Hi, here is my story I will try to make it short.
I have been riding horses all of my life since I was 3 yrs old. I graduated from Meredith Manor School of Horsemanship and at the top of my class. I have showed horses since  I was 10 yrs.
I specialize in Western Pleasure and Western Riding, but I train the all-around horse. I’am a World Champion and I have coached youth and non-pro to National and World Championship titles. In 1991, I went to Europe and trained horses, non-pro and youth plus coached the Isreal team at the youth World Cup. I have won the European Championship in every breed Appaloosa, Paint, Quarter, even Arabians.   I have Won at the European Championship in most every event from halter to trail, hunter hack, reining I train the all around horse. I have won the Italian Championships in every event my most memorable was Jr. Reining, I have won the European in Barrels.
The World Championships between me and my custmers I have won around 40 times in the US, the European Championship close to one hundred.
I have worked for Arrowhead Farms, Sweethill Ranch, in the US in Europe Edi Rossato, Casanova Quarter Horses, Acero, Scuderia Groane, I’am now back in the United States
I worked for Steve Cruse Show Horses, Mark Shaffer Show Horses and this year I’am working for Beck Farms, David and Wayne Beck.
I worked and showed for Mark Shaffer at the 2008 World Show. I showed at the World Show placing 3rd over all in the limited western pleasure, and 8th in the open and high placing lady rider.
Let me know if this is ok, I got to thinking and there are too many wins to name between all three breeds. I can name a few the most important and the same with the youth name the most important.
Horses: Miss Ilanous, Leaguers Zippin Lady, Zips Bonanza, Katies Time, Stlyish Sensation, Kansas, Zippo these last too can’t remember there real names. The most famous is Might Ambrose I will never have another like him.
Youth and Non-Pro: Cristina Cozzo, Elena Cerutti, Isabella Marini Wigley,  Silvia Possoli, Alessandro Girellidi, my most famous Roni Slavin a great person and a friend.

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