Rebekah is an attorney with Thienel Law Firm, LLC, based in Columbia, Maryland. Her practice focuses on business law, litigation, landlord/tenant law, real estate, family law, equine and animal law. Rebekah is a native Washingtonian and comes from a long line of DC business owners. She has continued her family’s entrepreneurial tradition by founding a home improvement company with her husband, a property development and management company with her family, Bright Lusk Properties, LLC, and operating Windy Oak Farm. Rebekah’s law practice affords her the opportunity to work from home (on the days when she is not in court), which gives her the flexibility to manage her other companies, care for the horses, and ride!
Rebekah started riding at age 7 at summer camp in Virginia. She fell in love with riding and horses and started taking lessons throughout the year. After her family moved to Darnestown, MD when she was in 4th grade, her parents bought her first horse, a green Thoroughbred off the race track. In middle school and high school, she rode hunters, jumpers, and participated in Pony Club, riding in her first event at age 10. Rebekah attended college in Chicago where she still couldn’t stay away from horses. When Rebekah returned to Maryland in 2003, she started leasing Peepers and purchased her about a year later. Rebekah has successfully Evented through Training level and has started focusing much of her training on learning classical Dressage skills and started competing at First Level during the summer of 2011. Rebekah was elected to the board of the Potomac Valley Dressage Association in November of 2011 and currently holds the position of Chairman. Rebekah is constantly striving to be a better rider, taking lessons and attending clinics with some of the top trainers; including, Stuart Pittman, Todd Bryan, Phillip Dutton, and Linda Zang; and she is currently training with Ashley Kennedy and Eugene Abello.
When Rebekah is not working, riding or donating her time to community activities, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Mirabelle, 2 dogs, Cooper and Stella, and sailing, swimming, practicing Yoga & Pilates, and traveling.