Ron is one of our valued trainers who splits his time between Shining Valley Farm here in the US and in Israel. During his early years in Israel, Ron served as both an active duty medic and instructor in the Israeli army and was discharged with honors in 1992. He then served as Director of the Israel National Federation for Sport Riding, designing and implementing the curriculum, for riding instructors across Israel. Returning several times a year, he participates as a Consultant and Trainer in this Program.
Ron trained with Dutch Olympic Rider and two-time Silver Medalist, Albert Voorn and studied Dressage with Internationally Known FEI Grand Prix Judge Karel Aijkenar. Furthering is education, he rode with Valt Jean Ban der Schans and Henk Punt in Holland.
In 1996 Ron came to the US as representative for the German-based line of hoof products Luwex Gmbh, becoming the sole North American distributor for the Luwex line of products known as "Air Ride Hoof Cushion" and a wide variety of therapeutic hoof pads. While Developing the Luwex business, Ron began riding and training in Massachusetts and in 2000 purchased the property.
Holding Dual Citizenship, Ron travels between America and Israel training, showing and teaching clinics. Offering full training and showing at the top level "A" circuit, he maintains an active show schedule successfully competing both his client's and his own horses in jumpers up to Grand Prix with countless wins from New England to Wellington, being voted Best Professional Jumper Rider by the Judges at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club show!
Ron enjoys great success in developing green horses for the show ring in Hunters, Dressage and Jumpers to Grand Prix.