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 2017 and USDF Silver Medal in 2019. Meghan's 2020 aspirations are to finish her USDF Gold Medal by achieving her last three scores.

Meredith Kenyon

Assistant Trainer / Organizational Specialist
(402) 525-9036

Bio Coming Soon!

Amelia Foster

Farm Manager / Scheduling Coordinator
(607) 342-0070

Bio Coming Soon!

April McClain

Operations Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

Samantha Fogg

Working Student / Personal Assistant

Samantha is a third-generation equestrian who quickly fell in love with horses at her mom and grandma’s farm, Withering Heights Horse Park. Her first pony, Midnight, was extremely naughty. She (age 5) joined Fox Hollow Pony Club in Florida and participated in schooling events and pony club rallies. Samantha (10) relocated to Kansas City, joined Mission Valley Pony Club, and is a current member (C-2 traditional).

 

At the age of 11, Samantha obtained her first horse, a thoroughbred, who took her up through novice level eventing. After his retirement, Samantha  began working with a 3-year-old off the track thoroughbred named Mindanao. They competed in the 2015 Retired Racehorse Project where they placed 13th in dressage. She continued to work with young OTTBs and participated in the 2018 RRP eventing discupline.

 

In 2017, Samantha became a working student in Ocala for Dorothy Crowell. At that time, Samantha met her current horse, Nacona, an OTTB that had competed with Dorothy up through training level eventing. Samantha continued to work for Dorothy until the fall of 2018. Through the winter and spring of 2019, Samantha joined Leslie and Lesley Grant-Law’s program as a working student.

Nacona and Samantha became solid preliminary level eventers. Samantha and Nacona qualified to compete in the American Eventing Championships at the training and preliminary levels in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also selected to compete on the Area VIII Young Riders preliminary team at the Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge in 2018.

  

Samantha is a 2018 and 2019 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassador and is currently a working student at Miramonte Equine with her horse, Nacona, and 2019 RRP horse, Makeamericagreat. She is excited to start working towards her USDF Bronze Medal in 2020.
 
 

Additional Team Members

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

Rachael Stevens

Working Student
2019

Bio coming soon

Samantha Baker

Working Student
2019

Bio coming soon

Remy Nash

Working Student
2019

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Wendy Ke

Working Student
2019

Bio coming soon
 

Previous Working Students and Employees

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Jessica Turner

Assistant Trainer and Marketing Coordinator
2016 - 2019
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Evelyn Lancione

Working Student
2018 - 2019
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Cailey Burns

Working Student
2018
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Previous Working Students

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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