Providing care and training for 30 plus horses is no easy task. Cindi is fortunate to have two highly experienced assistant trainers, Tammy Pratt Paparella and Brittany Murphy, who are both professionals in their own right, looking to further their training and education under Cindi's watchful eye. You can read a little more about their backgrounds below!
Rosebrook Farm Grand Prix trainer in residence, Cindi Wylie, is a unique combination of education, achievement, and dedication, seldom seen in the upper levels of dressage these days. Her extensive experience with horses at all levels of the sport as well as a variety of breeds is a true rarity. She has a passion for knowledge, and takes her education very seriously. The result is a rider who has produced champions at all levels of the sport. She happily works with both non competitive and competitive riders. Many of the horses who've taken their first steps under saddle at Rosebrook are now either training or competing at the FEI levels. She regularly pursues her education through both instructor and judges programs, and also volunteers her free time the the United States Dressage Federation, so that she can "give back" to the discipline that's given her so much. To this end, she currently serves as Chairperson for the USDF GMO committee as well as a Participating Member Delegate for USDF Region 8.
Brittany Murphy is a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist who has worked extensively with Young Horses both on the ground and under saddle. Brittany has competed under saddle successfully through PSG level and is currently working to develop the skills necessary for her gold. Prior to joining the Rosebrook Team, she trained extensively with Barend Heilbron, an FEI Trainer from Holland. With Shooting Stars young horse "Flirt", she was selected to participate in many programs including the USDF Young Sport Horse Forum in Maine with Scott Hassler and Willy Arts, in the USEF Young Horse Training sessions with Christine Traurig, and were rockstars together as the 4yo Demo Pair in the NEDA Fall Symposium with Carl Hester! Brittany has also competed Flirt at the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships in Chicago. Brittany has competed Shooting Stars "Flirt" very successfully at second level and they are working hard to polish their changes for the six year old test. She recently debuted Deb Nolan's Rock Solid, also trained at Rosebrook since arriving as a four year old, and the pair has earned their first blue at that level scoring in the midsixties Brittany and Shooting Stars sales horse, Captain Brownie, have now competed at fourth level with scores from 65-68 percent!
Tammy Pratt Paparella is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist, and has competed successfully through the PSG level and is schooling at the Grand Prix level on a horse she bred, raised, and trained herself. She has audited many educational programs to further her knowledge and understanding of Dressage, and has also demo rode in USDF Judges programs. She has owned and operated her own breeding farm for many years, where she honed her young horse skills, raising many youngsters from birth to their first steps under saddle. Tammy's current mount is Ana Capri, whom Tammy raised as an orphan foal from birth. She has trained and competed "Pri", a beautiful golden Olivier daughter, at PSG, scoring 66+ from an FEI I Judge their first time at the level together! Tammy and "Pri" are currently training Grand Prix, and the mare demonstrates huge talent for Piaffe, Passage, and pirouettes. In 2018 Tammy has also competed the Westfalen mare "Fiona", owned by Maridee Feeherry, at the PSG level with scores as high as 65 percent. She also has trained Amy Lindqvist's Friesian, "Chiavari", since his arrival as a four year old. They are currently schooling PSG. Chiavari has recently been sold, but he and his new owner will stay in training with the team at the farm. We feel very lucky to be able to continue their training!