It has been Danielle’s lifelong dream to have a competitive training farm. She, along with her supportive and handy husband, Bryan, bought a small horse farm in Gloucester County Virginia after their marriage in the fall of 2000. At that time, it was an aging farm in need of lots of TLC. While necessary repairs began immediately, Danielle and Bryan have spent several years focusing on establishing and renovating Brydelle Farm. Most recently, all the fencing and cross fencing has been replaced and the ring has been professionally overhauled.

Danielle and Bryan live at Brydelle Farm which, along with the small nature of the operation, allows for consistent and personalized care and management of each horse.

Danielle’s knowledge of horses is extensive and far-reaching. She grew up on a very successful breeding farm, and was exposed to mare, foal, and stallion

management from a very early age. She began formal dressage lessons as an early teen, and then moved onto hunter lessons under the instruction of two successful Virginia trainers. She rode competitively as a catch rider, quickly becoming known for riding unruly and/or green horses; many times showing sales horses as they came off of trailers with minimal warm up time. While obtaining her bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry at North Carolina State University (NCSU), she rode on the intercollegiate team as a freshman, and began building an impressive and loyal clientele of horses and riders. Her students have won on the local, rated, intercollegiate and national level, most notably, two youth national champions in 1996. Since that time, Danielle has never ceased building new professional and client relationships that will ensure the future of Brydelle Farm.

While always striving to gain additional knowledge in riding, training, and instructional techniques, Danielle has also continued her academic education. In December 2003, Danielle

earned a degree in Veterinary Technology. She passed her national examination boards, and received her Veterinary Technician License from the Commonwealth of Virginia in June 2004.

Over the years, Danielle has gained an extensive background in veterinary medicine, including working at the NCSU, College of Veterinary Medicine in Virology and Cardiology. She has worked in private specialty practices in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology.  Danielle has
also been a guest speaker at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Danielle continues her education as a trainer, instructor, and rider by attending
annual clinics with George Morris, as well as other top professional such as Greg Best, Katie Monahan Prudent and Frank Madden to name a few.  Danielle also participated in the USHJA Trainers Symposium at SCAD in Georgia in May 2009, as she is planning to enroll in their certified trainers program. 

In 2006, Danielle started judging local hunter/jumper shows in Virginia.  Since that time, she has had the opportunity to judge in Maryland, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.  She attended the 2010 USEF Judges Clinic at Kentucky Horse Park in May 2010 and hopes to start the extensive process of becoming a USEF sanctioned judge in the few years.

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