Joey Currais

 

Very few trainers in this Country     

      have the prestige of being       Champion or Reserve in all three divisions at Pony Finals, as does

              Joey Currais


Joey Currais began riding at the young age of six and ever since then has been involved in Hunter/Jumper world-riding, showing, training and heading up show barns. An accomplished junior rider, Joey made his way to national finals in the pony hunters, equitation and jumpers. After a successful junior career,  he transitioned to teaching and managing show horses, drawing from the opportunities he had along the way to learn from many top riders and trainers such as Jimmy Torano, Chris Kappler, Margie Hough, Jennifer Bieling, Mindy Darst, and Christina Schulsemeyer, among others.

For the past thirty years, Joey has coached numerous hunter and jumper riders on to national championships, qualifying them for some the most prestigious invitational shows in the country such as Devon, Washington International, and Harrisburg.
Raised in Miami, he began his professional career in the early ‘80’s in his home state of Florida, later moving up the coast to Century Oaks Farms in Virginia. Joe then spent time abroad heading up Koko Crater Stables in Hawaii before returning to Florida as a private trainer with a string of eighteen horses at Genje Farms in Wellington. In the ‘90’s, Joey relocated to the northeast and founded his own show barn, Hunters Landing and trained at several top barns including Irene’s Spring Tree Farm, Essex Equestrian Center and Overpeck Stables in New Jersey. In 2005, he moved across the Hudson to serve New York City riders with locations in the Bronx and more recently in Westchester. In 2013, he took the opportunity to return to Leonia, NJ in the newly re-opened, renovated, Bergen Equestrian Center.

Throughout his training career, Joe has inspired young riders and adults of all levels to compete to their fullest potential. Under his tutelage, many have achieved Championship and Best Child Rider status and have had their names inscribed on perpetual trophies at major classic horse shows such as Saratoga, Old Salem, Middleburg, and the Hamptons.
One of Joe’s proudest moments was being honored to be chosen to represent the U.S. as Chef d' equipe at Monterey, Mexico.
If you pick up a copy of  American Girl, year 2000, “Girls and their Horses”, you can see Joey featured with one of his all time top riders Caitlin Donovon, and her string of pony's.


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Champion or Reserve

Hampton’s Classic
Middleberg Classic

Washington International

Saratoga
Winter Equestrian Festival

Pennsylvania National
Garden State

Oxridge

Lake Placid


Highlights

Champion or reserve in all three divisions at pony finals
  
1.) Pony Finals Reserve Champion Small Pony on Hellicon Take Notice
  
2.) Pony Finals Reserve Champion Medium Pony on Snap Dragon

  
3.) Pony Finals Reserve Champion Large Pony on Polaris Moonbeam

  

4.) Pony Finals Champion Small Pony on Hellicon Take Notice


Champion at Hampton’s Classic Junior Hunter with Regina Barauch on Incognito


“Best Child Rider Award” at prestigious shows


1.)
   
St. Christopher


2.)    Saratoga


3.)    H.I.T.S.


Reserve Champion at Washington International on Silver Steps


Champion in both Horse and Pony National Marshal and Sterling Finals

1.)    Horses: Cadillac Jack

2.)    Pony: Toy Soldier

 

Chosen by U.S.E.F to represent U.S. as Chef d' equipe at Monterey, Mexico