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Meet the Owner of Brookside Show Stable

Genna Centolanza: Owner, Head Trainer & Manager

1. If you were a customer, why would you choose to go to Brookside?

Owning Brookside was my childhood dream. From years of experience, I took what I loved, and learned from what I was less enthusiastic about, to create a fun, safe, drama-free, family atmosphere where people want to be.

2. What are your tips or tricks for success in business?

Hard work and dedication is the key to business. You have to want to be in the equestrian industry and be willing to put in the hours and years of blood, sweat, and tears. 

How do you manage a work/home balance?

My career is not a job, but a lifestyle. Caring for over 25 horses, I work 12-hour days, at least six days per week. It helps to have a family who understands that I might miss some holidays because the horses don’t take a day off.

4. What are your future goals for your business?

Since 2014, we have grown from six horses to over 25 and have vastly expanded our lesson program. I would like to continue with this growth and also remain a facility where students feel safe and welcome to learn how to ride and compete. I want to give them all the life lessons that come with these wonderful animals.

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