rock house rock stars
I am proud to sponsor these Rock Star athletes as my Rock House Equestrian Team:
Donna Richardson began in dressage after a successful career as a hunter jumper. She has proven herself a stellar athlete, named to the United Stated Equestrian Team in both 1999 and 2002 with her horse Jazzman. In 1999 she and Jazzman won team gold medals, and sixth individually at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
She is currently a USEF S judge, has lectured at the
CDS Symposium, and has written articles for Dressage Today and USDF Connection.
She trains horses and riders at her own Fox Run Farm in San Marcos, California.
Laurel Kerner BECK
Laurel Kerner is a talented up-and-coming dressage rider who in the past several years has progressed rapidly through the levels and amassed an impressive collection of wins in the show ring.
Beginning her riding career as a jumper, her first love has always been dressage, and in her early years she was fortunate to have supporters who would loan her horses to ride in competition. That all changed in 2014, when she found her dream horse, Soren. In the two years they have competed together, they have moved from 2nd level to PSG, winning many championships & earning invitations in both 2015 & 2016 to the prestigious US Dressage Festival of Champions in Kentucky.
Laurel holds her USDF gold medal and currnetly competes at the Grand Prix level.
Jackie Schwartz grew up in Northern Illinois and began her equestrian career as a working student for former USET team member, John Staples. She is an avid competitor and was the National Reserve Champion at the Quarter Horse Congress and holds her USDF bronze metal. Today she trains horses and riders at her JS Training facility in Andover, Kansas.
USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist Hailey McLaughlin rides and trains our of her facility, Holston Manor, near Knoxville, TN. Her business HM Dressage, sources top quality Dressage prospects from Holland and Germany and presents them in the states from low level to the FEI. In addition to boarding, training, selling, and importing quality Dressage Horses, HM was also a serious compeditor in eventing and show jumping; competing up to preliminary and 1.40m jumpers.
Alanna Flax Clark
Alanna started riding in her 20's in the form of hippotherapy to improve her recovery from a chronic neurological disease. She's never let health and physical limitations stop her, and she's gone from therapeutic rider to equestrian athlete.
Alana is a Grade 2 para-dressage rider who trains with Sara Schmitt Dressage for the 2020 Paralympics. Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport where you’re required to perform a sequence of pre-determined movements with your horse. It’s sometimes referred to as “horse ballet.” Para-dressage is currently the only equestrian discipline in the Paralympic Games and was introduced in 1996, according to the Fédération Equestre Internationale. As para-dressage riders, we’re able to show and compete alongside our peers no matter our physical disabilities.
Established in 1977, Dragonfire Farm is run by Earl and Jennifer McFall. Together with thieir daughter Taylor, the three compete internationally in three day eventing .
Jennifer is a 4 star eventing rider and she was the recipient of the Rebecca Broussard Developing National Rider Grant. in 2015 she rode her horse High Times to a 3rd place finish at the Rebecca Farms CIC3*. Taylpr is a superstar kid athlete competing fearlessly with the rest of her family. In 2017 she has competed in the Pony Club National Championships.
Dragonfire Farm is located in Wilton California.
Brianna Zwilling is the head dressage trainer at Epique Equestrian in Wentzville, Missouri, just a short drive west of St. Louis. Originally from Minnesota, she has worked, trained and competed dressage in the midwest and California. She holds her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals.
BRIT VEGAS GEGENBACH
Brit is the owner of Royal Fox Stables in Milford, NE encompassing sport horse sales, training and rehab. She specializes in OTTBs and is avidly involved with the Retired Race Horse Project, riding in their Master Class. and eventing with great success on Slew the Zodiac in the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover.
*All riders are listed chronologically according to when they joined the team.