About us

Wendy Brownlee-Trainer

Wendy has trained numerous “A” level champion riders and horses. Wendy grew up showing on the east coast, and has twenty years of experience showing and training in Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation.  She competed three consecutive years at the east coast indoor finals, placing in the top 20 in the ASPCA Maclay finals at Madison Square Garden in 1987.  As a junior rider Wendy won countless equitation championships as well as catch riding any horse she could. After her accomplishments as a junior rider, Wendy

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took a period of time from riding to explore a career as a professional snowboarder.  Under her maiden name, Powell, she was a huge success as one of the first professional woman snowboarders, traveling the world for magazine stories.  Wendy eventually came back to her horse roots and started Brownlee Equestrian.  As Wendy has stated, that transition gave her a new perspective:  “Since my snowboarding career, being back in the horse industry I have developed a new found love for teaching riders and developing quality schooled horses. I feel more well rounded and open minded as a person.”  Since founding Brownlee Equestrian, Wendy has not only coached many riders to championships in their show divisions, but she has also helped many riders achieve their personal riding goals at home.  Wendy has worked directly with many renowned trainers such as Gabor Francia-Kiss, Andre Dignelli, Judy Richter, Julie Winkel and Doug and Julie White.  Wendy is known for her friendly personality, positive teaching techniques, and beautiful well rounded riders.

Read more about Wendy in the June 2012 article in the SNHSA news letter

See below for a video of Wendy Brownlee showing Sir Kannan in the Summer Classic GP

Emma Clark- Assistant Trainer

Emma Clark started her riding experience at age 11.  Knowing that the family finances could not bring her into the world of the horse industry, Emma pursued the opportunity to be a working student to follow her passion.  Emma  has rapidly worked her way up the ladder.  In 2008 Emma teamed up with Wendy to finish her equitation mount, Georgio.  “Emma has been with Brownlee Equestrian since day one and is the hardest working girl I know” says trainer Wendy Brownlee.  Emma was a working student five days a week for five years while finishing a degree in Animal Science at the University of Nevada.  Emma’s choice to work with Brownlee Equestrian enabled her to develop her gift for teaching lessons and finishing horses.

See below for a video of Emma and Georgio finishing 5th in the Norcal 3’6″ Sr Medal finals 2011.