In Approved/Internationally Recognised AQHA Quarter Horse & ApHC Appaloosa Competition including Trail, Reining, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, and Working Hunter:
One time World Champion, one time AQHA Champion, 7 times AQHA World High-Point Top Twenty, 3 times AQHA Superior, 44 times British National Champion, 13 times British National Reserve Champion, 6 times British Futurity Champion, 12 times British Futurity Reserve Champion, 4 times British Futurity Triple Crown High Point Champion, one time British Reining Reserve Champion, 6 times Italian National Champion, 11 times Italian National Reserve Champion, 2 times Italian Futurity Champion, two times Italian Futurity Reserve Champion, 67 times AQHA Open All-Around Champion, 24 times AQHA Open All-Around Reserve Champion, 22 times AQHA World Show Qualifier, 25 times AQHA International (UK) Champion, 7 times AQHA International (UK) Reserve Champion, 5 times AQHA International High-Point Performance Horse (U.K.), 5 times AQHA International High-Point Halter Horse (U.K.)
Hunter & Jumper Competition
Five times Colorado State Champion, four times Colorado State Reserve Champion
Seven times Jefferson County Champion
Coaching/Instructing Qualifications Gained
Instructor/Coach certified by the Canadian Equestrian Federation (CEF), the Italian Western Equitation Association (AIEW), the British Horse Society (BHS), and the U.K. Coaching Certificate (UKCC); approved by the Western Equestrian Society (WES), and recognized by the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications
TERRIE HEID-BRAZIER – BIOGRAPHY
World Champion and many-times National Champion in both Western and English riding competition in three different countries during a training/showing career spanning more than 40 years, she was born and raised in Colorado and was taught to ride at age 3 by father who had been head wrangler at a working cow ranch. Began competing age 11 in Western classes at 4-H (youth organization) shows and affiliated Appaloosa shows with young mare ‘Welcome’; was County 4-H Western Rider Champion 5 years running. Began competing with ‘Welcome’ also in English-ridden events at age 13; was County 4-H English Rider Champion 2 years in a row and won 5 Year-End Championships (including Open Hunter Champion) and 4 Reserve Championships in Colorado Hunter & Jumper Association-approved shows. As Open Jumper Champion for Mountain & Plains Appaloosa Club, competed at World Championship Appaloosa Show, winning title of World Champion Appaloosa Jumper in 1971.
Graduated with straight-A’s from high school, specialising in Business, where she was on the varsity team and lettered in both Gymnastics and Athletics all three years, winning the State Championship in Hurdles. Also received the Top Two Percent of Class scholastic award, was a member of the Honor Society and the Girls Athletic Association, was nominated to the Hall of Fame, was named the Outstanding Track Athlete and one of the Top Five Female Athletes of 1974, and was Student Assistant to the head of the Business Department. Attended Colorado University two years, appearing on the Dean’s List and competing as a member of the Women’s Intercollegiate Track Team. Moved to California, still competing in Athletics, maintaining a perfect Grade Point Average of 4.0, appearing on the Dean’s List, and being admitted to Honors Status; graduated with honours from University of California with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology.
After travelling through ten European countries moved to Italy (Florence, Forli’, Brescia, Cremona, Asti), where she trained/showed Appaloosas and Quarter Horses in AQHA/ApHC-approved national shows, winning numerous year-end National Championships with various horses in Halter, Trail, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Reining, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, and Working Hunter. Finished in top 20 in Italian Reining Futurity Limited Open out of hundreds of entries. One of the first seven Certified Western Coaches in Italy for the Canadian Equestrian Federation and the Associazione Italiana Equitazione Western, she was the first instructor in the country to bring her students to the CEF’s highest-level Horsemanship exam, which all five students passed.
Moved to U.K. in 1998 and began training/showing in AQHA-approved shows, winning scores of AQHA-UK Year-End National Championships, BAQHS Futurity Championships, and AQHA Open International Championships. Trained and showed “Docs Summer Sky” to be first British-bred or born AQHA Champion (at only 3 years of age) in 2003, took her to 3rd Place in 2004 AQHA World Year-End High-Point standings in Junior All-Around by winning 10 Open All-Around titles out of 11 shows during that season, and became the first trainer in Europe (the first outside the U.S. and Canada, as well as only the 63rd ever) to attain an AQHA Open All-Around Superior Award, an outstanding achievement given that approved AQHA shows are held in all 50 American states and more than 25 foreign countries, with more than 5 million Quarter Horses registered the world over. Has trained Morgans, Thoroughbreds, Trotters, Lusitanos and Warmbloods to the Western saddle and has numerous wins with Arabians/Welsh Cobs in Western Equestrian Society shows (including the WES Championships) and Arabian National Championships.
Has been certified/approved instructor for Canadian Equestrian Federation, Italian Western Equitation Association, Western Equestrian Society (U.K.), The British Horse Society, and the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications; is AQHA-UK’s record-keeper for show points/year-end champions. Author of three books, The Horse That Can Do It All - Training the All-Around Horse, The Best Of All Worlds – Making Your Horse Both a Happy Partner AND a Show Ring Winner, and Richard III: The Lies, The Treachery, The Truth. Has written numerous articles for equestrian publications, including Western Rider U.K., AQHA-UK Journal, Western Equestrian Society News, Central Horse News, All Horse, etc. Enjoys drawing, reading, traveling, visiting castles and doing historical/genealogical research. Speaks fluent Italian as well as French and Hungarian, and holds Hungarian, British, and U.S. citizenship.