Our Staff

Brittany Sekanic (Lowe)
Owner of Reverie Equestrian
Head Trainer & Professional Rider

Brittany Sekanic, formerly known as Brittany Lowe, is the head trainer, rider and owner of Reverie Equestrian with many years of extensive training in hunters, jumpers and equitation since she started riding in 1997. She attended The Andrews School for Girls for high school in Willoughby, Ohio, which had a worldly renowned equestrian program, from 2003-2009. She has worked for many barns and private owners as a horse show groom and rider. Brittany has also worked as a stable hand, caring for horses, doing turnout and other barn chores. She has 15 years of A and AA rated show experience and 6 years of IEA show experience. After Andrews, Brittany attended Kent State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture. During her time at Kent State she showed in IHSA as an Open rider for 3 years in Hunt Seat and 1 year as an Advanced Intermediate Rider in Western. After practicing architecture for a few years, Brittany decided to pursue her dream as a professional rider and moved to Denton, TX and took a job as an assistant trainer and rider at an A show barn where she gained experience teaching adults and children, as well as training horses in and outside the show ring. Brittany then moved onto another assistant position at a different barn where she gained knowledge on how to start and train young horses towards a successful hunter jumper career. Brittany then started out on her own with Reverie Equestrian in 2017 and has gone on to have great success with her students and horses on both the North Texas Hunter Jumper Club circuit and the USEF USHJA circuit earning many championships and reserve championship titles for both students and trainer.  Brittany is also currently a board member of the NTHJC and is serving as Vice President for 2022.  Some of her major equestrian achievements are IEA National Champion in 2004 and placed at IEA Nationals in 2004 and 2005, 2015 USEF Horse of the Year for Zone 5 in Adult Amateur Hunters 18-35, 2015 OPHA Champion for Adult Amateur Hunters, 7th place at the 2015 WIHS Adult Hunter Finals , 2015 NAL Adult Hunter Finalist, 2009 Junior Hunter Finals qualifier and 2004 Pony Finals qualifier. Brittany looks forward to passing on her knowledge of the equestrian sport to her students while continuing her patient training of all kinds of horses, young or old, thoroughbred or warmblood; she believes that no student or horse learn the same way.

Ellen Eakin
Owner of Rancho de los Arboles
Barn Owner

Ellen and John Eakin are the owners of Los Arboles which opened in 2007.  Ellen is chiefly responsible for the horses care, overseeing daily farm and maintenance operations and her own breeding operation. Ellen began riding at a young age showing in junior jumpers and hunters throughout the Texas circuit in her teen years. After taking a 33 year break she began riding again and is competing in A and AA shows in adult amateurs and amateur owner classes in USEF zone 7. Ellen has won many titles as adult amateur rider, owner and breeder across the country.  You will often see her riding her mare Diva or gelding Hank (her once Stallion Thanks for the Gold) around the property or see her cheering on our Reverie Equestrian family!  She genuinely cares about our horses like her own and makes sure everyone feels like they are a part of the Los Arboles family.  She is also the owner of EquestFile, an Equine Data Management App that we keep all our horse records in which keeps everyday farm operations organized and running smoothly.

Emma Fowler
Young Horse Trainer
Assistant Trainer

Emma Fowler is responsible for starting our young horses at Reverie Equestrian and supplementing training rides and lessons when needed while Brittany is away at shows.  Emma has thorough training in Dressage, Jumpers, and young horse development. From the ages 12-22 she traveled the country as a show groom for a Grand Prix jumper and a dressage rider.  During her time as a groom, she earned her bronze medal in Dressage and is working toward her scores for Silver. One of her true passions is starting and working with young horses. Emma has successfully helped start, show, and sell many young horses from 0-to 4 years old. During Emma’s training as a horseman, she attended the University of North Texas where she graduated Magna Cum Lade with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Digital Marketing and an Entrepreneurship minor. Emma trains with a holistic approach to horses. She makes sure that their mind, body, and spirit are all considered when training and riding. She was classically trained in the art of horsemanship and is always working towards fine-tuning her principles in the system of dressage biomechanics. She is truly enamored with the sport, art, and science of horses.