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Our Mission

We recognize that the Horse is the heart and soul of our sport. Our mission is to advocate and educate for the health and welfare of our Equine partners.  Riding and showing should be both educational and fun! After all, this is WHY we do it!  BRV is proud to provide a multi-facted approach to further Equine care and Equestrian education.  From providing assistance for Emergency Veterinary bills, producing user-friendly horse shows, holding an entry level high score medal finals, offering educational clinics and providing financial assistance through our Foundation, we hope to further the pursuit of helping horses and developing horsemen.

~Gallop The Furthest ~ Jump The Biggest~

Meet the Team

Naomi Gauruder

President & Founder

Naomi has been on horses since before she could walk. As the daughter of two professionals, she was in the barn at an early age.  Naomi specializes in Young Horses, and enjoys the process of bringing them along. In 2014 & 2015, she was Champion USHJA Green Incentive Program American Bred horse with her "Keystone Kopper". In 2016, she earned Champion with her "Armed and Dangerous" in the CT Hunter Jumper Association Low Training Jumpers.  In 2017,  Naomi and "Armed and Dangerous" finished as Reserve Champions of the USHJA Green Incentive American Bred Category.  Naomi is also the Head Coach of the Fairfield University Equestrian Team, and is the owner of BHC Horse Show Management. She is well known for her work as a show manager, show secretary, USEF judge, steward and course designer.

Gary Gauruder


Gary is the head show secretary at BHC Management. Having retired from the Wilton Police Department, Gary still remains active in the Law Enforcement Field as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Redding CT.

Alysia Morris

Vice President

Alysia Morris has been involved with horses since a very young age. As former Competitor, Captain and Coach of the Sacred Heart University Equestrian Team, Alysia now is thrilled to share her love of horses with her three children.

Meg Black


Meg is the owner and head trainer at Islewood Farm in Deer Island ME. She is a USEF "R" Judge

Susan Horn

Board Member

Susan owned and trained at River's Edge Farm in Bethany CT for many years.  Currently she resides in Bluffton SC, had re-kindled her passion for fox hunting & enjoys her new career as USEF Judge.