Bridget Brandon’s first words were pony, not momma or dadda. She has had a lifelong love and passion for horses. She taught herself how to ride on her parent’s friend’s horses on a 1,000 acre plantation farm in Scott Arkansas. Her mother would drive her from her hometown of Little Rock to Scott early in the morning during the summers. She and a friend would catch horses with a halter and ride them for miles bareback all day long. Friends of hers that had horses would take her with them to watch their hunter/jumper riding lessons and hang out with them at the barn.
It wasn’t til she was 30 years old that she had any formal riding lessons and was soon competing in the Amateur Owner Hunters and Jumpers across the United States in top “AA” shows. She went on to buy a farm and began breeding warmbloods and investing in show prospects. In the late 1990’s she bought her second farm and began hosting GOV and RPSI Inspections. Her young stock have been sold throughout the United States to both Amateurs and Professionals in the disciplines of hunter, jumper, eventing and dressage.
In 2006, she was Zone 7 Amateur Owner Jumper Champion at the Zone Championships in St. Louis and won the Amateur Owner Jumper Classic being the only horse go clear out of more than a class of 35. She has had numerous USEF Horse of The Year horses, Zone Champions, Circuit Champions and Show Champions in Adult Jumpers, Amateur Owner Jumpers, Open Jumpers, Green Hunters, Conformation Hunters, Dressage Champions, and Breeding Site Inspection Champions. Sinners Prayer, who she purchased as an investment horse as a pre-green hunter, was a multi-champion in the Conformation hunters and Green Hunters and was featured in The Chronicle of the Horse and The Plaid Horse. Other horses and Bridget have been featured in Warmbloods, Texas Hoofbeat and Texas Horse Report.
She opened her farm up in 1998 as a boutique boarding facility to a few top show horses, those seeking excellent care for their pleasure horses and as a retirement facility. In 2008, she sold her farm and bought a third farm where she resides today. She remains a boutique breeder and boards only retirement horses. She spends her free time attending hunter/jumper shows, dressage shows, cutting and reining events and trail riding on her Palomino Stallion.
As a professional, she serves as an expert witness and consultant for equine related lawsuits. She works on both plaintiff and defendant cases. She has worked for numerous insurance companies such as Zurich, Farmers, Liberty, SafeCo, etc…. Because of her reputation, she has been hired to research and recommend other experts for cases. Her cases have ranged from malpractice, loss of income, valuation, fraud, standards in the industry, equine behavior and many others.
Bridget also provides appraisals for horse donations to Universities and non-profits. She is a Field Agent for Marshall Sterling and can assist you with all your equine, professional and farm and ranch insurance needs.
One of Bridget’s passions is being a consultant in helping you find your perfect horse. She believes in No Commission and Full Transparency! You pay by the hour and she will teach you what to look out for and how to buy along the way. She also is passionate about helping you with your dream farm or ranch. She’s done it three times and can save you time and money! Whether you want to be a hands-on farm owner or you are a high net-worth individual and have others working for you, Bridget can show you how to design your farm, set it up for easy management, show you what to look out for and protect yourself against fraud and how to manage your livestock, equipment, staff and facility.