Miramonte Equine

Quality dressage horses, lessons and training in the central Kentucky area

 

Meet Our Team

 

Emily Brollier Curtis

Owner/Head Trainer
(316) 680-9758

Born in Steamboat Springs, CO and raised in Wichita, KS, Emily started her riding career before she could walk, accompanying her parents on pack trips in the Rocky Mountains. Emily began showing at age 7 in the Hunter/Jumper ring, but soon felt drawn to the thrill of eventing. Through eventing, she developed a passion for dressage. In 2001, Emily began training with USA Dressage Idol winner, Philesha Chandler. 


In 2004, at the age of 14, Emily purchased 3 year old Miramonte, an unbroken warmblood mare, whom she started under saddle. Since then they have worked in tandem to realize many accomplishments including the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. They are currently campaigning at FEI Grand Prix and have claimed titles such as KDA Grand Prix Champion and AWS/USDF Reserve National Champion at Grand Prix. 


In addition to Miramonte, Emily has carefully developed several horses through the ranks, including the up and coming Dancer, a beautiful 18hh chestnut KWPN gelding and future Grand Prix mount. Emily is known for her ability to work with both young and difficult horses and especially has a talent for restarting Thoroughbreds off track and placing them into new careers. Emily participated in the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover Competition two years in a row for the dressage discipline and has found much success. In 2015, she claimed a 6th place finish on 3 year old OTTB, Market Light, owned by Christine Siegel. In the 2016 RRP, Emily earned an impressive 3rd place finish on Wendy Wooley's 4 year old OTTB gelding, Dancing Commander. She plans to compete again in the 2017 Makeover Challenge with two entries in the dressage. Emily is also a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS in Equine Management and Science and a minor in Agricultural Economics. Emily plans to continuously study and pursue the art of dressage and will do so out of her home base of Miramonte Equine located in the heart of the Bluegrass.

Jessica Turner

Assistant Trainer/Communication Administrator
(440) 487-2721

Bio coming soon 
 
 

Additional Team Members

Teamwork makes the dream work! Get to know some of our most vital contributors!

Meghan Riviello

Working Student

Meghan grew up just outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was introduced to horses through her grandmother, who used to buy off the track thoroughbreds and retrain them into dressage horses. Starting to ride at the age of seven, she quickly fell in love with the sport.

At the age of ten, Meghan received her first horse and got a taste of training horses from the ground up. Her little western paint mare was retrained as an English riding horse and competed through beginner novice starter trials. With help from trainers, she continued to train multiple horses throughout high school, starting them off at the lowest levels of eventing up to novice level.


Meghan decided to come to Lexington to study at the University of Kentucky. She is starting off her senior year majoring in Equine Management and minoring in Agricultural Management. The highlight of her education has been attending Charles Sturt University in Australia for a semester where she studied equine exercise physiology. She looks forward to graduating in May 2018.


While she has spent her whole life eventing, she is excited to embark on this new chapter as a dressage rider. With her first level scores already acquired, she is working towards her goal of becoming a bronze medal rider.

Kelsey Lee

Working Student
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kelsey grew up like every other girl in the state enamored with horses. She started riding early on, making her debut in the Hunter ring. Once in high school, Kelsey switched gears and started riding Jumpers. During this time, she also would buy, retrain and sell Off Track Thoroughbreds. The heart and bravery of the Thoroughbred horses caused her to dabble in Eventing as well.

During the summer of 2016, Kelsey served as a working student for Grand Prix Show Jumper Jorge Verswyvel. After getting a taste of an international competition barn, Kelsey was driven to push through school, graduating a semester early from high school so she could actively pursue her riding career.

Kelsey was selected as a working student for Miramonte Equine in January of 2017. She is excited to further her riding knowledge and gain some experience in the sand box!

Kelsey's willingness to ride anything she is faced with and relentless dedication to our program is greatly appreciated!
 

Previous Working Students

Miramonte Equine is proud to continue to support and encourage our graduates!

Sarah Sivinski

Working Student
2013-2016

Rachel Causey

Working Student
2015-2016

Kellie Driscoll

Working Student
2014-2017


Miri Schwarzmaier

Working Student
Summer 2016

Bridgid Browne

Working Student
2015 - 2017