HARLEY BROWN

After spending the early part of his career in his native Australia, Harley Brown moved to the United States in 2003 with a talented horse and a tireless ambition to reach the top level of international show jumping.

He’s since swiftly made his way up the ladder, earning national and international recognition with a string of high-profile grand prix and World Cup Qualifier wins. Harley is a World Cup Finalist and has also represented Australia in multiple FEI Nations Cup competitions. Harley has a straightforward teaching style and has seen his clients win in all of the jumper divisions, including training a Gold Medalist at the North American Young Rider Championships.

 

OLIVIA BROWN

Olivia Brown acts as operations manager and shares riding and training responsibilities. Her area of expertise is in the flatwork, and she works behind the scenes to produce Harley’s high-level show jumpers.  She also takes an instrumental role in producing sales horses and has sold horses that have gone on to great success in hunters, equitation and jumping. Olivia has a strong background in show jumping, but takes a great interest in equitation and hunters and has trained clients to division champion and wins in both disciplines.

The former Australian Young Rider Champion and grand prix veteran grew up in the saddle, and went on to study journalism and public relations at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. She joined Harley in California in 2003 to further her own riding career and help run their thriving business. Harley and Olivia were married in 2010, and with their two children, eleven-year-old Zoe and four-year-old Dexter, they share a busy home life as well.

 

AMANDA STYSKAL, ASSISTANT TRAINER

Amanda started riding at a young age in Three Day Eventing with an emphasis in Dressage. Throughout high school and college, Amanda was the Director of the riding program at Camp Wawenock for 10 years. She attended college at the California State University of Fresno where she continued her riding career on the Hunter/Jumper Equestrian team and completed her degree in Equine Science and Production Management. Upon graduation, Amanda moved to New York to work at a premier Hunter/Jumper barn for 3 years. She is certified in Equine Sports Massage and received certification through the California Horse Association to train beginners in 2003. Amanda moved back to California to help improve the education standard at a local riding school. Amanda joined Harley Brown Equestrian in 2014 and brings extensive experience managing and teaching riders of all levels and their horses. Amanda is the head of the Harley Brown Riding School that caters to beginner and intermediate level riders of all ages. Amanda’s experience provides the nurturing and patience to develop confident, well rounded riders.