About the Company
Brookway Stables is ideally located at Middle Ranch, only two minutes from the 210 Freeway and close to many major cities in the Los Angeles area.
Brookway’s horses are stabled at The Main Ranch. Each box stall measures 12 feet by 14 feet, with a few larger stalls measuring 14 feet by 18 feet. Strategically constructed barns help keep horses comfortable in the warmer months.
The Ranch provides individual tack lockers, cross-ties, hot walkers, wash racks, turnouts, and a jump chute. All boarders and family members have full access to the Clubhouse facilities including administrative offices, lounge areas, kitchen, conference/banquet room, swimming pool, spa, tennis court and men’s and women’s locker/shower rooms.
“I Am Very Fortunate”
Horses have always loomed large in Archie Cox’s life. As a junior rider on the East Coast, he was already competing on the national level; in 1985 he was the first male rider in ten years to win the United States Equestrian Team Gold Medal. He also was earning ribbons at the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals. Riding for the equestrian team at New Jersey’s Drew University, he repeatedly captured individual and team regional and national Intercollegiate Horse Show Associate titles.
In the spring of 1992, Archie moved to California, where he worked for the next several years with top trainer Karen Healey. In December 2000, he opened his own business, Brookway Stables – named after his grandparents’ farm in Maine – at Middle Ranch in Lakeview Terrace. There he typically has thirty to thirty-five horses in training and twelve to fifteen students/clients, from pony riders to older amateurs.
Of his students, Archie says, “I should be proud, but it’s almost more like ‘Oh, my gosh!’ I am very fortunate to have students who have won the junior and senior Pacific Coast Medal Finals and California Professional Horseman’s Association Medal Finals. Brookway horses have been Champion or Reserve at Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, the Metropolitan National Horse Show, and the National Horse Show in West Palm Beach. We’ve had 45 USEF national champions, and my student Matthew Sereni won the 2003 ASPCA Maclay Finals.”
“I really love teaching,” Archie adds. “I like to see the relationship between horse and rider develop. And I’m very fortunate to have had great success choosing horse-and-rider combinations. But again, I am also fortunate to have great customers who have confidence in the choices I make.”