A Top-Of-The-Line Equestrian Center Right in Your Backyard

A Top-Of-The-Line Equestrian Center Right in Your Backyard

by Steve Gamel

Bob and Dana Brawley of Brawley Farms are on the road 25 weeks out of the year traveling the country to various competitive horse shows. Along the way, they’ve built a stellar reputation both on the road and at home and are known for running a full-service equestrian facility that can cater to the needs of horses and riders at any skill level.

Brawley Farms, which resides in the small town of Double Oak, is a hidden gem. Well, at least for now…

Located off Simmons Road right across the street from Lantana, Brawley Farms was recently named Best Equestrian Center in the 2018 Best of Denton County Contest and is quickly endearing itself to both riding and non-riding residents as an equestrian’s dream. With more than 17 acres of lush pastures and scenic trails, the farm includes a large covered arena that is directly accessible to the barn, an outside derby field with natural jumps, and ample turnout paddocks. They offer a lesson program for riders who do not own their own horse, junior and amateur hunter, jumper, and equitation training for all levels of competition, exceptional full-service equine boarding and training for competition horses, and more.

Bob has more than 30 years of experience on the hunter jumper circuit and is known for his classic style, quality horsemanship, and unwavering attention to detail. He started showing and training in Oregon under the direction of his mother, Judy Brawley, and after moving to Southern California, where he met Dana, he relocated to Texas in 2011.

When building Brawley Farms, Bob and Dana literally thought of everything … from a massive observation room for guests to a fully-stocked equipment room. In addition to supplying saddles, bridles, and helmets, Brawley Farms owns five lesson horses that are available to lesson program riders. The only equipment a new rider needs is a pair of snug fitting jeans and close toed shoes with a heel.

“We want to let prospective clients know that if they (or their child) want to learn how to ride, they don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to see if they like the sport,” Dana Brawley said. “Lessons are $55 a pop; that’s very similar to many karate or gymnastics programs for kids or fitness programs for adults. We supply the horses and the tack, and if the rider ends up wanting to pursue horse showing, we can help them expand out of the lesson program as well.  There are plenty of barns in this area who do what we do, but there aren’t many that provide as comprehensive a program as ours.”

760.801.6655 | www.brawleyfarmsinc.com | 200 Simmons Rd. Double Oak,TX 75077
Visit Tues. – Sat. during business hours


photo by Karinda K. Equine Photography

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