The Equestrian Reserve
739 Old Alpharetta Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005

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The Equestrian Reserve - Our Staff


  Donna Romeu

Donna Romeu is the Founder/Director of The Equestrian Reserve. Because of her previous years as a teacher and elementary school principal in the school system, she has truly created a unique equestrian academy and horseback riding school that has sound educational practices with safety always at the forefront. Her career as an educator is extensive as well as her years of affiliation with 4-H, Pony Club of America, CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association), AQHA, CQHA, and GQHA. She has trained young horses from the ground up and has competed extensively with numerous Championship titles.  Her passion now is to see that each of her riding students succeed with their own individual goals with horses. Whether it is for pleasure, enjoyment or to be highly competitive, Donna takes a special interest in each individual student.  Parents can schedule conferences to set goals or meet at any time to address any concerns.  This is your school!  This is the place where we donít just say we have a program to fit your goals and desires but where we make sure it does happen.  Read more about Donnaís philosophy by returning to the home page and clicking on About The Equestrian Reserve.



Hannah Houston

Houston is the Manager at the Equestrian Reserve. She has been with us for over 17 years. She started as a young child in our lesson program advancing to competing on our show team for four years, ultimately earning the title of Year-End Champion in the Western Riding division and Open Western division with Sunny. She became an Assistant Instructor in 2010, working 20+ hours a week while maintaining a 97% CNA (Cumulative Numeric Average) and being an honors student all 4 years of high school. She attended Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, during which time she returned to the Equestrian Reserve once a month to coach our show team, and teach weekend lessons and worked full time here all summers throughout her college years. She has always been a big part of our program. At Georgia College, she earned her degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing, and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. After graduation, Hannah worked for a Public Relations & Marketing agency before returning to the Equestrian Reserve to continue pursuing her love of horses and instilling that same love of horses in her students.



Alex Parrish

Alex Parrish started riding at the Equestrian Reserve when she was 12 years old. In 2014, she participated in the joint-partnership program and enjoyed the privileges of co-owning Rita. In 2015, Alex and Rita were awarded RHSC Junior Horse Western Pleasure Champion. Alex started instructing 3 years ago. While in high school, Alex earned both the Girl Scouts Bronze and Silver Award, and was awarded the Presidential Service Award in 2011. Alex is working towards a degree from Georgia State University. As she pursues her college plans, she continues to teach students and coach the show team at the Equestrian Reserve. Alex is always working hard to help students grow and motivate them to progress with their skills.



Brittani Blase

Brittani has been working with horses for over 20 years. She began her riding as a young girl with an Arabian lesson program, but shortly after, fell in love with rodeo. She competed in the Georgia Junior Rodeo Association (GJRA) up until her teenage years. After high school, she attended Central Georgia Technical College and received a Veterinary Assistant certification for both large and small animals. Following school, she worked with the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Georgia Equine Rescue League rescuing impounded horses, an contributing to their rehabilitation, training and helping them find new homes. She has also experience teaching riders of all ages and varying abilities. At home, she currently owns an adopted mustang which she has gentled and started training.



Claire Horner

Starting at The Equestrian Reserve as a summer camp student, Claire instantly fell in love with the horses and the program. She eagerly returned as a regular lesson student and grew from there. Claire competed on our show team with Jessie, who she also jointly owned for five years. In their years of showing together, Claire and Jessie were grand champion in both their English and Western divisions for three consecutive years at RHSC, and also high point winners in Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation at the 2019 GQHA Novice Series. Since then, Claire has fallen in love with the Hunter/Jumper discipline and competes on her school IEA team, while also working to retrain her off-the-track Thoroughbred, Louie. Having an extreme love and passion for horses, Claire truly cherishes the students she teaches and helps them set goals to further their riding. She believes it is the most rewarding experience to see her students succeed and fall in love with the sport. With college just around the corner, Claire plans on getting her degree in mass communication and journalism.



Rachel Kong

Rachel began taking lessons at the Equestrian Reserve at the age of 6 and is now one of our senior instructors. In 2016, Rachel joined our show team and was awarded multiple Champion and Reserve Champion titles throughout her years showing. In 2018, she participated in our joint-partnership program and got the opportunity to co-own Finn. Ultimately, Finn and Rachel were titled RHSC Open Green Hunter Champion in 2019. As a senior in high school, she is now teaching students of all levels and coaching our show team. She has participated in many extracurricular activities while maintaining a 4.0 GPA as an honors student throughout her years in high school, and plans to major in psychology in college. Rachel uses her dedication and love for the sport to motivate and push her students to the best riders that they can be.



THE EQUESTRIAN RESERVE   ●   739 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005   ●   (770) 205-1230