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About Christina


Christina Hyke & Karino's Fire

Karino's Fire, American Trakehner gelding, was named AERC Regional Top 5 Best Conditioned Horse in 2007 

Photo Proudly take by Harlyne J. Hyke

Chris' 11 year old son

Christina Hyke was named Wisconsin Horse Person of the Year 2021 by the Wisconsin State Horse Council.  Christina hosts the international award winning Endurance Horse Podcast featured on apps such as iTunes, Podbean,  Spreaker and iHeart Radio.   Christina is also host of The Warhorse Journal Podcast where she takes on a wider range of topics beyond endurance to explore as a podcast host interviewing authors, artists and authentic equestrians from across the USA and around the world.   She has also created a line of journals and notebooks. 


Chris is also a southern Wisconsin Equine & Pet photographer who donates her time to Veterans, shelters, rescues and to helping 4H members learn more about photography and distance riding.   

Christina created the Original WARHORSE Endurance Challenge Series that has uplifted many during the pandemic and keep them active, motivated and engaged with their horses.  Through the WARHORSE Endurance Challenges Christina's business was able to be charitable to several organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud Reservation in Mission, SD, the National Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, MO, the American Endurance Ride Conference, Operation Underground Railroad ​in Anaheim, CA and also the Last Chance Corral in Athens, Ohio.   In addition to the WARHORSE Endurance Challenges, Chris was ride manager for the in person event, WARHORSE Endurance Ride which raised funding for Distance Riding Association of Wisconsin, Horse Power Healing Center and Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation


Chris' love for all things horses started at a young age, and as she likes to say, she was riding even before she was born, as her mother always rode a big appaloosa gelding.  Chris was given her first pony by her Great Grandmother & purchased her second pony with her own money when she was still in the first grade.  Christina lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband Jim and their children.  Both Christina and Jim are veterans of the US Army Reserve. 

Chris is known for her patience & love for animals.  If you would like to be part of the Endurance Horse Podcast, email

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