Brookside Stables  Horses Are More Than Just Our Business
Wilmington, VT      (802) 464-0267

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Ann Brown
Having grown up on the same land that Brookside Stables is currently located on, she is the founder of the stables with the support of her husband Bret, her father, Stanley Cross and daughter Melissa Hammond.  In 1997, with 5 years under her belt teaching informally and previous students urging her to make the leap, Ann took up instructing professionally and has since been going strong. With a lifetime of working with horses, she now focuses mostly on her true passions...western pleasure, driving and teaching youth from the ground up. Between working with the upcoming generation of young riders and playing with her gorgeous Appaloosa mare, Myia, or her beautiful QH mare Josie or with one or both of her cutiest family members the minis, Miss Jayne and Sox.  Ann can be counted on to be found somewhere on the farm at most times.  
Ann & Tiz Sir Sock Hop Dancer aka. Soxy
The perfect team of teachers: 
Ann and Honey at work and having fun
          Skittles 2nd show  

               Ann's students at a shows. 
              Ann is so proud of all her students. 

The ones that have gone into the show ring have done incredible! All the hard work pays off :)

A day at the show with Tobey Prince....way back when :-) Lovin Appys all my life! All ready to load up and head for home.
Something that will probably never be seen again, Ann showing English. (back in  about 1993)
This is going back a few years!!  Ann and her Appy Gelding Tobey Prince. Her Morgan gelding Just By Chance and her QH mare Trouble. 
Brookside in its first couple years of operation offered carriage rides and weddings. Here is Ann and friend Steve driving Just By Chance to a 1880's Phaton carriage.
            The sweet beautiful Josie
                  Matt and Cinder Ella
                               Devon and Star
Teresa and Serria             Michelle and Cinder Ella 
                            Mallory and Cindy
snuggle time with Miss Jayne
​Ann and little Soxy after a showmanship class
           Driving Miss Jayne
(she is lighter color because she is body clipped)
                 Tanya and Mo in showmanship
                           Mallory and Lady
Tanya and Mo
All ready for showmanship class with the beautiful Myia