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Gary Mittleider is an ICP Level 3 Certified Instructor with years of eventing, training and coaching experience. He has won numerous year-end awards at the regional and national level as a rider and has coached riders through the Advanced level of eventing.
A bit of history about Gary and Rocky Hollow Farm: 
Throughout the years, Gary Mittleider has had quite an extensive history with horses. Originally, he a cowboy at Macky bar ranch. This ranch provided guides for hunting, trail riding and fly-fishing. It is still exists today and is located along the Salmon River in Idaho. However, in the late 1970’s, Gary started to recognizing that there was quite growing market for training and selling young race horses. He left his dude ranch life behind and began training young thoroughbreds at the track in 1977.

Eventually, Gary and his wife Brenda decided to start their own business by purchasing a five-acre property in Kuna, Idaho in the fall of 1980. It’s hard to believe now, but when they first bought the property it was nothing but five acres of dirt and tumbleweeds. All of the current fencing, barns and infrastructures have been built throughout the years, and a further 15 acres was added. The first thing to be built was was a small red bard, with 12 X 12 box stalls for the horses and of course a small racetrack. Then, they began to build their house, and a small outdoor ring which was about ½ size of the current arena. Eventually, Gary took a liking to jumping and eventing. As Gary began shifting his interest from the racetrack to jumping, he felt always his strength was galloping cross country. His early mentors Bob Mc Donald, Gene Louis and Ernest Herrmann all influenced his riding and teaching style. During the early times of his eventing career he also worked at a saddle shop making quality western saddles.

Sara Mittleider is one on the youngest rising stars in the sport of Three Day Eventing. She and her horse, El Primero, leaped onto the international eventing radar screen in 2004 with their 13th place finish at the Fairhill International CCI*** Three Day Event in Elkton, MD.
 
She competed with El Primero at Rolex in 2006 and was again the highest placing young rider, finishing in 14th place. She was also awarded the coveted Best conditioned Horse Award. This showing against some of the top Olympic level riders in the World gained them an invitation from the United States Equestrian Federation to travel to England, train with the US team, and be a team alternate for the World Equestrian Games which were held in Aachen, Germany that summer.
  
In 2007 they competed at the Kentucky Three Day Event and finished in 12th place, again the highest placing young rider. She is the first rider to win the award 3 times.
 
They also placed 2nd in the 2007 World Cup Qualifier. She and El Primero are currently working toward selection to the US Equestrian Eventing Team for the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in China later this year. Sara trains event horses and teaches dressage and jumping lessons throughout the US and at her family’s farm in Kuna, Idaho. El Primero, aka, Tony is a 1995 Thoroughbred gelding. He is 15.2 hands with his shoes on. He is a bay with a star on his face. Tony was bred and foaled in Nampa, Idaho by Jesus Trejo. He is the first foal for his dam, Classic Allure, hence his name "The First" in Spanish. After being shown to several prospective buyers, and rejected due his small stature, Sara claimed him for her own and gave him the barn name of Tony. He is living up to his name, The First.
Here is his list of firsts.
-- The First Idaho bred horse to compete at the highest level in eventing, the CCI**** level.
-- The First Idaho bred horse to be named to the US Equestrian Federation High Performance List.
--  The First Idaho horse to be short listed for a US Equestrian Team to compete abroad.
--  The First Idaho bred horse to be considered for an Olympic Team.
--  The First Les Bois Park graduate to make his name in the big time of the Sport Horse World.
Attila started riding at the age of 16. He has always had an interest in horses.  He was the first in his family to do so, and although his family was supportive, Attila had to take a lot of initiative on his own, some times riding his bike 12 mi a day to reach the stable!   In high school there was a show jumping stable near the school where Attila received his first formal education with horses. Competing in the Hungarian C.I.C 1star Championships at the age of 18 he finished 3rd in the YR div. and 4th in the Junior class.
 
After graduating he moved to Germany to train with Beeke Kaack (a 4 star rider) as a working student. Attilla spent his time grooming and riding young horses, and competing for a year and a half, before moving on to receive an assistant position with Nicolai Aldinger, who was working for Olympic Champion, Andreas Dibowski. Attila spent 1 and half years involved with that program before moving to the United States where he hopes to continue on to his Olympic goals.
 
UPDATE: Attila ranked 3rd place eventing rider in Hungary - 2016!!
 

Brenda is the logistics, visionary and social glue of the Mittleider Eventing Team! Not to mention that over the years she has developed an incredible eye, a wealth of veterinary knowledge and knows the ins and outs of the complex job of grooming and crewing for an upper-level event rider better than just about anybody!

Brenda is the "Max Corcoran" of the Mittleider Team. You want to know what it takes to get to the FEI competition, what paper and shots you need to go over seas, what to expect at your first horse trials and what equipment you may need, Brenda is who you go to!

Brenda has been active on many boards at the State and National level of USEA, as giving back to and growing the sports of eventing and dressage is a passion in her life.