Leslie Gottesman

40563 Featherbed Lane Lovettsville, VA 20180

 

OBJECTIVE

Seeking an equine related position allowing for demonstration of care, training and riding skills proven by 30+ years of successful equine management.

PROFILE

Motivated, personable equine professional with over thirty years of experience caring for, training and riding horses. Talent for working with un-started and problem horses as well as their owners. Demonstrated history of turning out polished, well-mannered horses. Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, structured and thorough, effective working alone or as a cooperative team member.

Flexible and versatile able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

SKILLS SUMMARY

        Hunters

        Jumpers

        Pleasure

        Fox Hunting

        Eventing

        Judged Pleasure Rides

        National Appaloosa Circuit

        Trail

        Apprenticeship

        Certification

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Many years of lessons, across disciplines: Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers, Combined Training, Reining.

    Successful at local hunter and jumper shows.

    Successfully competed at Training Level, Area II, from Virginia to New Jersey. Represented Area II in the Adult Team Championships, Gladstone, NJ.

    Lower level Dressage.

    Competed on the Appaloosa Circuit up and down the East coast and as far West as Oklahoma. Attended the National (placed as high as 3rd) and World (placed as high as 8th) shows. Owned, rode, and trained the
     Number One Working Hunter and Amateur/Owner Working Hunter in the Nation.

    Have owned horses consistently for the last 38 years.

    Currently live on a farm and board horses.

    Completed a Certification Program which involved starting 2 horses under saddle and taking them through a year long training course, exposing them to trail work, driving, reining, dressage, and jumping. Started a
     Suffolk Punch stallion as test horse/final exam.

    Groomed for upper level Dressage rider.

    Foal imprinting at Silverwood Farm.

    Clinics: Linda Tellington-Jones, Julie Goodnight, Kathleen Lindley, Wendy Murdoch, Mark Rashid, Joe Fargis, Torrance Watkins, Wash BishopJohn Lyons, GaWaNi Pony Boy, Richard Shrake

EDUCATION

Certification, July 2002, Cumberland, VA

Apprenticeship, March 2001, Cumberland, VA

Masters of Science Information Systems. December 1996, American University, Washington, DC.

Bachelor of Business Administration. May 1987, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Major: Management Information Systems, Minor: Economics and German