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 have actively campaigned 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 over 10 horses to the FEI levels, including the up and coming Dancer, a beautiful 18hh chestnut KWPN gelding and Emily's current 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 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.

Meghan Riviello

Assistant Trainer / Sales & Marketing Manager / Internship Coordinator
(610) 357-6202

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 spent her four years working at various barns throughout the Lexington area. Every spring semester she was a teaching assistant for Dr. Rossano at the horse handling and behavior lab. That is a class where students get hands on experience sales prepping the university's horses. Both horse and student are taught how to properly lunge and start ground training. The highlight of her education has been attending Charles Sturt University in Australia for a semester where she studied equine exercise physiology. Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and Management and a minor is Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky in May of 2018.


While she has spent her whole life eventing, she is excited to embark on this new chapter as a dressage rider. She earned her USDF Bronze Medal in November of 2017. In 2018 she achieved three out of four scores towards her USDF Silver Medal. Meghan's 2019 aspirations are to finish her silver medal and work towards earning her USDF Gold Medal.

Meredith Kenyon

Assistant Trainer / Scheduling Coordinator & Organizational Specialist
(402) 525-9036

BIO COMING SOON!
 
 

Additional Team Members

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

Samantha Fogg

Working Student
2019

Bio coming soon

April McClain

Operations Manager
2019

Bio coming soon

Evelyn Lancione

Working Student
2018-2019

Evelyn is a Cleveland, Ohio native with an exclusively dressage-based background. She got her love of horses from watching her older sister ride. AT the age of six she started riding at the local stable, taking on difficult project horses and making them more rideable. Her dedication to riding brought on her love for dressage. The opportunities that arose for her lead her to actively school and show at first level.


It became apparent that Evelyn was ready to take on her own horse so that she could further progress up the levels. In 2012 she became the owner of a Hanoverian gelding named Gardist.

Her experience as an assistant stable manager at her hometown barn made her discover her love for hands-on work with horses and her passion to ensure their health and happiness. 


Evelyn currently attends the University of Kentucky where she studies Equine Science and Management and Agricultural Economics. She plans the graduate in 2020. After graduation she hopes to manage a training facilities and continue to train dressage horses.

 In 2018 she completed 2/3 of her Bronze Medal. Evelyn and Gardist are currently schooling third level with the hopes of finishing her Bronze Medal in 2019. 


Cailey Burns

Barn Manager
2018 - 2019

Bio coming soon
 

Previous Working Students

Team work makes the dream work!

Danielle Dixon

Working student
2018

Ireland Derby

Working Student
2018

Mary Leveridge

Working Student
2018

Emily Mercier

Working Student
Fall 2017

Anne Buchanan

Horse Specialist
2017 - 2019

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Sarah Sivinski

Working Student
2013-2016

Rachel Causey

Working Student
2015-2016

Kellie Driscoll

Working Student
2014-2017


Miri Schwarzmaier

Working Student
Summer 2016

Kelsey Lee

Working Student
2017