Patrons and Ambassadors
Brooke Patrons, Ambassadors, and Advocates
Princess Alia bint al Hussein of Jordan - Brooke Patron
Her Royal Highness Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan is a member of the Jordanian Royal family, and sister to the King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin al-Hussein. Princess Alia has been influential in helping the Brooke’s work in Jordan over the last few years and continues to play a vital role in supporting our work to ensure that local veterinary care is available for horses and donkeys in Petra. She has worked directly with the Brooke since 1988.
Charlotte Dujardin OBE- Brooke Global Ambassador
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, European Champion, and World Champion dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin became a Brooke Global Ambassador in 2014. She said, "I’m very proud to be associated with a cause that is committed to making a real difference to the lives of animals that are less fortunate than those we have here in the UK."
Monty Roberts - Brooke Global Ambassador
Internationally renowned ‘horse whisperer’ Monty Roberts has been a Brooke Global Ambassador since 2014, after he witnessed the Brooke's work in India. He said, "It really opened my eyes to the welfare problems that exist amongst working equines. At times it was unbearable and the suffering I witnessed, especially at the equine fair, will stay with me forever. But, on the plus side, I also saw the wonderful work that the Brooke is doing to improve the welfare of these animals. There is a lot of work to do, and I am honored to help the Brooke in whatever way I can." Watch a video of Monty seeing the Brooke's work in India.
Margaret Hamilton Duprey - Brooke USA Ambassador
Margaret Duprey has been steeped in the equestrian world all of her life. Her deep level of commitment has made her Cherry Knoll Farm a household name in high-performance dressage and show jumping circles. She said, “Brooke USA stands out above the rest as an international equine welfare organization. What really enticed me is how they educate communities, owners and governments to take care of their working equines. Education is the pillar to change, and it is something I believe in very strongly.”
Debbie McDonald - Brooke USA Ambassador
Olympic Medalist and World Cup Finals Champion Debbie McDonald is known as "The First Lady of American Dressage." She said, "When I saw Brooke USA’s photos, read the material and learned about their mission, it didn’t take me five seconds to realize that when you don’t know what’s going on you never realize how sad something can be. I certainly would do anything in my power to help this amazing organization.”
Allison Brock - Brooke USA Ambassador
Olympic Bronze medallist and International Grand Prix rider Allison Brockhas been a Brooke supporter for many years and became an official Brooke USA Ambassador in 2015. She said, “I think Brooke USA is one of the best charities around for working horses and donkeys. They actually educate people on how to take care of them, and they work towards a more sustainable, long term quality care of the animal. To me it’s the best case scenario because when you help the animals the owners benefit, too.”
Nic Roldan - Brooke USA Ambassador
A fourth-generation polo player, Nic Roldan made history at 15 when he became the youngest player ever to win the United States Open Polo Championship—a distinction he still holds. Nic Roldan’s name is on the trophies of almost every leading polo tournament in the U.S. He has won on five continents at every goal level and continues to gain worldwide acclaim. “Having the privilege of being in an equine sport in the U.S. makes us obligated to improve the welfare of donkeys, mules and horses in much less fortunate countries. The animals are suffering because their owners don’t know any better. What the Brooke does is great in bringing education to the owners and free veterinary care to the animals.”
Boyd Martin - Brooke USA Ambassador
US Eventing Team member, Olympian Boyd Martin was the top US finisher at the 2010 and 2015 World Equestrian Games, a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team, and a member of the gold medal winning US Team at the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Boyd has produced numerous horses to the four-star level and has many successful students at all levels of the sport. He and his wife Silva, a Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer, own and operate Windurra USA in Cochranville, PA and spend winters at Stable View Farm in Aiken, SC.
Kasey Perry-Glass - Brooke USA Ambassador
Olympian Kasey Perry-Glass joined Brooke USA in November 2016, shortly after riding to the 2016 team bronze medal at the Rio Olympics as part of the U.S. Olympic Dressage team. “My main motivation for becoming an ambassador for Brooke USA is our mutual love for the animals, and the importance of caring for them. The impact that Brooke has in so many countries in terms of educating people on proper care of their working equines is amazing. It was very inspiring to see an organization like this. It’s very close to my heart.”
She currently divides her time between her Wellington, Florida, winter base and Hailey, Idaho.
JJ Tate - Brooke USA Ambassador
JJ Tate has trained and competed 26 horses at the FEI levels, including eight at Grand Prix. She is a top competitor whose devotion to the highest standards of horsemanship and integrity make her a wonderful fit for Brooke USA. She has been long-listed for the World Equestrian Games and represented the United States in competitions abroad.
