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“Big Mike” Barisone Jets in for Olympic Preparations

I would like to thank members of the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate who rallied together to send Michael Barisone over to England for a second time.  "Big Mike" trains both Silva and me in the art of dressage back home in the States.He was here for four days working with me on all my horses here in the Olympic training camp.  The first two days he spent working on the horses' engagement and connection, then on days three and four, we started performing the four-star test that will be ridden Read more...

"Big Mike" Barisone Jets in for Olympic Preparations

I would like to thank members of the Otis Barbotiere Syndicate who rallied together to send Michael Barisone over to England for a second time.  "Big Mike" trains both Silva and me in the art of dressage back home in the States.He was here for four days working with me on all my horses here in the Olympic training camp.  The first two days he spent working on the horses' engagement and connection, then on days three and four, we started performing the four-star test that will be ridden at the Games.Otis Read more...

Fitness Work in England

Training in England is going well with the US team. All of the horses look like they have shipped well, and are in good form for next week's final outing.On Saturday the team of horses all galloped at Jackdaws Castle in Gloucester. It was an amazing farm with a choice of all weather gallops that are usually used for the horses that are in training with race trainer Jonjo O'Niell.Remi, Neville and Otis trotted up the shorter hill once and then did one slow canter, then a faster canter up the big hill.More Read more...

Fitness Work in England

Training in England is going well with the US team. All of the horses look like they have shipped well, and are in good form for next week's final outing.On Saturday the team of horses all galloped at Jackdaws Castle in Gloucester. It was an amazing farm with a choice of all weather gallops that are usually used for the horses that are in training with race trainer Jonjo O'Niell.Remi, Neville and Otis trotted up the shorter hill once and then did one slow canter, then a faster canter up the big hill.More Read more...
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