About Greta Cummings
Greta Cummings has been an equine professional since 1995 and got her start when two neighborhood girls asked her to teach them to ride and a samll buisness out of the family barn grew. Greta got her first pony when she was 8 years old and the family’s horse herd grew from there. She received her love of horses from her grandfather who taught her how to drive a horse and cart before she really even knew how to ride. Her family owned and operated the Barn Resteraunt in Amana for many years. Part of the customer service was providing carriage rides through the village of Amana.
Greta participated in Iowa County 4-H for 9 years always showing horses at the county fair. This began her enjoyment of competing with horses. As well as showing 4-H, both at county and state level, Greta has shown Hunters and Jumpers in the Mississippi Valley region, Carriage Classics, Reining and Ranch Horse, and Western Pleasure in many different breed associaitions with success. Greta also spent 9 summers in Colorado riding the mountain terrains in the Pikes Peak area and working on the /LD Ranch in the San Luis Valley. Greta attended Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated with a Horse Science Technology degree in 2000. This is the foundation Greta Cummings got started with.
After marrying her husband, Aaron, in 2002 they moved to a small acerage outside of Mount Union which they call Cornerstone Farm. There they began their humble farm with raising horses. Again the little neighbor girl down the road started calling about riding lessons and began the cycle again of providing riding instruction for area youth.
Cornerstone Farm is now a full service equine farm providing valuable riding instruction and training for riders and their horses with Cornerstone Horsemanship, as well as learning about our Lord and Savior with Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry.
Greta loves and admires all discilines of riding. Her passion is learning the history of past horsemen and their affects on traditions today. She challenges the status quo of the trends seen today by simply asking – why do you do what you do? Her belief is everthing should be done to better the horse, be used as practical daily horsemanship and always be enjoyed by both the horse and the rider. The awards are just extras.