About Our Farm


Meet Our Team


Couldn't ask for more in a horse training center. Brittany is hands-down the best trainer.

Brittany Cooper

Owner and Head Trainer

Brittany started riding at age eight and has made it her life’s work to have a career in riding. She grew up riding horses and ponies that were never simple. This experience forced her to find new and innovative

Gabby Jamieson

Assistant Barn Manager

Hailey Pendl

Working Student 

Hailey has been a student at BRF since she was four years old. For the past sixteen years she has demonstrated exceptional skills working with and riding horses. She has qualified for many National Finals and has won dozens of Championships, including a win of the 2016 M&S Pony Medal! Hailey was the former captain of our BRF IEA Team, where she also qualified and rode at Nationals. She has excelled in both the hunter and equitation rings, most recently winning the Sussex County USHJA National Hunter Derby this past summer with her horse Reko Suave. Hailey is currently pursuing a degree in Finance at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. While at college, Hailey has also been recruited to be a member of their D1 NCEA Equestrian Team! When she is not at school, Hailey is an integral part of the BRF team and a role model for of our upcoming equestrians at BRF! We are beyond thankful to have Hailey's knowledge, experience, and kindness as part of the BRF team for all these years! 



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You will not find a better trainer or facility, my daughter spent almost 10 years at Black Ridge and couldn't have done better!

Gabby has been a part of BRF for over ten years and has loved horses her whole life. During the week, you can find her at the barn enjoying her horse or tacking up for training rides. On the weekends, Gabby is a bridal makeup artist. She feels extremely lucky that both of her hobbies and passions have become her careers. Ever since she was 6 years old, she dreamed of working with horses. Since moving back to Black Ridge Farm in 2013, Gabby has been a very important part of the farm family and loves every single one of our horses as if its her own.

We treat every horse as though it is our own. 

Black Ridge Farm is a family-owned and operated full-care boarding facility on 32 acres in the Hudson Valley. Established in 2001, the farm has a long tradition of providing a full range of equestrian services including boarding, lessons, leasing and training, and showing.


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ways to make horse riding safe and successful for all her students. Golden Opportunity aka “Sundance” was Brittany’s first horse and lived with her at BRF until she was 26 years old. She taught Brittany how to pursue the passion that is found in riding and to have the drive that leads to success. Brittany went to college at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ for business management. She graduated in three years with her Bachelors in Business and a minor in Equine Studies. And in 2021 she received her Master's in Business Management. Throughout college she worked and rode with highly skilled trainers to gain invaluable show experience and access to a range of professionals who continue to provide guidance and expertise that have helped Brittany and her students excel on the show circuit.  In April 2012 Brittany took over Black Ridge Farm from her parents and has been running it full time since. "We have a unique quality at Black Ridge that makes us stand out, we LOVE our jobs and the people we work with. At Black Ridge we are a family."

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