Stal Rembrandt’s mission is to help riders and horse owners of any level or background enjoy success through a bespoke program that achieves their specific goals.
Brooke Olejnik, the founder of Stal Rembrandt, believes in her ability to accomplish her Mission using her sport and business education that has spanned the globe for over a decade.
The Dutch artist Rembrandt Van Rijn was able to take a blank canvas and turn it into a unique masterpiece. His most notable works range from simple pencil sketches to elaborate painted treasures. Stal Rembrandt Sport Stable’s target is to offer horse and rider an education from spanning from the first mounted moments to competing at the Grand Prix level and everything in between.
Beginning of professional career in Germany
Brooke’s riding career first changed from hobby to professional at the age of 12. Kids and parents from the neighborhood or local Pony Club who were having difficulty with their own horses and ponies would solicit the help of Brooke to correct or enhance the rideability of their furry friend. She competed in the Pony Jumper Championships, FEI Children’s World Cup of Showjumping, and took on horses from other people to compete in both Hunter and Jumper classes.
At 18, Brooke moved to Germany to work at the world-renowned Oak Grove Stud – Gestüt Eichenhain. Working her way from the bottom, up to the position of First Rider she surrounded herself with industry leaders and world-class athletes. The size and level of quality production at this stable gave her an opportunity that few people receive in a lifetime. Day to day there were always top-level riders to assist and bounce ideas off of, but a few times per year they would invite George Morris (US Olympic trainer) and Manny Kötter (Trainer of Ludger Beerbaum) and this gave Brooke an unbeatable edge in the production of young horses, and an unparalleled amount of competition experience.
Within the German, Dutch and Belgian breeding hubs Brooke was involved with preparing young horses for the prestigious Licensing and Free Jumping demonstrations for Oldenburg ,Hanoverian, Westfalen, Holsteiner, KWPN and BWP horses.
Move to the United States
Brooke’s next move was to build her sales and client relations experience in the United States. Canadian Chef D’Equipe Terrance Miller introduced Brooke to Judy Garafalo who hired her as a rider at Higher Ground Farm. HGF was a client based stable mixing Pony’s, Hunter, Equitation and Jumpers. Brooke was a full member of the Higher Ground team in both their New York and Florida stables. Showing Young horses and hunters, but also teaching lessons, preparing horses, and being ringside support for clients who felt any competition jitters.
Azerbaijan Olympic team
After Florida Brooke was requested by the Azerbaijan Olympic committee to join their team. Daniel Bauersfeld, trainer of the German Young Rider Team, Chinese and Qatar Global Champions Tour teams accompanied Brooke for training in Azerbaijan. With the support of the ARAF Brooke has the opportunity to compete in FEI 4* events and World Cup Qualifiers. Brooke returned to Europe as the environment and available training in Baku proved to be to taxing on the horses for continued competition.
Orangeville (Mono), Canada
The past 4 years Brooke has called The Netherlands home where she ridden and worked with Alan Waldman and Roy Wilten. After taking the time to embrace Dutch culture and all that European horse sport has to offer she is ready to utilize her equine and business skills for her own business endeavours and return home.
Brooke’s lifelong passion and global experience, make her hungry to create her own path for success and encourage others to follow their equine dreams big or small. Brooke believes that whether your ambitions are competitive or pleasure a well educated mount makes for a safer experience, a sounder horse and a closer partnership.