Meet Our Staff

The Best Educators

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Smiling Man with Glasses
Smiling Young Woman

Danielle Church

Equestrian Center Director

Coby Hildebrant

Equestrian Center Manager/Instructor

Kayla Martin

Barn Care Leader

 

Meet Our Horses

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La Cazadora

"Coyote"

Coyote is a bay OTTB who began a career after the track as an eventer. She has now settled into farm life nicely, has a kind disposition, excellent ground manners, and is learning to appreciate crossrails and a slow speed. Her hobbies include chasing geldings away from her herd and easy, breezy trail rides in a western saddle.

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Hurcules

"Hurc"

Hurc is a black 2018 Friesian Percheron cross. He is a connoisseur of horse treats and he is truly the gentlest giant. His hobbies include being "Barn Favorite" and letting the wind blow through his luxurious mane.

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Bradshaw's Hanky Panky

"Hank"

Hank is a chestnut paint who, after a few years off, has re-entered the work team as a solid trail rider. Hank loves to look after the yearlings and prefers a western pleasure speed. Take a handful of sweet feed when you go out to catch him, and once you do, he is sweet and gentle and very easy to handle. Hank is very reasonably priced as a family friendly trail horse available for purchase.

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SCQH Hansel

"Twister"

Twister is a sorrel yearling colt with cows in his blood. Twister tolerates our attention but he prefers to run the fields with his adopted brothers, Hank and Ranger. We look forward to watching this spirited little guy take over VRH when he's ready!  Twister is available for purchase.

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Snazzy

"Snazzy"

Snazzy

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Bradshaw's Kodachrome

"Koda"

Koda is 23 years young and he has been a premier lesson pony for almost a decade! While you might find him dressed in coat made of Carolina clay, he also loves to spend time removing each strand of hay from his hay net, one by one, and dancing the jig at dinner time. Koda is available for on-site lease or purchase.

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Labyrinth EMP

"Mazey"

Mazey is a black 2014 Dutch Warmblood. She is currently schooling as an equitation/dressage prospect but she has dreams of world domination in eventing. She is sweet and kind and her hobbies include gazing across the fields and whinnying for her girlfriends. Mazey will be available for on-site lease or purchase in the spring of 2023.

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Bradshaw's Hot Tamale

"Alejandro"

Al is a Friesian Andalusian cross. He is the perfect sturdy little introduction to jumping. And he's very handsome, too! Al consistently wins champion ribbons and is looking forward to continuing to help his riders over the fences with a sporty gate and an airy disposition. Alejandro is available for on-site lease.

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Mariposa

Mariposa

Mariposa is a 19 year old Selle Francais. She spent her early life in the ring and earned quite a record as a big jumper.  Now that she has settled down, she prefers an afternoon of crossrails and trail rides. Mariposa is truly our favorite butterfly and she is the sweetest mare you will ever have the chance to groom!

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Bradshaw's Golden Hour

"Cowboy"

Cowboy is as sweet as he is stunning. His matching eyes and coat catch everyone by surprise... including his most adoring fan, Ruby... Cowboy is a 2016 Quarter horse gelding... and we think he's so handsome that he could've been a Hemsworth! Cowboy is available for on-site lease or purchase.

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Bradshaw's Hidden Gem

"Ruby"

Ruby is a 5 year old welsh pony... and the cutest little red roany pony in the world. She is the founding member of the Cowboy Fan Club.  Ruby is very social and is green gate ready with a confident rider. Not only can she take a joke, but she can tell them!  Ruby prefers a buddy on the trails but she is smart and always willing to learn new tricks to keep her riders smiling! Ruby is available for on-site lease.

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Bradshaw's Vertical Voyager

"Ranger"

Ranger

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Bradshaw's Unconditional Love

"Shakira"

Shakira started her career on the track as a first place winner.  Since retirement, she has taken first place in our hearts and is voted "Most Likely to Save Her Rider From a Burning Building." She is the perfect combination of bravery, beauty, and kindness. These days her hobbies include collecting Champion ribbons and snuggling inside when it rains.  Shakira is availbale for on-site lease.

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Bradshaw's Lucky Charm

"Lucky"

Lucky

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Sunkissed N Freckled

"GQ"

GQ is currently touring with the Appalachian State University Equestrian Team. He will return to the BEC in the Spring of 2023.

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Frenchman's Holy Win

"Stetson"

Stetson is a 7 year old quarter horse with a disdain for alley ways... but he makes up for it with his willingness to jump any flower box you put in his path! We are certainly also looking forward to ranch versatility with Stetson! He is a very easy going guy and gets along with everyone at the water trough. Stetson is available for on-site lease or purchase.

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PYC Lotta Llego

"Leggo"

Leggo is a 2 year old futurity barrel prospect with bright lights and buckles in his future! As sweet and gentle as a two year boy old can be... and handsome, handsome, handsome! Hopefully Leggo will lead our team to Las Vegas in 2023!

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Bradshaw's Triple Bar Trip

"Brad"

Brad

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Killn the Lights

"Felon"

Felon

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Ben's Two Eyed Chatta

"Ci Ci"

Ci Ci joined our team this year and has turned out to be one of the sweetest babies on the farm! She is eager to greet her guests at the gate and she is so polite and easy to handle, you may think you are dreaming!  While on rest for a suspensory injury sustained before she joined us, she is available for breeding lease. Her sweet temperament and willingness to make her people happy make her an excellent dam prospect for any ranch breeding program.