Our Staff

Brookfield is proud to make the following staff announcements.

Brookfield Farms Trainer Tina Robinson

tina-03Riding competitively from a young age, I was always passionate about success in show jumping. My early desire to become a trainer was what led my parents to build a 36 stall equestrian center from the ground-up in 2006. Since then I have been fortunate enough to gain invaluable knowledge from some of the world’s top equitation/jumper trainers, including: Stacia Madden, George Morris and Melanie Smith-Taylor. As a junior, I trained with Beacon Hill Show Stables in Colts Neck, NJ, with whom I spent almost every weekend competing on the AA circuit earning many wins in the ASPCA Maclay, USEF Medal, WIHS Equitation and USET Show Jumping Talent Search classes. These wins placed me in a top percentage of the nation’s junior riders, qualifying me for all the National Equitation finals for three consecutive years. Competitions at this level were filled with adversity, however, it paid off when finishing 12th and 14th out of 90+ riders at the USET Show Jumping Talent Search Finals in 2012 and 2013. The technical aspects and discipline of equitation has brought me success in the hunter and jumper rings as well, winning numerous division championships at the Winter Equestrian Festival and qualifying for the 2011 Junior Hunter Finals.

Ultimately, I view our sport as a team of horse and rider of every level and discipline, in which both teammates are constantly challenging the other to improve. I believe in being able to take something constructive away from any experience, whether it be a frustrating ride on a problem horse or accidentally going off course in the show ring. I am truly looking forward to sharing my experience with our talented group of horses and riders and hope to earn each student’s confidence and trust.

 

Brookfield welcomes Patti (Hill) Roy as part of our teaching staff!

Brookfield StaffPatti (Hill) Roy has been teaching riding for 27 years. She enjoys working with horses and riders at all levels, whether they are beginners or experienced riders seeking to polish their skills. Lessons start with basic flat work and progress to include dressage and jumping, depending on the rider’s goals. Patti’s focus is on the horse and rider working as a team. Patti believes you never stop learning and continues her own education through clinics and lessons. Patti instills this thirst for knowledge in her own students, who have shown successfully at both local and rated events.

 

Brookfield Welcomes Debbi Ferrentino as a new instructor!

Debbi has been in the horse business for over 25 years. She owned Hunting View Farm, where she trained riders and horses of all skill levels, ran hunter and Quarter Horse shows, dressage shows and clinics. She has worked with such notable trainers as Joey Darby (Any Day Farm, Southern Pines, NC), Billy Glass and Geoff Teall, to name a few. She is also a local horse show judge and gives riding clinics at local barns.

Debbi stresses the basics and her first love is equitation. Watch any of our top Grand Prix and Olympic riders and many of them still look like they could walk into the equitation ring and win, Debbi says. That is because equitation is the foundation of good riding, allowing your horse to perform to its fullest potential.

Debbi looks forward to bringing along a new group of riders at Brookfield.