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Debbie Brawley aboard “Pikturesque” who qualified with his Junior rider for the East Coast Indoors.

Debbie Brawley

To say Debbie has horses in her blood is an understatement. Her parents established Brawley Farms when she was a child and for 45 years, have continued to guide and inspire students throughout the Northwest. Instructed by her mother Judy Blevins Brawley in the classic style, Debbie had fantastic success as a junior before turning professional.

Part of the second generation of a three-generation legacy, Debbie leads Brawley Farms North with the guiding principles of quality horsemanship and dressage fundamentals. Her hunter/jumper students are successful in the ring from lead line to Grand Prix.

 

 

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Rachel Nicholas

Rachel  began her riding career almost 20 years ago in the foothills of Boise, Idaho. Rachel began showing on her POA pony at the young age of 9. She won many championships with the Boise Saddle and Jump club and Idaho Hunter Jumper Association. She credits her vast horsemanship knowledge from not only her many years of working with talented hunter jumper trainers and clinicians, but through her experiences with dressage and western trainers as well. 

As a junior, Rachel excelled in the Equitation and Jumper rings under the guidance of Debbie Long as well as clinicians such as Bob McDonald. And Anna Jane White-Mullin. She competed across the Northwest in shows in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. 

Rachel moved to Portland in 2009 and attended Portland State University. She quickly became a working student for Debbie Brawley and in 2010, Rachel became a professional rider and the Assistant Trainer for Brawley Farms. Since becoming a professional, Rachel has found success in the Hunter ring. She has competed in numerous Derbies and was the 2013 Regional Performance 3’3″ Hunter Champion on Regalo De Madre. 

Rachel focuses on developing a good partnership between horse and rider. She thrives on helping her students improve. She hopes to pass on to her students her good work ethic, her dedication to horsemanship, and her overall love for horses and this sport.