Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
Brittney Chambers has over 20 years of experience in the horse industry, spanning English, Western, and Dressage disciplines. She consults, trains, and rehabs horses at Brookside Equestrian Facility in Sacramento, CA. As a trainer, Brittney specializes in rider biomechanics and English/Western fundamentals.
Since Brittney was young, she knew she would grow up to help horses and people, both of which she is very passionate about. In college, she obtained an associates Degree in Social Science, Bachelor's Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. On top of her educational experience, Brittney is certified as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH International.
Brittney has experience as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, has taught Alcohol and Drug classes in inpatient and transitional home settings, has developed life coaching programs for youth, and has supervised group home for young women. At the group home she has developed animal therapy programs for residents which lead her to more intentional integration of animals into therapeutic programming.
From Brittney's educational background and experience in the human services field, she has the ability to serve people with developmental and physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses, at-risk youth, and more. Her passion and driving purpose is to share the healing effects of horses and equine-assisted activities with vulnerable populations to build confidence and self-awareness. CBC Therapeutic Horseback Riding Academy achieves just that.
Glenn Chambers, Brittney's father, has over 55 years of experience training, handling and rehabbing horses. He has worked with many training disciplines from show jumping to Thoroughbred racing.
In 1968, Glenn began his career at Sportsmans Park (now Hawthorne Race Track) in Chicago, IL then worked horses in New Orleans and at several race tracks in Florida (Hialeah and Gulfstream). He traveled the East Coast working with horses and their owners from the track to the arena.
During his travels, Glenn worked with 1976 Preakness Stakes winner, Elocutionist, and studies under industry expert veterinarian Peter A. Linfoot, DVM. In 1987 and 1988, Glenn accompanied two horses to the Kentucky Derby and contributed largely to their success.
Glenn travels conducting horsemanship clinics and consulting on behavioral issues with horses. He teaches rehabbing principles and training techniques, ensuring owners work to build better relationships with their horses. Having Glenn on the CBC team allows the academy students to learn from the best expertise and experiences in the business.
Left to Right: Glenn exercising a horse | Glenn Chambers (Right) and 1987 Kentucky Derby Contender, Momentus | Glenn exercising a horse
Christalle is a lifelong horse lover and rider. Christalle is the older sister of Brittney Chambers, eldest daughter of Glenn Chambers, and has been riding & training horses for 30+ years.
Christalle's experience includes riding and teaching both the English and Western disciplines, along with hosting horsemanship classes & teaching barn etiquette to riders of all ages and skill levels. She has a Bachelor's in Management, A.A. in Business Administration, Certified Google Apps Specialist and a Legal Office Specialist Diploma.
Supporting the advancement of each rider/student, Christalle teaches with patience and understanding, working at the riders level of comfortability. Similar to her sister Brittney, Christalle's passion and driving purpose is to share the healing effects of horses with various equine exercises and activities. Ensuring that whomever gets in the saddle has a great ride!
Instructor & Horsemanship Class Teacher
Sierra has a growing passion for horses that she is eager to share with others. Sierra brings great horsemanship skills and riding techniques to the CBC Team. You will see Sierra on the weekends as she teaches our Saturday horsemanship classes and she is also one of our riding instructors as well!
Administrator and Scheduling Coordinator
Mauresha is the saint who keeps our academy schedule running smoothly and assists any of our clients who may have questions. Have a question or you are unsure of something? Mauresha is there to walk you through it, get you on our roster, and get you in the saddle!
Brooke is a 2nd year academy student. Brooke is very knowledgeable about how the barn works and the routines of all the horses. Brooke will be happy to answer any questions that you may have when you see her at the barn!
Hannah is a third year academy student. She is a wonderful student to learn from as she is very detail oriented and loves all of the horses with her whole heart. When you see Hannah around the barn, feel free to ask her any questions that you may have!
Laila is a 4th year academy student. She is very knowledgeable of all the CBC horses and what it takes to take care of them. Laila is passionate about horses and riding, and is more than happy to help you out around the barn!