Monsieur is now happily retired on the 50-acre ranch owned by Charlotte and her husband. And it’s there at the ranch – the Circle JB Polo Ranch located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara – that Charlotte and Joel can be found when not making the rounds of the show circuit. The couple began dating in 1994 and they married in 1998. Now, along with a shared love for horses, share their love for their adopted son Zachary, a wonderful teenager with a passion for tennis.
At the ranch, Charlotte is busy with her horses and her many businesses, which includes not only Bredahl Dressage but also her real estate business. She earned her real estate license in 1989 and specializes in horse properties. Charlotte got into real estate because she believed it was important to have a career to fall back on, other than horses, but she has come to love her second career. Charlotte lives in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez and loves showing off the valley’s wonderful horse properties to potential buyers. She also just enjoys doing something that is different from horses and challenging in a another way.
While Charlotte is busy with her activities, Joel is busy with his work as a financial advisor and devotes hours to polo. He is a rated U.S. polo player and breeds and trains many of his polo ponies right on the ranch. Joel was a member of the U.S. Ski Team and grew up around Southern California’s Will Rogers Polo Club. He started off working barns to finance his skiing but soon discovered a passion for the horses that remains to this day.