Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave
Teddi was raised in Hilton Head Island, SC. Starting at the age of 7, she was spending most of her time traveling to horse shows with Don Stewart Stables. She quickly rose to many national championships, starting with the ponies and ultimately with the horses at shows such as Devon, Capital Challenge, Harrisburg, Washington and New York. She also qualified for all of the major equitation finals multiple times. Teddi was thrilled to end her junior career with a bang by receiving the Best Junior Rider title/award at both Capital Challenge and the Washington International Horse Show while also landing championships in the Small and Large Junior Hunter divisions.
During her junior career she rode with Don Stewart, Scott Hofstetter, Kelley Farmer, Missy Clark and Jack Towell. After winning the stakes class at Madison Square Garden (garnered her last junior year), Teddi moved to Los Angeles to pursue a position in the entertainment industry. She has been working for Brookway since 2006. In 2009 she has been champion and/or reserve at every WCHR show on the West coast which include: Thermal, Del Mar National, Blenheim Equisports, Showpark and Menlo Charity Horse show.
Jenny comes to us with a rich history in horsemanship. Her well-rounded education began at Foxfield, where in addition to traditional hunter/jumper training she also rode on their world-famous drill team, even performing an exhibition at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
She continued her path as a working student for Grand Prix rider Mark Watring, competing in the equitation and jumpers. She won the LAHJA Adult Equitation Finals, and was second in both the WCE Finals and the Foxfield Medal Finals. She went on to compete successfully in the High Amateur Owner Jumpers, winning big classes all over the west coast, including the Foxfield Jumper Derby four times.
Since becoming a professional, Jenny has worked for some of the top barns in the west, including Karen Healey Stables and El Campeon Farms. She joined Brookway’s dedicated team in 2010.