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About szipi

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Date of Birth
August 13, 1969 (45)
About szipi
Location:
Wellborn, Florida
Occupation:
riding instructor/trainer
Interests:
horses, olympic sports, swimming
Biography:
Education:
1994-1997 Doctoral student, Agronomy, Iowa State University
1990-1994 MS Agricultural Chemistry, Pannon University, Hungary
1988-1990 BS Agriculture, Pannon University, Hungary
1994-1996 Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1991 Graduate Research Assistant, ETH University, Zurich, Switzerland
1990 Graduate Research Assistant, Bayer Agriculture Research Facility, Leverkusen, Germany
1989-1990 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Pannon University, Hungary

Military Service:
1987-1988 Hungarian National Army

Experience:
1998-present Owner/Head Trainer Prairie Pines Sporthorses, Wellborn, FL
1993-1998 Owner/Head Trainer Prairie Pines Sporthorses, Ames, IA
1993-1994 Adjunct Instructor, Equestrian Studies, Iowa State University
1992 Equestrian Team Trainer, Pannon University, Hungary
1991 Freelance Rider/Trainer, Zurich, Switzerland
1990 Rider, Reiterhof Gut Blee, Monheim, Germany
1988-1990 Student Hungarian Riding Academy, Pannon University

Certificates:
American Riding Instructors’ Association (ARIA)
Level 3 (Advanced) certification, dressage and show jumping

Accomplishments:
Trained stallions Lasting Impression, Lansing and Lotus T from young horses to Grand Prix/Mini Prix levels in show jumping and regular working level in hunter division
Bred, trained and gained full approval for four stallions with Belgian, Holsteiner and Rhinelander Associations.
Bred numerous premium foals and performance tested premium mares for the American Holsteiner Horse Association.
Bred, trained and showed numerous USDF DSHB winners
Professional handler at sport horse breeding shows and at inspections for all major breed associations
Prepared stallions for 100-day stallion test
Competed with Holsteiner stallion Connecticut to win breed classes at Dressage at Devon
Hosted annual Belgian Warmblood approvals at Prairie Pines Farm for past eight years
Served on American Holsteiner Horse Association Board of Directors and Breeding Committee
Conduted nationwide clinics in show jumping and dressage
Conducted joint clinics with Olympic silver medalist Greg Best
Guest speaker at major horse expositions including Equintana USA
Successful A-circuit jumper competitor in the United States from 1.0-1.5 meters, hunter competitor from pre-green to regular working hunters, dressage from training level to Intermediare
Successful jumper competitor in Europe from 1.0-1.6 meters, dressage from L to S levels
International level swimmer, pentathlete and fencer
Professional fencing instructor
Collegiate national champion in 100 meter breaststroke in Hungary
Hungarian military champion in 100 meter breaststroke

Awards:
Presidential Scholarship, 1989-91
National All-Academic Collegiate Athlete, Hungary 1990-91
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, Iowa State University, 1993-94

Mentors:
Frank Gombolay, Olympic and World Cup show jumping coach
Hans Senn, International dressage and show jumping master
Greg Best, Olympic silver medalist in show jumping
Sigfried Winkler, German dressage master
J.P. Giacomini, French classical dressage master
Herwig Radnetter, trainer, Spanish Riding School in Vienna

References:
Dr. Katherine Kenning (Student): 843-450-3372
Dr. Anne Moore (Owner, Kent Hill Farm): 303-324-6614
Christie Gold (Student): 813-625-5070
Frank Gombolay (International Show Jumping coach): 352-598-9543
Polly Benson (Dressage Trainer; Owner, Firefly Farms): 612-803-8470
Dr. Patricia Foley (USDA Veterinarian; former student/business partner): 515-597-3294

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