THE SOUTHLAKE EQUESTRIAN TEAM
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.
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.
The serene pastoral setting where your horse will live and train in comfort, health and care