Craig, born in West Yorkshire, England, rode as a child, but didn’t compete. At age sixteen, he joined the British Army, and served in HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Household Cavalry for nine years, becoming the youngest person ever to be promoted to Lance Corporal of the Horse. As the riding instructor of the regiment, he was responsible for breaking and training all the horses, and teaching the new recruits how to ride -– to prepare them for their ceremonial duties.
After leaving the Army in 1997, he went to work for several high-profile show jumpers in Europe, to gain experience in the business.
He was recruited in 2000 by Swedish Equestrian Team rider Malin Bayard, to manage her farm, and during those years, was able to spend a lot of time with the famous Swedish Team Coach, Henk Nooren.
Having moved to the U.S. in 2004, he ended up going to work for Hyperion Stud, a breeding and sales operation dedicated to providing the American show jumping market with Europe’s best bloodlines. He took over finding, importing, and developing the stallions to the Grand Prix level. It was in this capacity that he met Tina in 2012, as she was interested in breeding her show jumper to one of the Hyperion stallions.