Staff

REBECCA BRUCE

BeccastaffRebecca has numerous wins and championships throughout the years in the hunter, equitation, and jumper rings. As a junior, Rebecca has competed in all the top National Medal finals both on the West and East Coasts along with showing many of the countries top junior hunters at Devon, Harrisburg, and Capitol Challenge horse shows to name a few. Most recently, Rebecca and her own mount, Pizzazz, won the $25,000 Huntington Grand Prix.

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Rebecca enjoys teaching and watching her student’s equestrian skills develop. Many of her students have earned year-end championships and medal finals through out the years. She also enjoys bringing young open horses along.  Her strong horsemanship background has taught her to bring along a horse slowly, while building it’s confidence with positive experiences. Rebecca makes several buying trips a year to Germany for both private clients and investment horses.

As a junior, Rebecca trained with Mary Gatti, Patrick Spanton, and Kim Tasker for seven years accruing numerous championships and winning many national medal finals and year-end awards. She gained valuable experience as one of the country’s top catch riders working with such notable professionals as Archie Cox of Brookway Stables and Monarch International. Since turning professional, Rebecca still works closely with many top professionals throughout the country, Canada, and Europe..RebeccaBruce_Press

 


 

SHANE LEZCANO

ShanestaffnewShane began riding at the age of 7. She grew up riding with Annette Spinetti at Blue Ribbon. Shane hasShanestaff taken clinics with some of the top names in show jumping including George Morris, Susie Hutchinson, Richard Spooner, and Bernie Traurig. She began her professional equestrian career in 2008.

Shane came to Sunnybrook Ranch in Santa Barbara in 2011. We dont know what we would do without her or enthusiasim! She can be found helping out Rebecca at the horse shows and keeping things running smoothly at the barn. Shane is the perfect addition to the Sunnybrook staff.

 

 

 

 


 

DENYA FANELLI

DenyastaffA native of Palm Beach Florida, Denya’s junior and amateur career was built showing alongside top professionals in Wellington and the neighboring Palm Beach areas.  During college, she began her professional career in 2008 at Maypine Farm under the tutelage of Grand Prix rider and Maclay Finals winner Lauren Bass.  Denya proceeded to work under industry-leading trainers Jeff and Keeley Gogul, where she gained valuable riding and teaching experience across numerous disciplines.

Denya regularly competes in AAA level jumper competitions from coast to coast.  She brings extensive experience across all levels of riders, specializing in hunters, jumpers and equitation.  She has a passion for equestrian sales and has a vast background buying and selling horses both domestically and internationally.

Denya is a graduate of John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH) with dual majors in biology and psychology.  She is currently pursuing her USJHA trainer certification.


 

SARAH POLLOCK

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Sarah has been involved with her horses her entire life and began competing at the age of 9. During her time as a junior she competed on the West Coast in hunters, jumpers, and equitation on the ‘AA’ rated circuit with Grand Prix rider Romelia Calderon and trainer Hope Davis. After her junior career she decided to continue her education of the sport by becoming a working student in college for Gabriella Salick of Sandstone Farms who was working alongside German veterans of the sport, Marcus and Meredith Beerbaum and training USA Olympian, Lucy Davis.

She continued to compete on her own horse through college as well as taking a heavy involvement in IHSA. During her time at Cal Poly Pomona she was co-captain of the team, coaching all levels of the hunt seat team helping them attain numerous regional, zone, and national titles. She was ranked number 1 in her region and 11th in the country her senior year in 2014. Sarah became involved in the American Student Riding Association where she later took on the role as National Responsible for the team where she traveled and competed all over Europe in student riding nations cups. Sarah also participated in the Emerging Athletes Program in 2013 with Olympic Gold Medalist Joe Fargis.

After college she began working for Camino Real Farms as the head rider and working part time for Miracle Ranch where she trained and started young horses to begin their show career in the hunters, jumpers and equitation. She later worked and trained under Grand Prix rider Peter Petschenig before moving to Sunnybrook.  Sarah is passionate about bringing out the best of both horse and rider she works with and is always eager to continue her education of the sport and animal.