DONALD CHESKA | Donald began riding and competing as early as 6 years old. The entire Cheska family, including his twin brother Richard, has been involved with horses for years. In 1990 Donald was named the Rolex/NGA Rider of the Year and winner of the 1990 Zurich Challenge. He continued on to win 45 other grand prix and competed in 7 World Cup Finals. Donald was also a team Gold medalist at the Pan Am Games in Venezuela.
Currently, Donald is still competing as well as mentoring his own students. He focuses on teaching horsemanship, pairing horse and rider carefully, and making sure his students are having fun while they learn his techniques.
RICHARD CHESKA | Richard has competed on the Grand Prix circuit for over 40 years, with over 20 wins to his credit. Over the past 20 years Rich has consistently imported high quality industry horses. Using his knowledge and background to balance the match of horse and rider to his clients. Continuing to this day, Rich shares his time training and showing with his own clientele and in Europe looking for horses.
LAURA KRAUT | Laura is a member of the U.S. Show Jumping Team, a well-established international competitor, and Olympic champion. She represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic Games, in Hong Kong, taking home the gold. Laura’s accomplishments also include numerous World Cup Finals and Nation’s Cup teams. Winning over 100 grand prix’s, she is on the All-Time Money list in career earnings. Today she primarily focuses on the development of riders through the coaching and strategies she has gained in over 30 years of competition.