International Dressage Trainer Oded Shimoni Trains British Champions In UK

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wellington, FL (September 22, 2009)- As a veteran of two World Equestrian Games and two European Championships, international dressage trainer Oded Shimoni has become a sought-after clinician around the world. Due to his extensive experience and consistent success, Shimoni now travels monthly to the UK where he teaches members of the British Olympic and World Championship dressage team. Shimoni describes traveling the globe to train Britain’s top dressage competitors “it is a fantastic experience.”  Shimoni’s monthly excursions take him to the farm of Captain Mark Phillip and his wife Sandy.  “Sandy, who is an American-born equestrian now competes for Great Britain. She was reserve for the 1996 British Olympic team and a member of the 1999 European Dressage team,” Shimoni said.

Jane Bredin has ridden for Great Britain in the Atlanta and Beijing Olympics and her husband Aram Gregory who rode in the 2008 Olympics for Hong Kong, also attend Shimoni’s UK clinics as does World Champion British team member Anna Ross-Davies. “I am a progression oriented person so I get a lot of satisfaction out of watching the riders and horses improve through the system from clinic to clinic,” Shimoni said.

When he is not teaching clinics, Shimoni can be found training and teaching at Arlene “Tuny” Page’s world-class facility, Stillpoint Farm, in Wellington, Florida. He has trained an impressive number of his clients up to the ranks of FEI competition and coaches some of the most successful trainers and riders in the business today.

Shimoni is a native of Israel, a country that lacks a history of equestrian sport. That hasn’t slowed down Shimoni, who has reached levels only a handful of dressage riders in the world have achieved. Oded was the first Israeli to qualify for and compete in the World Equestrian Games. He made his first trip to WEG for the 1998 competition in Rome, Italy aboard the mare Amora. Oded returned to WEG in 2002 in Jerez, Spain on the Dutch Warmblood gelding Glenstern.

Shimoni also became the first Israeli dressage rider to qualify for the Olympic Games, which he did with two different horses for the 2004 Games. For more information visit Oded Shimoni's Trainer listing on DressageDaily