What is your name and barn you are currently riding at?
My name is Brittany Geglein and I am the resident trainer at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio.
Tell us a little bit about you and your horse.
I currently own two horses!
First is my 18 yo Hanoverian Mare named Gabelle. Gabelle is the daughter of my mother’s mare, Weaver of Dreams. We bred Wendy in 1997 to Dr. Barb Schmidts stallion Guarantor. The next summer, Gabelle arrived and I was the first to interact with her as a foal. Our partnership grew from there and has taken us on several adventures from regional champions at first level, to NAJRYC (The Junior Olympics) and eventually to the highest level of sport, the Grand Prix. Looking forward to many more years competing and enjoying my special girl.
I also have a 3 yo filly named Wow Fräulein. She was a wedding present “from us to us” haha! My husband, Zach, and I acquired Wow a few weeks after our wedding in 2014. She has spent the last couple years growing up and is actually coming to Majestic next week to begin our journey together under saddle. My hope is that she can follow in Gabelle’s footsteps!
What are your goals as an equestrian?
My goals for the next year are to improve my scores in the Grand Prix arena. (65+) I also hope to have my young horse going confidently under saddle and maybe even compete her for the first time!
How are you working towards those goals?
I train 5 days per week, focusing on dressage and work outside the arena to help keep my horses healthy, happy and fit. I also am challenging myself to improve my fitness out of the saddle by hitting the gym and going to yoga.
Who is your riding role model? Who is it and why?
have lots of role models when it comes to riding but I have to say the one person that I have always admired is Isabell Werth. She is an international German Grand Prix rider. I have studied her methods and have been incredibly influenced by her competitive spirit. She owns every test she rides and her horses always rise to the occasion.
Biggest success or funniest fail?
My biggest success is without a doubt is taking Gabelle from unbroke filly to Grand Prix dressage scoring up to 64%. The demands placed on horses to make it to GP are incredible and to be able to keep a horse sound and happy competing all the way to GP is certainly an accomplishment all in itself.
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