Brooke began taking photos at horse shows as a hobby during college but decided to take it up as a full time enterprise after graduating from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 2003. Since then her photos have graced the front covers of all of the national American Saddlebred publications, Hackney, and Morgan Publications. She is one of, if not the only person, to have an American Saddlebred photo of hers appear in the Wall Street Journal (2011).
Brooke has had a wonderful line up of horses and ponies starting with her very first Shetland Pony, Golden Girl, that was a gift from great friend Sissy Woolums. After Golden Girl, Brooke showed the following horses and ponies in 10 and Under Walk and Trot classes: Trixie, CH Choice Lady, Sweet Angel, Silent Spring, High Stakes Lady, and CH Magna Cum Laude. After 10 and Under classes Brooke showed the following American Saddlebreds in performance and equitation classes: CH Magna Cum Laude, CH Callaway’s Blue Spirit, CH Bright Lights, CH Monster Man, her favorite CH Ramses, What About Bob, Callaway’s Show Me When, CH Sky High Money, CH My Southern Charm, and CH Recoup.
Brooke has also achieved success in showing Hackney ponies starting with her wonderful RWC Arabesque (that is still living at the age of 29 at Werk Way), Texas Tommy, Dun Haven’s Grandiose, Bristol Fashion, and Fit To Be Tide.
Brooke has been instructed her entire life by her father, Brent A. Jacobs, trainer at Werk Way Stables in Georgetown, KY and was also instructed by Lillian Shively at Delovely Farm in Rockport, IN for two years. Brooke has been supported by her mother, Jane, her entire life.