In 1979 Kathy bought the first 16 acres of what is now Crystal Springs Ranch & Saddlery, on Missouri Heights. Kathy acquired 15 separate parcels- all contiguous, and changed the zoning from residential back to Agricultural, to make what is now Crystal Springs Ranch & Saddlery. The Ranch is a complete Equestrian Facility on hundreds and hundreds of acres with lush grass pastures complete w/ an Indoor and 2 outdoor Riding arenas, 2 round pens, 3 horse Barns, an Equiciser, an English Riding Saddle Shop- Yes “Crystal Springs Saddlery”-, employee housing, miles of trails bordering BLM and a Rustic Cabin built by Kathy to honor her memories of Rimrock Ranch. The Cabin has no running water or electricity on purpose. The only way to get there is by foot, horseback, or 4 wheel. Whenever Kathy takes guests to the Cabin, she is hoping to share with her friends what she loves about the free, wide open spaces. The quiet, the peace, the harmony.

Kathy still loves the horses, but the cold winters- not so much. In 2006, she bought some raw land outside of Palm Springs, yet close to the Thermal Horseshow Grounds, and developed Crystal Springs West. Kathy completed this Equestrian Center with 2- 12 stall barns, 10 wash stalls, grass pastures with sun shelters, 1 extra-large riding arena, and a bridle path encircling the Farm. Kathy now spends the winters riding and competing her show horses in the beautiful Coachella Valley. Guests and Boarders at Crystal Springs West remark on what a “magical place” it is because it is so quiet, peaceful, and serene. The horses get to be outside on grass in a natural environment.