Meet Our Staff
Tina Robinson is Brookfield Equestrian Center’s resident Head Trainer and Professional Rider. Riding competitively since the age of five, Tina has gained invaluable experience training with some of North America’s top show jumping professionals including; George Morris, Stacia Madden, Melanie Smith-Taylor and Kent Farrington. As a junior, Tina spent almost every weekend competing on the “AA” circuit earning many wins in the ASPCA Maclay, USEF Medal and USET Show Jumping Talent Search classes. These wins placed her in a top percentage of North America’s junior riders, qualifying for all the major equitation finals for three consecutive years. Tina finished 12th and 14th out of 90+ competitors at the USET Show Jumping Talent Search Finals in 2012 and 2013.
Becoming a professional at the age of nineteen, Tina has focused on acquiring knowledge in all aspects of the sport and helping her students become well-rounded and confident horsemen. Tina believes that an inquisitive mind and varied skill set is the key to achieving excellence in horsemanship. Studying Dressage and Biomechanics extensively, Tina has been able to work with top professionals such as Carol Lavell and Mary Wanless. Tina has also studied natural horsemanship and incorporates the work of John Lyons and Buck Brannaman into the training of her horses at all levels. Most recently, Tina had the opportunity to spend three months at the Winter Equestrian Festival competing in the Open 1.40m jumper division working with her trainer and gold medal Olympian, Leslie Burr-Howard.
Tina has coached riders of all ages and levels to championships at some of the most prestigious competitions on the East Coast. While Tina’s personal goals are in Grand Prix Show Jumping, her solid and correct foundation in the equitation ring has set her up for success coaching and riding in Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Dressage. In the show ring, Tina is incredibly focused, competitive and driven. On the ground, Tina is passionate about sharing her experience with riders who have a love for horses and a thirst for knowledge about the sport. Tina prides herself on teaching in a constructive and positive manner with a compassion and understanding for each horse and rider’s specific needs and preferences.
Brookfield Patti (Hill) Roy
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.