the Sky Watch and Imperator era.

He started off working for hall of fame trainer Don Harris.  After a couple of years working for Don he went to work for Debbie Foley and Peter Palmer at Silver Brook Stables.  Later in his career Rob was offered the opportunity to work for Carter Cox.  After spending time working for Carter Cox he then moved to Iowa where he worked for Dr. Alan Raun of  Reedannland Farm before he and his wife Stefanie opened their own training and lesson program at their Green Wood Stables.

Rob has a good eye for horses and is a very patient trainer. Over the years Rob has started and shown many World Champion and Reserve World Champions.  

Some of them include:

  • ​WGC CH Breaking News
  • WC CH A Sweet Treat
  • RWC Jama Rose
  • ​WC A Daydream Believer
  • WC What a Phine Ruby
  • WC CH Hero's Jumpin Jack Flash
  • RWC CH Reedann's Phinery
  • Blacklisted
  • Callaways Head Over Heels
  • Reedann's Phancy Phootwork
  • Kalu's Can't Stop the Magic
  • Mr. Brown
  • ​Reedann's Phlambeau
  • Que Pasa
  • Whitney Houston
  • Reedann's Straight Shooter
  • Abelarm Elegant Lady
  • ​CH New York Trend