Allison Brock - Olympic Dressage Rider
Allison Brock is a top International U.S. Dressage rider based in Wellington, FL and Keswick, VA. Allison is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist and has been the head trainer for Fritz and Claudine Kundrun's Deer Meadow Farms since 2005. She and the Kundrun's stallion "Rosevelt" have successfully competed at the FEI International Grand Prix level for the past several years, winning the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at Dressage at Devon in 2014 followed by two Grand Prix victories at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in 2015 where they were also part of the Gold winning U.S. Nations Cup Team before traveling to Europe with the Pan American Team Selection Squad. After their success overseas, the pair were named the Traveling Reserve combination for the 2015 Pan American U.S. Dressage Team. The due were consistently in the ribbons at the 2016 AGDF, winning the FEI Grand Prix Special with the top score of 74.225% and earning scores as high as 73.90% in the Grand Prix Freestyle and 72.22% in the Grand Prix. Allison and "Rosevelt" competed on the U.S. Dressage Team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Derek Braun - Professional Jumper
Derek was in the tack by seven years old and in less than a decade had become one of the most premier junior riders in America after gold medal finishes at several prestigious junior national championships - the BET/USET Talent Search Equitation Finals, the National Junior Jumper Championships, and the Prix De States at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. In 2003, Derek traveled to Holland where he came home victorious in the Amateur Grand Prix of Valkenswaard. In 2007, immediately after graduating from college, Derek turned professional and founded Split Rock Farm. As a professional rider, he has earned numerous grand prix victories and placings.
His global experience as an international rider combined with experience as a horse show producer has given him a unique insight to transform the American Show Jumping experience. As such, in 2015, Derek bough to life the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, KY where he hosted two international competitions: the Lexington International and the Bourbon International to great success and raised the bar for competitive show jumping in the U.S.
Will Coleman - Olympic Three-Day Event Rider
Reguarded as one of the top event riders in America, Will has carefully produced and competed more than a dozen horses at the highest levels of Three-Day Eventing. He has been named annually to the United States Equestrian Federation's (USEF) High Performance Training List for ten years and represented his country at the 2012 London Olympic Games aboard "Twizzel." With two top-five finishes at International Equestrian Federation (FEI) four-star level competitions and multiple three-star wins on a variety of horses, Will has been successfully competing at the highest levels of eventing since he was 19-years-old. A former Champion at the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), Will is also the only American to have ever won the Bramham European Under-25 CCI3* Championships in England, a feat which he accomplished at 20 years of age.
Meagan Nusz - International Show Jumper
Meagan Nusz sometimes turns heads when she rides out of her show jumping barn in a western saddle, aboard a Quarter Horse. While she keeps a few western-trained horses in her stables for leisure, her focus is, and has always been, trained on her passion for show jumping. Meagan spends her time traveling across the U.S. and to competitions in Europe and she has steadily moved up into the FEI-level international rankings during the past few years. Meagan has competed her string of horses to top victories, picking up no less than six 3rd place finishes at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL in various FEI level international grand prix classes, followed by her victory at the Los Angeles CSI2* aboard "Vesuvius" in California. Her biggest career win to date was clinching the $127,000 Grand Prix CSI3* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in the summer of 2015 with "Alladin." In 2013 Meagan won the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic. She was also part of the gold medal winning team at the 2008 NAJYRC aboard "Pikeur's Xtatic."
Lanie Wimberly - Show Jumper
Lainie was the youngest child to compete at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden. At age 11, she competed at the Garden in the ASPCA Maclay Finals and went on to qualify for that distinguished event for next consecutive eight years. Lainie’s transition from Junior Rider to Professional was enhanced as assistant rider to 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Melanie Smith, for whom she rode many young jumpers who went on to fame in the Grand Prix Ring. Lainie won the WCHR Pro Finals on Nobleman, a horse she imported as a 3 year old and trained to fame. Additionally, they were Champion in the Legacy Cup and were awarded Top Trainer, Top Rider, Most Money Won Overall and Nobleman took home Best of Breed in the “Challenge of All Breeds”. With those win’s Lainie won over $100,000 that year in prize money against many top professional riders.
She has captured the Championship Ribbon in many prominent horse show series; Palm Beach/Wellington, Devon, Saratoga, Lake Placid, Vermont, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, the National Horse Show and the Capitol Challenge.
In 1986, Lainie formed Brigadoon Show Stables, operating in Ridgefield, Connecticut, eventually relocating to North Salem, New York and Wellington, Florida. She continues to operate Brigadoon Show Stables, showing, training and teaching all level of riders, from the Pony Ring to the Grand Prix Ring.
David Hanson - Professional Reiner
Originally from the high desert of Central Oregon, David Hanson was practically born a horse trainer. Growing up, David showed both cutters and cow horses and even spent his high school and college years roping. David and his wife Becky spent five years training reining horses in Italy for Arcese Quarter Horses and showing throughout Europe, garnering a number of highly sought after tiles including Italian Futurity, Derby and Maturity Champion. Back in the United States since 2000, David and Becky have started their own business in Central California where they have built a program based on reining and working cow horses. An NRHA Futurity and Derby Open qualifier, David is now proving himself to be a viable competitor in the world of professional reining.
Phil Hanson - Professional Cutter
Phil Hanson is a second-generation horse trainer. Hanson Cutting Horses is an elite training operation located in Weatherford, Texas, a town also known as "the Cutting Horse Capital of the World." The facilities, the Lazy H Ranch, are owned by long-time horse enthusiast Sherry Chamberlin who is the proud owner of numerous and successful mounts that have been trained and shown by Phil Hanson.
Phil earned his first check in 1984 and has since acquired more than $2.8 million in earnings. He made his first NCHA Open finals in 1996 and returned to the prestigious event in 2005 to place in the top 15 on "Rey Jay Play". Other big wins include Open Reserve Championships at the PCCHA Futurity, the South Point Futurity, the El Rancho Futurity, the Idaho Futurity, the Cotton Stakes Derby, as well as top final finishes at the NCHA Super Stakes and Summer Spectacular. Some of Phil's most recent victories include Open Championships at the 2009 El Rancho Futurity on "Little Silver Belles", the Idaho Futurity on "Ruby's Royal CD" and a winning title at the 2010 Bonanza Cutting, where he claimed yet another open Championship on "LHR Smooth Jamie May." Phil was also the winner of the Open Futurity Championship at the 2014 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, the premier show of the pro cutting circuit.
Carol Metcalf - World Champion Trainer
Carol Metcalf is a true competitor with a successful career as a rider and trainer. Carol is a member of a select group of women riders to make it to the NRHA Open Futurity Finals and win the Limited Open. She was the first women Intermediate Open Champion, and has been honored as the Horsewomen of the year by the AQHA in 2000 and the NRHA in 2013. Carol's main focus is reining horses, but she started in the pleasure horse arena capturing numerous World Championships before transitioning over to the working western events. She has been an NRHA Professional since 2005 with NRHA lifetime earnings of nearly $200,000. Carol's passion for horses is a family affair. She operates Metcalf Quarter Horses with her husband Steve in Pilot Point, Texas, where their son Carter also trains.