We are very excited to have American Dressage Rider Pierre St. Jacques as our Spotlight Dressage Athlete. You will enjoy following Pierre along with us on his quest to be selected for the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games. (Photo Credit: www.Dressagetoday.com)
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.
Listen to Pierre’s initial interview in episode 51.
Get an update on Pierre’s progress and his marriage in episode 60.
Visit Pierre’s website at www.pierrestjacquesdressage.com.
Pierre St Jacques and Lucky Tiger compete in the Grand Prix at the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey. Pierre and Lucky Tiger placed second with a 68.59%.