"Ever since I was a kid, I knew I was going to ride horses for the rest of my life."
Julia began riding aged seven at the Royal Jockey Club in Hong Kong. Julia competed in the London Olympics 2012, currently competing on the Longines Global Champions tour circuit along with long time student and friend Georgie Harvey. Julia is based in Germany. Her horse of a lifetime time is Copabella Vegas. Julia is married to 5* international showjumper Denis Lynch.
"You have to be fearless to become an equestrian."
Spurred by the encouragement of his supportive parents, Shane Sweetnam began horseriding in Ireland at age 5. Now a rider of international standing, he counts many key wins among his impressive career profile. Based in the states Shane rides for Spy Coast farm and has his own operation in Sweetoak farm. Shane is always supporting the young talent to give them the springboard they need to make it to the top.
"Confidence is important."
Janika, who comes from a family of riders, took up riding at age four and she got her national licence at age 12. Originally based in Reitsportzentrum Galms in Lausen, Switzerland Janika is now based in Belgium. With consistent placing on the five star circuit, Janika biggest success to date was winning the Falsterbo Grand Prix in 2015. Janika now has her heart set for the Olympics 2016.
"The small details are what really make a difference."
Cian is an Irish International show jumping rider, coach, horse producer and consultant. Based in Ireland, Cian moves between Europe and the USA and achieved the pinnacle of his sporting career to date when claiming individual bronze at the London Olympic Games 2012. Cian will be based in Florida for winter 2016/2017 with his team of professional students.
"Riding is a risky business, but it’s what I live for"
Georgina is the youngest daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A modern day wonder woman, this professional multitasker is proving you can have it all. Georgina has proved herself on the world stage of Showjumping with a string of wonderful horses including Juvina, Caleno, Lilli, Manodie and Crown. Trained by top Irish coach Jimmy Doyle, Georgina is taking the world by storm and will be based in Florida at the Winter Equestrian Festival for winter 2016/2017.
"Horses are the best teachers. You can learn the most from the Horses."
Two time bronze medal winning U.S. Pan American Team rider Todd Minikus continues to add to his decorated record of over 130 national and international Grand Prix wins. After turning professional in 1980, Todd immediately started to work on earning prestigious titles at competitions around the world and continues to soar in the show jumping world.
“With Bertram there to help me with my riding and his sister April managing
the stable I think the future looks bright.”
Jack's career on horses began at 14 when he was a member of the silver medal winning Irish team at the children's Europeans in Istanbul. Jack moved to Hickstead in England when he was 16 to train with Shane Breen for a year. After finishing school Jack spent over a year riding for Cian O'Connor and then moved to Germany and began working for Cameron Hanley. Now working for world number 6 Bertram Allen Jack he has the chance to ride amazing horses and work with an amazing team. Jack has had a string of wins in 2016 European circuit and will be based in Germany for 2017.