Monday, July 27, 2009

Pierre St. Jacques

Pierre has recently relocated to Ocala from Wellington. Pierre St Jacques is a Grand Prix rider, trainer, and instructor. Pierre has been riding and training horses for over 20 years and began his dressage training with Carol Lavell. He now regularly trains with United States Equestrian Team coach, Klaus Balkenhol.

In 2003 Pierre and his horse, Lucky Tiger, were 5th in the Intermediare I Championships and won a spot on the USA Pan American Team. They went on to win the team gold at the 2003 Pan American games held in the Dominican Republic. They were also the top placed US rider in the Intermediare I. In 2003, 2004 and 2005 Pierre went to Germany and spent 3 month each year training with Klaus Balkenhol, coach of the US Equestrian team.

Pierre is known for his ability to successfully train difficult, yet talented horses, and bring them to their full potential. He is also known for his work with stallions.

Below is a video of Pierre and his horse Lucky Tiger at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USDF Dressage Festival of Champions. They were Grand Prix reserve champions.

Pierre is also training my wife Dixie and her horse Royalton. He is accepting new students and you can reach him at 561-301-2048.

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