As you approach Brawley Farms from the road, the sight of more than 17 acres of lush pastures and top-of-the-line equestrian accommodations come into view. An impressive iron gate stands quiet guard just a few feet into the driveway. It serves as the perfect frame for the Brawley Farms’ family crest, a unicorn strutting proudly within the confines of a shield. The crest has identified the Brawley family for two generations, highlighting the dedication and professional pride they have within the world of show arenas.
Owners Bob and Morgan Brawley call the farm a “little piece of heaven,” and most locals agree. Located in Double Oak, across the street from Lantana and five minutes from Highland Village-Flower Mound, Brawley Farms is a premier equestrian facility.
The grounds beyond the gates resonate with an innate splendor. The lake sparkles in the sunshine, almost as brightly as the impressive array of trophies and ribbons won by the Brawleys and their students. Also visible at this point is the stable with its spacious and beautifully manicured indoor arena, the outside derby field, and the turnout paddocks. Overlooking the indoor arena is a comfortable observation lounge where guests may relax on leather couches, enjoy a beverage, connect to Wi-Fi, watch TV, and observe the horses and riders in the arena. A sound system provides guests in the observation room the ability to hear the instructions given in the ring.
There is a palpable atmosphere enveloping Brawley Farms. Nothing is by accident. Everything is in its place. There’s crisp organization and a sense of goal-oriented purpose. That purpose is to guide the students at Brawley Farms, as well as the owners and employees, into the “hard work and dedication pays off” mindset, which is a requirement for success at high-level national hunter and jumper competitions
What defines Brawley Farms is its exceptional full-service show and training program catering to the needs of both horses and riders of any skill level, from first-time beginners in shiny new gear to Grand Prix riders who already know the thrill of flying over complex jumps.
The trainers at Brawley Farms focus on developing horses and riders to excel at the highest level in hunters (judged on the horse’s movement and style), jumpers (a timed event over jumps), and equitation (judged on the rider’s style and position). Individual training programs for each horse and rider combination are based on a goal-oriented approach.
The Brawley name is widely known and respected across the United States. Bob Brawley has ridden horses his entire life. He’s earned trophies, ribbons, broad recognition, and sincere admiration for the quality horsemanship and dedication to detail he’s exhibited during his 30 years of participation on the hunter jumper circuit. Clients, whether they attend a horse show or choose to stay home, always receive high-quality instruction from the farm’s top-notch team of trainers.
Fit, happy, and healthy horses are the order of every day, with no exceptions. All the show horses on the farm are housed in large, windowed, well-lit stalls with automatic waterers and receive the highest level of equine nutrition daily. As you walk down the main aisle, horses amble up to the front of their stalls, hoping for a pet on the nose or even a carrot. Most of them actively compete nationwide as hunters or jumpers, with a small group of lesson horses for those who do not have a horse of their own. Lessons are available for all ages, from beginner to intermediate riders, and are taught by the same instructors that work with the show horse program.
The equipment and observation rooms overflow with ribbons won from competitions around the country, and competition photos of employees and clients. The trainers compete nationally, traveling approximately 25 weeks out of the year (including most of the summer) to various competitive horse shows across the country. They often earn national awards at the end of the year, which is a big return on their determined efforts.
Brawley Farms draws on its years of experience and deep dedication to provide unwavering excellence through its comprehensive, caring program. It’s a beautiful and unmatched rarity in the equine world, and best of all, it’s an equestrian’s dream in your own backyard.