Our Team

Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex is jointly managed by Melissa Brusie and Amy Swerdlin.
Melissa Brusie Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex Manager Hunter Jumper

Melissa Brusie

Hunter/Jumper Manager

Phone: 561-635-2661 | Email: mbrusie@mac.com

A lifelong equestrian, Melissa has been a hunter/jumper rider the majority of her life and she is currently enjoying learning the art of dressage. In the dressage saddle, she has earned her USDF Bronze Medal and is currently working toward earning her Silver Medal.

Melissa graduated from Indiana University and pursued a career in hotel management by working for the Hilton Hotel Corporation for 12 years. In 2003, she dedicated herself to making Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex a world-class facility. She has managed many expansions to develop the Sports Complex into its modern-day capacity.

As the Hunter/Jumper Business Manager, Melissa strives to provide the best conditions for all of her clients that will allow them to succeed in their equestrian endeavors. She is especially proud of the great friendships and community environment that has been built at PBESC. She finds it most rewarding to see new clients show up at the beginning of a season and watch how they become part of the PBESC family by the end of the circuit.

Melissa strives to ensure clients are happy and pleased to call PBESC their home by providing exceptional footing and excellent quality jump courses in three hunter/jumper rings. Her efforts help attract some of the industry’s leading riders who now call the Complex their home.

Melissa is married to Dr. Bob Brusie, Head of Surgery at Palm Beach Equine Clinic.  They have two daughters that are in high school and college.  She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, and playing with her French bulldog, Panda.

Amy Swerdlin

Dressage Manager

Phone: 561-346-6946 | Email: abradleywlcc@hotmail.com

Amy Swerdlin has been involved with horses since she was eight years old.  Over 20 years ago she decided to focus on the sport of dressage, and since that time she has advanced to be one of top amateur riders on the Wellington circuit, as well as nationally. 

A USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist, Amy and is currently working to complete her USDF musical freestyle bars.  She enjoys training her Oldenburg horses from a young age up to the FEI levels with the help of her coach, Jan Brons.  In fact, a couple of the horses that she currently competes are products of her own boutique breeding program.  The highlights of her competition career thus far include:

  • 19 Regional Championship titles and six Reserve Championship titles with 10 different horses.
  • Two National Champion titles and five Top 3 placings at the US Dressage Finals.
  • Seven Champion titles with four different horses in the Adequan/USDF Adult Amateur Year End Awards.

A recently licensed “r” dressage judge, Amy also enjoys donating her time to USDF by serving as their Awards Committee Chair, in addition to participating in Region Three’s Championship Site Selection Committee and her local group member organization. 

Being a focused competitor herself, Amy ensures that all PBESC’s clients have an exceptional training experience through her daily on-site management of the facility.  She expects only the best for her horses and wants to provide that piece of mind for all patrons of the Sports Complex.

Amy is married to Dr. Scott Swerdlin, President of Palm Beach Equine Clinic. Outside the Sports Complex, Amy enjoys hiking and fly fishing on vacations in Montana and spending time with her dogs Lucas and Darby.