David and Cortland spent the last two decades looking for opportunities to serve something greater than themselves. That calling actually brought them together in Eastern Siberia, Russia in the early 90’s when Russia’s collapse created opportunities to serve students. After some in between time (with David in grad school and Cortland in corporate America) that same calling carried them back overseas in 1999 to serve refugees in war-torn areas of the Middle East.
Then in 2005 that calling to make a tangible impact for good moved them to launch Cornerstone Farms. They saw something here they have a habit of looking for; the chance to touch and change lives while meeting real needs in their community.
Since its inception, Cornerstone’s been home to a successful riding academy, as well as a 501(c)(3) non-profit recreational riding program called Bridge the Divide and a Sunday gathering for people wanting to know more about Jesus who might not feel comfortable exploring their spirituality in a more traditional setting – The Crossing at Cornerstone
The riding academy students won more than 100 USHJA Affiliate Year-End Championships, including the Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization and Missouri Horse Shows Association High Point Equitation Rider of 2011 & 2012, High Point Hunter Horse of 2012, High Point Jumper of 2014, and the MHSA Hunter Derby Championship in 2012 & 2013. Cornerstone students won the coveted MHSA Junior Equitation Medallion Scholarship three times since 2011, and in 2012 Moriah Hendrick was named as the USHJA Junior Sportsman of the Year for our Region.
Cornerstone is a one-of-a-kind place. We hope you’ll take time to come visit us!