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About Us

 



Owners:
Tom & Karen Brown







Our Girls:
(from left to right)
Amanda, Kayla, Jordan, Beka


Our History


After serving our country for 20 years as an Active Duty Infantry Soldier Tom retired in 2006.  His military career enhanced and mastered his teaching skills by serving 4 years as an US Army Ranger Instructor, 2 years as a Basic Training Drill Sergeant,  and spent his last year as the Commander of the Northern Iraqi Army Training Academy Located in Tikrit, Iraq. 

Some of Tom's military accomplishments include, Ranger School, Airborne School, Jump Master, SERE School, Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course, Military Free Fall,  Military Free Fall Jump Master, Distinguished Honor Graduate US Army Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant Academy, and was selected to the US Army Sergeants Major Academy of which he respectfully declined to Retire.

Tom brings sound judgment and skilled workmanship to Wild Rose Equestrian Center. As a second generation Farrier, his blacksmith skills and metal working have been instrumental. Not only has he manufactured all of our stall fronts, gates, and steel work for our facility, but Tom is a handyman like No Other!  Without his total willingness to build, repair, maintain or engineer any one of my (Karen's)  bright ideas, this facility would not be where it is today.  Thank you Tom for all you have done, and continue to do on a Daily basis for our Farm.

He is truly an amazing Man!



 

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Starting her Career as a child, Karen has enjoyed Horses in numerous disciplines. At the age of 9 she proudly competed in a 55 mile endurance race. She was the youngest rider to compete and finished 27th out of more than 200 riders.

Growing up on an Arabian farm in Southern Oregon, Karen's main objectives were training and showing. By the age of 12, Karen had competed in both English and Western disciplines. She was the trainer/rider/owner of the Farms Breeding Stallion.  Karen proudly showed him in the Class "A" Arabian show circuit.
She has many Championships, Trophies, and Ribbons in English Pleasure, English Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Equitation, and Halter classes. She was named High Point Junior rider two years in a row.

Even as a child Karen was very dedicated and focused on success with horses. She was responsible for halter breaking all of the young stock on their farm.  As the fillies and colts turned 3, she would then start them under saddle.  By the age of 15 Karen had trained many horses and was instrumental in marketing them to buyers. 

At 13 years old Karen was asked to give lessons to a new horse owner.  After working with her first student, Karen found that she could drastically impact the success of others in their search to become great equestrians. 
  
Spending her life in the horse industry has been more than fulfilling. Thriving on teaching and training; she enjoys working with all breeds of horses, and all ages of students. Having 47 years of experience, she strives to share the knowledge that she has accumulated with others.
The Lesson Program here at Wild Rose Equestrian Center is a testimony to the years of experience of both Tom and Karen's love of sharing knowledge and skill with others. 

For those who want to succeed in their horsemanship,
Wild Rose Equestrian Center is proud to introduce
The Brown Family.
 

Visitors welcome by appointment. Click here for directions.

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