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SOUTHLAKE EQUESTRIAN

THE SOUTHLAKE EQUESTRIAN TEAM

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BRIDGET BELLO

Owner, Trainer

Bridget Bello is currently owner and trainer at Southlake Equestrian. She has been a Hunter/Jumper trainer and IHSA coach for over 10 years. As the previous coach of her alma mater, Long Island University, she has worked with college-aged riders from beginners up to open and developed their equitation skills through the national level. Most recently, she has coached riders up to year-end awards on the DHJSC circuit as well as NTHJSC.

 

She has trained and had horses in her blood since her pre-teens where she rode and trained anything she had an opportunity to work with.  She has ridden competitively most of her junior and adult life in both USEF recognized and IHSA shows during college. Bridget also has extensive management and entrepreneurial experience operating and managing both family and equestrian businesses for the last 20 years. She has attended various equestrian related clinics with top Olympic competitors such as Michael Page, George Morris, Mary D’Arcy and Anne Kursinski.  She holds a PATH certification as well as a Masters Degree in Elementary Education which helps her design programs for her riders that work on both intuitive instruction, and the development of riding skills and muscle development for both horse & rider.

 

She is a native New Yorker but is proud to call north Texas home for the past 8 years. She has a passion for continuing hers and her students’ education and believes that we are always learning & growing. Her personal vision for Southlake Equestrian is to be able to create a community of horse lovers and competitors who can thrive in our new and improved equestrian center. She is proud to boast that she treats all of the horses as if they are her own horses and sees no job or responsibility as beneath her. She will always jump in to assist when it comes to the care and comfort of each horse.  Bridget wants each client to walk away feeling like Southlake Equestrian is their happy place.

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Trina grew up in Houston, Texas and trained with Bill Robertson and Shane George.  She has had many Grand Prix placings across the south, on many different mounts, in such places as the Desert Circuit, Gulfport, and the Georgia Horse Park.  Many of these horses Trina trained from their first show, through the young jumper divisions, to reach Grand Prix success.

Training young horses is one of Trina's specialties, with a systematic, patient approach.  Green horses develop the confidence to shine in the Hunter or Jumper Ring!

Trina also enjoys coaching children and adults, and has helped students reach success from Pony Finals to placing in their first Grand Prix.

Trina believes flat-work has a strong influence on jumping success and that performances should be analyzed from a positive and constructive perspective.  

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TRINA GREEN

Trainer

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KELSIE PEAD

LESSON ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR

Kelsie is originally from Astoria, Oregon and has been thoroughly horse crazy from the start. Kelsie’s love for riding took root through a competitive 4-H program and quickly expanded. She developed an appreciation for both flat-work and comprehensive horsemanship through her foundational training in Hunt & Western Equitation/Pleasure. While competing in the Morgan Circuit, Kelsie gained Regional, Grand National and World Championship titles as a junior rider. 

 

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Kelsie began taking Hunter/Jumper lessons in 2016 and hasn’t looked back! As a working student for a Utah-based Grand Prix rider/trainer, Kelsie developed a deep love for OTTBs and competed both locally and in the Arizona A-Show Circuit.

 

Kelsie is now a Texas native with her husband, dog and horses. With nearly 20 years of riding experience, Kelsie believes in having courage and being kind to horses, others, and ourselves. She currently assists with training rides and is an Instructor for the Lesson Academy at Southlake Equestrian.

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ISMAEL MANDUJANO

STABLE MANAGER

Izzy has been with our facility for over 20 years!   He is dedicated, highly experienced, friendly and caring to all of our clients.  He is also a very creative carpenter, and enjoys building our custom displays and show trunks.  He supervises three hard-working grooms who each have many years of equestrian experience.  

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Groom group

SOUTHLAKE EQUESTRIAN

GROOMS

THE FACILITY

The serene pastoral setting where your horse will live and train in comfort, health and care

entrance

Motorized security gate

Southlake Equestrian

Large picture windows

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Oversized covered arena

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Half-acre turnouts

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Barn Stalls