Brooke moved on to the Sprout farm (then a soybean farm) in 2009 and set to work building the organization from the ground up. Her innovation, work ethic, knowledge and attention to detail have allowed Sprout to rise from the ground up. Brooke has boldly led Sprout from a mere soybean farm to a bustling non-profit serving hundreds each year. She was honored as a “30 Under 30” Top Entrepreneur in Loudoun County for her unmatchable efforts.
In 2010, Anna’s father, Bob Koopman was named as an alternate to the USEF Combined Driving Singles Team. They competed at the World Championships in Patroni del Vivaro, Italy with their Morgan, Whippoorwill’s Keep Dancing (Dancer). In 2011 they traded spots on the carriage and Anna took the reins competing successfully at the Intermediate level. As a way of giving back to the community Anna became certified to teach Therapeutic Driving and recently received her certification to teach Therapeutic Riding after being involved with Sprout for a number of years.
Moons – as he is known to his friends – was introduced to Sprout at the 2019 Gallop Gala. Since that evening, he has been drawn to the mission of Sprout and how the staff, instructors, volunteers and horses are dedicated to changing lives through specific programs and therapies. After that evening…his future supporting the mission of Sprout became, in his words was, “Just a matter of time!”
Kayla aims to help riders reach their goals through an approach that builds confidence, understanding of the horse, and a positive relationship between horse and rider. She is thrilled to be part of Sprout, an organization that places such strong values on acceptance, community, and possibility.
Mike works with his full heart and soul. He has a true love for learning and a belief that horses can help people of all ages and bring great joy to them.
I teach at Sprout because horses have always been a way for me to live in the moment and forget about my struggles. Horses have inspired me to grow both mentally and physically and I want to be able to facilitate that feeling of pure joy and personal growth for my students.
Lacy’s passion is to show people that they can achieve their riding dreams, whatever they may be and to open their eyes to many different equine disciplines. She also takes great pride in training/re-training and starting/re-starting horses. Lacy can often be seen in the hunt field with a trail of children & adults with her. She has her colors with both Warrenton and Loudoun Fairfax hunts after nearly 15 seasons combined.
Kate has completed her level I American Hippotherapy Association training in order to provide therapy using equine movement as a treatment protocol. She began her passion for riding growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After moving to Northern Virginia, she volunteered at therapeutic riding facilities in the area. She enjoys seeing the immediate effect of treating with horses, the joyful spirit created by everyone involved and the outcomes that can be achieved.
In January 2020, Klaudia started to volunteer at Sprout. Almost immediately, Klaudia felt like she was part of an extraordinary team. In January 2021, Klaudia accepted the position of a lesson assistant at Sprout. Given Klaudia’s personal experience growing up and working with children with disabilities, Sprout allows her to combine her passion for helping others and her love for horses. The Sprout facility, the horses, the instructors, and staff, make everyone feel like they are a part of something that is larger than life. The partnership they help to build between their horses, riders, volunteers, and instructors is one of a kind and is always focused on providing hope, healing, and empowerment. Regardless of how you arrive, you are sure to be changed for good during your time at Sprout!