Emily Brollier Curtis
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.