Bree started her training with Rozzie Ryan at the age of 12yrs and has been pretty much with the Ryans ever since. Bree goes to school at Lochinvar so whilst Heath & Rozzie were based at Lochinvar it was simple enough to turn up at Ryans each day after school. Bree was initially involved with mucking out and tacking up horses for both Rozzie and Heath. This quite quickly evolved to Bree taking a special interest in Regardez Moi. Bree as a 12yr old would ride Regardez Moi for 1/2 an hour on a loo,se rein in the indoor school at the walk immediately after Heath had finished working him. In the pursuing 6 years this ritual developed into Bree becoming almost the "keeper" of Regardez Moi and traveling with the stallion to pretty well every competition he was entered in. Bree now walks the stallion for an hour a day and sometimes twice. Each morning before school, rain hail or shine, Bree can be found walking Regardez Moi out along the hacking trails past mares and foals and giving great richness to his life. Now that Ryans are at Heatherbrae - some 40mins away - this is a much more complicated arrangement - never the less, the ritual is part of an unstopable daily routine which has seen Regardez Moi rise to be the reigning Australian Grand Prix Dressage Champion. In April 2009 Bree accompanied Regardez Moi to The World Cup Finals in Las Vegas and then stayed with him throughout quarantine to deliver him home to Heatherbrae safe and sound some 10 weeks later.
As a rider Bree has shown outstanding talent and has largely been entrusted with the initial schooling of Heath and Rozzie's baby stallion Fiji R. On Fiji R Bree has become almost unbeatable at Preliminary and Novice level much to everybody's astonishment and this includes winning Novice Tests in Sydney at the DC with scores of 75% rounding up some of Australia's best known riders, also on imported horses.
Bree was born in the Hunter Valley, NSW into a family already interested in horses. Bree's mother Leanne was a Barrel Racer of some note and Bree's father Robert represented Australia in the USA as a bulldogger. Bree started riding at age 2 and competed Pony Club State Championships, Young Riders Championships and at this time rode across all disciplines. It was when Bree realised that Dressage was her interest that Rozzie was approached and Bree has been training with Rozzie ever since. Bree has ambitions of riding for Australia at the Olympics and right now would have to be one of the most exciting young dressage riders in the country.
Bree, along with her family, has a couple of very special JIVE MAGIC and REGARDEZ MOI broodmares which produce foals each year. Already this little programme has proven to be financially succesful. The big problem is convincing the family to sell the progeny. Bree is a very important member of the fabric that makes up the staff at the Ryans.
Bree at the Sydney CDI dressage show in late April 2011. As usual she is here overseeing the warm up and last minute details for Regardez Moi before going in to do a test. Life on the road often means more McDonald's than you would care to admit to!