Rita Brown holds her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Rita also holds her USDF bronze, silver, and gold medals. She is a USEF R judge working towards her S. She has ridden multiple horses at the Grand Prix level, two of which she trained herself. She also has won many regional titles at all levels on client horses and her own.
As an instructor Rita has helped over 15 people earn their silver medal and many more to achieve their bronze. She also has a few students that have earned their Gold medals as well. For the past 22 years Rita has been running her business out of the Costellos' beautiful Longmeadow Farm in Scituate, Mass.; where she sublets the facility and offers board and training for competitive dressage horses and riders.
Currently Rita is working with Shelly Francis as well as regularly attending and participating in various clinics and other educational opportunities. She attributes her classical education to having the opportunity to work in Florida every winter or the past 16 years. Rita has had the opportunity to study or clinic with Christopher Hickey, Pam Goodrich, Voker Moritz, Catherine Haddad, Morten Thomsen, Ulla Salzgeber, Steffan Peters, Henk Van Bergen, Debbie McDonald, and more.