Brittany Sekanic (Lowe)
Owner of Sekanic Show Stables
Head Trainer & Professional Rider
Brittany Sekanic, formerly known as Brittany Lowe, is the head trainer, rider and owner of Sekanic Show Stables. She has many years of extensive training in hunters, jumpers and equitation; she started riding in 1997 and became a professional in 2015. She attended The Andrews School for Girls for high school in Willoughby, Ohio, which had a worldly renowned equestrian program, from 2003-2009. She worked for many barns and private owners as a trainer, horse show groom and/ or rider before starting her own program. She has 20 years of A and AA rated show experience and 6 years of IEA show experience. After attending 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. After some time Brittany then moved onto another assistant trainer and rider position at a breeding farm where she gained more knowledge on how to start and train young horses towards a successful hunter jumper career. Outside of Texas Brittany has shown at some of the most prestigious USEF horse shows in the country including WEC, Harrisburg, Washington, Traverse City and Kentucky.
Brittany started out on her own in 2017 and originally named her farm Reverie Equestrian. After her marriage to Mason Sekanic; she rebranded her farm to Sekanic Show Stables which would also honor all the hard work Mason put into making the farm successful. She has had 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 herself and her students. Since 2018, Brittany has served many years as a board member of the NTHJC and was Vice President in 2022. During her time with NTHJC she also sat as the head chairperson for the Banquet Committee and the Sponsorship Committee; she also served on the Show Committee and Benefit Committee. She is currently serving as the Secretary of THJA for 2023.
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. She has had many students go on to bring home multiple year end NTHJC championship titles, Top Placings in USHJA Zone Horse of the Year placings and qualify for pony finals, junior hunter finals, the equitation indoor finals, and indoor hunter classic finals.
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, pony, thoroughbred or warmblood; she believes that no student or horse learn the same way.
Owner of Rancho de los Arboles
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.