Todd and Becky Bryan – The Bryan Center
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Posted by Betsy LaBelle
Together Todd and Becky have first-time backed and trained over 50 different youngsters (two 3-year-olds this summer). Winning numerous US competitions and events incuding: Dressage at Devon-mares-under-saddle class, a DG Bar Cup on a 4 year-old, qualifying stallions for stallion testing, Hanoverian mare testing’s site champions, multiple wins in FEI 4, 5, 6 year old test, and FEI Developing horse PSG. They have done it all. Becky said, “We had a selection committee come to our Maryland farm and certify that our program and facilities were endorsed by the Hanoverian Society. We were an 'Official Hanoverian Training Facility.'” Moving their operation to Chuluota, Florida, in 2011, they continue to grow their business. They break and train the majority of their own FEI horses.
Todd’s objectives are: To develop horses and riders to their peak performance levels, to be internationally competitive, while still promoting classical dressage, and to preserve the health and spirit of the equine athlete in order to create a harmonious partnership.
Dressage Horse Sales: With many connections to breeders and trainers throughout the East Coast of the US, they take horses in training to promote and sell for clients, and occasionally offer their own horses for sale that they have broken and trained.
Dressage Coach: With an extensive show schedule, they are available to coach students at the shows. Coaching at shows is included for their full training clients. Todd also coaches several event riders on their flatwork, who frequently do well at CCI starred events.
Dressage Clinics: Todd is available for clinics, and travels to the Baltimore/Washington area once a month. Todd and Becky will also travel locally for groups of 5 or more riders.
Facility: The Bryan Center is located at Knoll Dressage, located in Chuluota, Florida.
Lessons: They also have an FEI schoolmaster available for lessons.
The Bryan Center works like a well-oiled machine with everyone watching out for the welfare of the horses. It was easy for me to see that concern for the horses was first with everyone. Todd and Becky are always honest and upfront with me. I never had any concerns that if I wasn't around, that my horses weren't getting the full attention that they deserved. I knew that they gave their best every day to every horse, even if the owner might not see the horse for months. I continue to ride with Todd on a regular basis when he is in Maryland, and it is always a great learning experience. He is very patient but doesn't hesitate to push when I need it. I have learned a lot from both Becky and Todd, and I hope Florida knows how lucky it is to have them in the area. I sure want them to move back to Maryland! I have another youngster coming up." - Phyllis Svendsen, owner S&S Hanoverians.
To me the thing that makes The Bryan Center and Todd and Becky so special is their never ending patience and support: Their ability to adjust their program to accommodate the difficulties of riding thoroughbreds and dealing with eventers, the quality of instruction and the ability to train your horse. It is simply wonderful and I am proud of the dressage that I can present today because of Todd and Becky. -Pat Mansfield
“To say that Todd and Becky have played a large role in my riding education would be an enormous understatement. I took my first lesson at The Bryan Center in 2002 and had no idea just how much I had (and still have) to learn. Without Todd's patience, persistence and support I would never have been able to puzzle my way through dressage on the many "interesting" characters I have brought to him for help. Being an upper level event rider, I have always been sitting on a horse that I value for its boldness, bravery and athleticism, the combination of which do not always lend itself to relaxation, accuracy and obedience in the dressage ring. However with Todd's help, I have been able to gain those things as well as learn how to teach my horses to put their skills to work for them in the ring to produce just as much power and grace in the ring as I look for over fences. Kelley Williams-CCI Event Rider/Trainer
“I would trust Todd and Becky Bryan with my first born, my last dollar, my daughter's FEI horse and the computer I write all my books on. “ Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author
“Because the emphasis at The Bryan Center is on a love of the horse and riding for its own sake, riders from beginner to Grand Prix competitor will enjoy learning from Todd and Becky.” Patricia Patton. Former manager of multi-day licensed dressage performance and breed shows
Becky Bryan: a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist – she has 2 Intermediare scores towards the Gold Medal.
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