Brookwood Farm is owned and operated by Rush Weeden, whose passion for horses began at 8 years old. He grew up in Cazenovia, New York, until the age of 15, when his family moved to the Chicago area and took up residence in Lake Forest, Illinois, where Rush began working at a horse farm. That very farm was later purchased in 1985, by Rush and his father, and named Brookwood Farm, after the Weeden's family home in New York. In 2008, the Brookwood Farm business relocated to its current home, purchased by Rush, in Antioch. The new property was named Annali Farm, after the Weedens' daughters, Anne and Allison, but continues to operate under the name Brookwood Farm.
With more than 30 years of experience riding and training at the top level of the sport, both nationally and internationally, Rush brings a wealth of knowledge to all of his hunter, jumper and equitation riders. He has competed and earned top placings in both hunter and jumper disciplines, throughout the midwest and in Colorado, New York, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Spruce Meadows, to name a few. He also qualified horses for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Capital Challenge and the National, both in Kentucky and when it was held in Madison Square Garden. Rush is also no stranger to the Grand Prix ring, having shown in highly-recognized classes around the country. His success in the ring and dedication to putting his clients first, have produced top results and afforded his clients the skills necessary to achieve their goals.