MQHYA Spotlight: Brooke Faerber

Written by MQHYA Reporter, Hannah Inchiostro

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The new year is starting with a spotlight on 18-year-old, Brooke Faerber. Brooke has been riding and showing for 10 years. She grew up with horses and always wanted to be a little show girl! Most recently, Brooke showed Shaq who she had raised and trained for four years. Shaq has a quirky attitude, which is Brooke’s favorite quality of his. Shaq is always getting into trouble, but he knows when it is show time and puts on his game face. At the shows, Brooke loves the family atmosphere and that everyone is willing to help each other, but could do without the extremely early morning rises. Horses take up almost all of Brooke’s free time but when she can, she enjoys working out and walking. Something you may not know about Brooke is that she has an incurable neurological condition that affects her heart and nervous system.


Of all the memories that Brooke and Shaq have shared, their first show is unforgettable. He is the first foal that she has raised and trained on her own. She was very proud of him and what they accomplished. Brooke’s accomplishments are nothing close to limited. She was 3x circuit champions at the Gateway Classic and 3rd zone 5 youth APHA in 2017 with Large N Lukin Good. Brooke was also Miss Rodeo Troy 2017 with Bonanza Macs Big Molly, and the All-Around High Point 2012- 2016 for Mid Rivers Saddle Club with Delux to the Max. Outside of horses, Brooke is proud to have received over half of her college tuition in scholarships through involvement in organizations. One of her favorite memories is spending time at her grandpa’s house. He would always make breakfast for her before a long day of showing.


When Brooke grows up, which is not too far away, she wants to be an Equine Nutritionist. Brooke’s biggest supporters are her parents, and her grandpa watching over her. Hopefully in the next 10 years, Brooke will be graduating college and beginning a successful career in the equine industry.