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Passion ~ Perseverance ~ Excellence

C. A. Eventing is the coaching and training program of Cathryn Alexa Brekken, focusing on producing Three-Day Eventing, Jumper, and Dressage horses and riders. The program implements a "horse-first" mentality; always putting each horse's individual care first when it comes to training, conditioning, and competition. Cathryn Alexa specializes in Three-Day eventing but also competes professionally in USHJA Jumpers and USDF dressage competitions. Because of this, she is able to offer expert coaching and training based on each horse and rider's unique goals. Horses flourish in a program that can be tailored to their specific strengths. With over 20 years of experience, Cathryn has developed training techniques that are tried, true, and tested! C. A. Eventing offers a range of services from starting horses to show coaching, and everything in between. 

"I began riding at an early age through the United States Pony Club. This early introduction to horse management and Three-Day Eventing has become a life-long passion for me. Three-Day Eventing is the supreme test of both equine and human athletes. It takes an incredible amount of hard work and dedication to produce horses and riders in this sport. I am very proud of the support and teammates C. A. Eventing is developing. I want to invite you to learn about what we do and follow our progress on this site as well as our Facebook page."

-Cathryn Alexa Brekken



Cross Country Schooling: Closed

We will reopen the course in April 2024. See Stony River Farm tab for more info.


(931) 249-0928



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"My horse has rehabilitated in and now thrives in the CAE program. Alexa tailors lessons to the level and physical abilities of both horse and rider. She encourages equestrian growth without shortcuts or pushing the horse/rider beyond their abilities on any given day. She is an upbeat woman who recognizes effort and the "good," as well as give suggestions for improvement that don't feel critical or negative but as ways to build on current skills."

Sandra Van Horn

What riders are saying

Thank you Stony River for building and opening to the public a great cross country course. It is great to have a place to school with water and ditches as well as skinnies, tables, chevrons and jumps with adjustable heights. The footing was fantastic even after a big rain storm and because it is good soil I think it will be fine in the summer too. This is a much needed addition to our local eventing community.

~ Hannah Maloney

Career Highlights

2023, May; 2nd place with Redtail Sorento at Tryon IEC in the 1.10m Speed Class

2023, Apr; 1st place with Conquest of Housie Z at River Glen HT

2021, Aug; 1st place with Redtail Sorento at Tryon IEC in both the 0.80m and 0.90m classes

2021, May; 1st place with Redtail Sorento BN tests A and B at Harlinsdale Farm Dressage

2020, August and October; Two first place finishes at Central Tennessee Dressage Association competitions for Taphouse and Cathryn in the Novice Eventing test B and USDF Training level 

2020, June; 4th place with Coin Toss at Chattahoochee Dressage debuting at the Prix St Georges level 

2019, March; 1st place with Coin Toss at the Heidelberg Cup in Fourth level test 3

2019, February; 2nd place with Coin Toss at their Fourth level debut competing test 3

2018 winner of the prestigious USDF Bronze Medal

2018, August; 2nd place with Coin Toss at Ole South Dressage Third level test 3

2018, February; 1st place with Coin Toss at Jubilee Dressage Second level test 3 

2018, January; 1st place with Fernhill Celebrity at Dressage Under the Oaks First level test 3

2016 5th place finish at Chattahoochee CIC2* (now 3*) with Coin Toss

2016 Winner at Ocala Winter 2 Preliminary with Coin Toss

USEA Gold Medal Award for the Preliminary level

2015 Winner at KY Classique Intermediate with Coin Toss

2014 Winner at River Glen Intermediate with Coin Toss

2014 9th place finish at Hagyard CCI1* with Coin Toss

2014 Winner at Champagne Run I/P with Coin Toss

2013 Winner at Middle TN PC Preliminary with Coin Toss

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