It's very personal to me, when we’re in Wellington especially, considering the amount of money we spend on our horses. The $500 we spend on a massage for our horses could change the life and nutrition of a working equine. It’s hard to look at, but it’s the truth: turning your head will not make it go away. It’s easy to judge when you’re not in that position, but it is happening. If your family’s next meal depended on that donkey making it home, you’d whip it too, it’s just a matter of perspective and putting yourself in their shoes. Brooke changes their way of thinking, as well as their bond with the animal--making a sustainable impact for the entire community.
Hannah Selleck - Brooke USA Ambassador
Daughter of Hollywood stars Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack, Hannah Selleck fell in love with horses at an early age and enjoyed life around the ranch where she grew up in southern California. Though her parents worked as renowned actors, Selleck found her own passion and decided the equestrian lifestyle was the path where she wanted to focus her career.
Currently, Selleck is showing at the grand prix level and running her Descanso Farm’s boutique breeding operation in California, focusing on producing top quality sport horses within the US. As a high-profile equestrian active in the international arena, Selleck hopes to raise awareness of Brooke USA’s charitable work and to make a difference in the lives of working equines.
“I hope that I can inspire others, especially equestrians, to support this cause. I’m currently raising awareness through promoting their events, speaking to youth, and working on committees. Someday I would love to go on one of their trips and witness the relief first-hand."
Allison Springer - Brooke USA Ambassador
Decorated eventer Allison Springer, a veteran 4* event rider, trainer and coach, aspires to represent the United States in Olympic and international competition, and is a proud Brooke USA Ambassador.
Based in Upperville, Virginia, Springer has earned quite a few accomplishments throughout her career. In addition to many top placings, Springer and her long time partner Arthur won the Carolina International CCI3* in both 2015 and 2016. More recently, she won the 2017 Pedigree Bromont CCI2* and placed second in the Virginia Horse Trials CCI1*.
"I joined Brooke USA because they direct their funds to Brooke, which is so established. It’s proven to be successful all over the world in a number of projects, it’s making a difference and Brooke USA is great at communicating the impacts. That to me is priceless and really motivating. I also felt like I could really make an impact to raise awareness among so many like-minded people, especially considering our common interest of equestrian sports and the obvious welfare of the animals we depend on."
Ramón Dominguez - Brooke USA Ambassador
A fierce competitor on the race track during his career, three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramón Dominguez is excited to join Brooke USA as an ambassador to help spread awareness of the conditions of working equines around the world.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dominguez began his racing career in North America in 1996 and had impressive purse earnings of $191,620,277. Dominguez won three Breeder’s Cup races and set many records in the New York Racing Association. He won 4,985 races during his 17-year riding career, which ended in 2013 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a fall at the Aqueduct Racetrack.
The decorated jockey is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the United States Champion Jockey by wins in 2001 and 2003, the Isaac Murphy Award in 2004, the Eclipse Award consecutively in 2010, 2011, 2012 and the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2012. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Laura Kraut - Brooke USA Ambassador
Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut became an official Brooke USA Advocate in 2015. She said, “How could you not want to help? Looking at the Brooke’s photographs and hearing the stories will initially bring you to tears, but it quickly turns to hope and excitement when you learn about their practical, proven, sustainable solutions to these serious equine welfare issues.” She continued, “While we may jump for sport, these owners are counting on the income generated by their animals to keep their children from going hungry each night.”
Sinead Halpin - Brooke USA Advocate
Sinead Halpin-Maynard is an international competitor and trainer and has been riding at the Advanced level since 1999. In 2011, Sinead earned and maintained her spot on world stage, proving to be a top competitor as well as a class ambassador of the sport by placing 3rd in her first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Sinead is an ICP III Certified Trainer with the USEA and is currently the Area II Young Rider Coach. Sinead is one of the original board members of Professional Riders Organization (PRO), which utilizes the country’s top professional event riders to connect with fans and raise awareness of the sport.
Tik Maynard - Brooke USA Advocate
Tik Maynard is an icon in the equestrian world, combining his passion for riding with the importance of proper training and horsemanship with five generations of knowledge behind his success. Tik represented Canada during the Pan Am Games in 2007and in early 2008, while trying to make the Olympic Team, he suffered a broken my collar bone at the World Cup in Mexico City. Today, Tik’s work combines 3-Day Eventing and Horsemanship. Although he loves the thrill and challenge of eventing, he has been known to say that if he could never ride again, he would be perfectly happy to spend his days working with horses from the ground.