Breanna Tillitzki started her training with Rozzie Ryan at the age of 12yrs and has been pretty much with the Ryans ever since. Bree used to go 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 loose rein in the indoor school at the walk immediately after Heath had finished working him. In the pursuing 8 years this ritual developed into Bree becoming almost the "keeper" of Regardez Moi and travelling with the stallion to pretty well every competition he was entered in. Bree now walks Regardez Moi for an hour a day and sometimes twice. 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.
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. At the time Bree was just 18 years of age.
As a rider Bree has shown outstanding talent and has largely been entrusted with the schooling of Heath and Rozzie's stallion Fiji R. Fiji R and Bree have become a wonderful partnership and today are competing in Grand Prix classes after progressing through the levels winning at Prix St George (PSG) and Intermediate 1 level. 2016 saw Bree win 6 Grand Prix classes on Fiji R and they were declared the Big Tour Champions of the Alexander Park Dressage Club. Alexander Park Dressage Club is actually the biggest dressage club in Australia and at the annual EA awards night received club of the year. Already Bree is recognised as a very focused and dedicated rider with a great future in dressage. As a result, she has an expanding group of owners who have horses based at Ryan's specifically for Bree to train and campaign. As a competitor, Bree is ferocious, riding very accurate tests with great understanding and technical presentation.
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 Rider 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.
2017 does see Bree with a number of very fancy competition rides.
- Fiji R will continue at Grand Prix and the goal is to move his scores from the 62-63% mark up to 65-66%. This will make Bree and Fiji R competitive with the best of the senior riders in Australia. If Bree and Fiji R can move again in 2018 to 67-68% this would see them move into the top 5 in Australia. One step at a time. If the scores could move to 70-71% by 2020 realistically this will make Bree and Fiji R a serious consideration for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- Furstin Hit (Muschu) is a bay 17.2hh imported 7 year old gelding belonging to Lucy Burt. At the moment Bree is fortunate enough to have the ride and in her first 6 tests at Advanced level this partnership has won 3 and come 2nd on 3 occasions. The scores are ranging between 65% and 73%. Muschu is training tempi-changes up to and including every second stride, canter pirouettes and baby piaffe. Very exciting young horse.
- Hunterview Jasper is a chestnut 7 year old gelding standing 17hh by Jazz out of Hunterview Pia which is a Wenzel mare. Jasper is a full brother to Jazzsong who competed at Prix St George level with Christine Crawford. Jasper has had a very successful dressage career so far being a prolific winner at Novice level, Elementary level, Medium level and now has already had wins at Advanced level. Currently he is schooling all the two-track work, tempi-changes up to and including two time changes, canter pirouettes and baby piaffe steps. Jasper will make the step into Prix St George this year.
- BZ Rafael is a black 7 year old gelding standing 16.2hh. This youngster has been bred and is owned by Bree herself. He is by Regardez Moi out of a Jive Magic mare called Jillian R who in turn is out of a Salute mare called Slinky R. Rafael is a beautiful young horse who is still competing in the Preliminary grades and who has in recent times had a lot of success in these grades. We would expect Rafael to be competing at Elementary level by the end of 2017.
Bree, along with her family, has a couple of very special Jive Magic, Regardez Moi, Metallic, Questing R, Fiji R, De Niro and Starnberg broodmares which produce foals each year. Already this little programme has proven to be financially successful. 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.