Emily Brollier Curtis
Born in Steamboat Springs, CO and raised in Wichita, KS, Emily started her riding career before she could walk, accompanying her parents on pack trips in the Rocky Mountains. Emily began showing at age 7 in the Hunter/Jumper ring, but soon felt drawn to the thrill of eventing. Through eventing, she developed a passion for dressage. In 2001, Emily began training with USA Dressage Idol winner, Philesha Chandler.
In 2004, at the age of 14, Emily purchased 3 year old Miramonte, an unbroken warmblood mare, whom she started under saddle. Since then they have worked in tandem to realize many accomplishments including the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. They are currently campaigning at FEI Grand Prix under the instruction of Gold Medalist Elaine Gibala, and have claimed titles such as KDA Grand Prix Champion and AWS/USDF Reserve National Champion at Grand Prix.
In addition to Miramonte, Emily has carefully developed several horses through the ranks, including the up and coming Coquetta, a lovely young AWS mare who is campaigning at Prix St. Georges, showing the potential to advance to Grand Prix shortly. Emily is known for her ability to work with both young and difficult horses and especially has a talent for restarting Thoroughbreds off track and placing them into new careers. Emily participated in the 2015 Retired Racehorse Project Makeover Competition and claimed a 6th place finish in the dressage discipline on 3 year old OTTB mare, Market Light. She plans to continue to compete in the Makeover Challenge annually. Emily is also a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS in Equine Management and Science and a minor in Agricultural Economics. Emily plans to continuously study and pursue the art of dressage and will do so out of her home base of Miramonte Equine located in the heart of the Bluegrass.