What Matters Most

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Despite how much he enjoys dressage and his competitive success, Cesar notes that what he really enjoys most in life is his wife of 17 years, Marcela, and their two children, Federico, 17, and Nicole, 15. Both are athletes, but not so much in equestrian sports, although they do help out around the barn. Nicole plays field hockey and is in track. Federico is a soccer star. Marcela serves as Cesar’s eye on the ground and with the help of assistant Katie Riley, keeps Cesar’s business on track.

In sum, Cesar is a man who believes in pursuing not only success, but also dreams. He has most certainly made his own dreams come true and works tirelessly to help others achieve their dreams as well, whether those others are students or clients. Cesar is a seasoned international competitor and trainer who religiously stands by the training principles of classical dressage. His training is grounded in the belief that every horse must first learn correct basics before attempting the more difficult movements. Because of this, Cesar believes that following the training scale closely and addressing every step in each horse’s education is crucial.

Cesar is a man with a philosophy, a fierce passion for dressage, and a sincere love for horses. All of this paired with his incredible attention to detail has paid off in the show ring. As a competitor, trainer and teacher, Cesar has proven himself to be a truly valuable contributor to the sport of dressage.

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