Crystal was born and raised in Conroe, Texas. Her parents purchased her a pony when she was three years old, and she immediately began to demonstrate the innate horsemanship that would take her to the top.
She began training with Laurie Long, who helped her win her first stock seat medal at five years old. She earned a mention in Sports Illustrated in 1986, because at nine years old, she was the youngest person to win a U.S. Nationals Top 10. Crystal’s success continued throughout her youth career and at the age of seventeen she began training full-time.
Crystal has been married to Mike Brock since 2002. Mike is an accomplished roper and runs a successful trucking business. In his free time, he helps Crystal around the ranch. When Crystal and Mike are not working, they enjoy the outdoors, playing/chasing/finding their five Basset Hounds (Bonnie, Clyde, Dinero, Remington, and Shaq), as well as spending time with family and friends.