Debbie Brawley has been one of the top NW professionals for the past 30 years. To say she has horses in her blood is an understatement. Her parents established Brawley Farms when she was a child and for 55 years, have continued to guide and inspire students throughout the Northwest. Instructed by her mother Judy Brawley in the systematic traditional style, Debbie had fantastic success as a junior and amateur before turning professional. Debbie had the notable experience of participating at Hunterdon, George Morris’s renowned training facility in New Jersey. She has also had the privilege to be under the tutelage of Frank Madden and the late Bill Cooney.
Debbie leads Brawley Farms North located in Wilsonville, Oregon with the guiding principles that have garnered her students top honors in the Hunter, Equitation, and Jumper show rings. She is an essential part of the second generation of a three-generation legacy that includes Judy of Brawley Farms in Jefferson, Oregon; brother Bob of Brawley Farms in Texas: and nephew Tommy of Candor Sales in Florida. Debbie is known for her classic style, quality horsemanship, and unwavering attention to detail. She combines hard work with lighter moments to produce an atmosphere for horse and rider to learn. Easily and effortlessly Debbie conveys these virtues to her students and horses giving them the ability to have confident, fun, and successful show careers or simply riding for pleasure.
Erika Kriebel teaches the beginner and intermediate students at River Ranch. Erika emphasizes a strong foundation in education, safety, and balance between horse and rider. Erika is committed to problem solving with her students, both human and equine, teaching the “whys” behind their interactions. Riding students are taught all aspects of horsemanship from the ground up including the basics of grooming and tacking up their horse, as well as discussions on the horse’s behavior, anatomy and horse and rider biomechanics. Lessons can include ground work exercises to collection, as well as the various school exercises and figures that develop both the rider athlete and equine athlete. She is passionate about horses and looks forward to sharing her love of this incredible animal with new and experienced riders alike.
Background: Spending her early years in New York, Erika began riding at the age of 7. She competed at horse shows in hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing. As a teen, she worked as a western trail guide and as a private groom for riding opportunities including training horses at age 13. She was a member of the local Pony Club in upstate NY, and rode in clinics with notable clinicians such as Eventing Olympian Denny Emerson. In college, Erika was captain of the University of Oregon Equestrian Team and competed at local shows in hunter/jumpers. As an adult, Erika started an ongoing self-study in Classical Dressage and the art of riding, notably the works by Jean-Claude Racinet, Michel Henriquet, and Nuno Oliveira. Erika trained with Grand Prix instructor: Clare Long and achieved approximately 4th level, and schooled GP movements. She has audited clinics with the following Dressage masters and Olympians: Lilo Fore, Christine Stuckelberger; Steffen Peters, Debbie McDonald, Jeremy Steinberg, Gerd Heuschmann, Charles DeKunffy, Conrad Schumacher, and Arthur Kottas. She also had individual lessons with dressage master, and GP level competitor: Dominique Barbier and Gail McGuffey.
3 Days a Week $350 Includes 1 Lesson
5 Days a Week $550 Includes 2 Lessons