Brandy Mc Donnell
Owner, Blue Point Stables

Brandy McDonnell is the heart of BPS. She has dedicated her life to the equine industry. She has been a professional Horseman for over 35 years. Her teaching and training philosophy centers around positive reinforcement. Going hand in hand with that philosophy is the idea horses and riders both learn more in a safe and fun environment.

Brandy spent the early part of her career training, showing and coaching national and world level horses and riders. In 2007 she stepped away from the training and showing side of the industry to raise her infant daughter.

Today Brandy focuses on the grass roots of the horse industry. Providing an environment for people, young and old to learn to ride. Many of her students learn the thrills, trials and tribulations of competition at local horse shows on the wonderful lesson horses of Blue Point Stables.

“While competition has been a big part of her career, teaching riders how to understand and communicate with horses is her greatest achievement.”

Below are some of her accomplishments and credentials.

·       1994 Certified by Canadian Equestrian Federation as a Western Coach

·       1994 Graduated from Fairview College with a diploma in Farrier Science

·       2000 – 2007 Trained, competed on and coached Multiple World and Congress Champions

·       2004 AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year for Tennessee

·       2004 – 2006 Approved Judge for Pinto Horse Association, American Buckskin Registry Association, Pony of Americas

·       2004 AQHA World Show Finalist – Jr. Trail

·       2014 Certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association as a Master Instructor

·       2017 to 2023 Coach with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association