Rob is a licensed and insured equestrian trainer, judge, and clinician based in Seattle, WA.
- Owner of Horse IQ, LLC
- USEF Licensed "r" Judge
- USHJA Consultant
- Sidelines Magazine Columnist
- USHJA Certified Trainer
Rob received a BA in 2011 from St. Andrews University where he studied Politics and Equine Business Management. During his time as an undergraduate student Rob had tremendous success on the IHSA team and the Show Teams. Highlights include winning IHSA Nationals in Novice Fences in 2009 and winning the Cacchione Cup Flat phase in 2011. Rob also earned championships in Florida on the show team on several different mounts during his time spent at St. Andrews.
In 2017 Rob completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) also from St. Andrews University. Rob has completed his coursework for a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University.
Being a judge gives Rob a unique advantage when coaching his students and helping them understand what the judge's expectations and perspectives are. He has competed on the east coast in USEF ‘A” and “AA” shows as far north as Pennsylvania and as far south as the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. Rob is passionate about helping riders reach their individual riding goals both at a local level and a national level.
Rob has developed a talent for patiently bringing along horses & riders and helping them excel in the Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation rings. His attention to detail and passion for the sport is evident in his teachings.
Rob shown here with his niece after graduating from St. Andrews University with his MBA