From World Equestrian Games to a World of His Own: Oded Shimoni to Headline ShowChic’s November ShopTalk
Wellington, FL (October 31, 2013) – International dressage rider Oded Shimoni will be the star of ShowChic’s November ShopTalk, where he will discuss his most recent accomplishment: opening his own dressage training center. Shimoni is a veteran of two World Equestrian Games, two European Championships, and has qualified two horses for the Olympic Games. ShowChic will host Shimoni on Monday, November 11th 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Shimoni will share his experiences and offer insights into the ins and outs of running a world class training center.
Shimoni says, “Now that I have achieved what many riders hope for, I believe it is time to give back to the sport that has been so good to me and in which I love. I want to do whatever I can to help improve riders and in turn benefit their horses. After all, it is the horses who are the real competitors.”
A two-time World Equestrian Games and European Championship rider, Shimoni has also qualified twice for the Olympic team representing his home country of Israel. Shimoni was the first Israeli to compete in the World Equestrian Games in 1998 as well as the first to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2004. Recently, his company, OS Dressage LLC, purchased a state-of-the-art equine facility complete with 28 stalls, a covered arena and outdoor arena, as well as a grass jumping arena, horse walker, and 9 paddocks. The new facility is located near the WEF showgrounds and spans across 10 acres. Shimoni will offer full training packages and is excited to open for the upcoming 2013-2014 Winter show season.
ShowChic’s monthly ShopTalks are made possible by sponsor, Gold Coast Dressage Association, as a means to offer riders an opportunity to meet and learn face-to-face from world class equestrian experts. After the forum, attendees are invited to browse the select equestrian apparel in the ShowChic boutique. Guests at the ShopTalk will also have the chance to win door prizes from Equi Cool Down, a revolutionary new cooling product for equine athletes that uses patent pending cooling textile technology to reduce body temperature and minimize heat and inflammation. ShowChic carries everything the rider needs to dress for success in the dressage arena, including well-known brands like Kentucky, Cavallo, Arista, Pikeur, Equiline, Back on Track, and Samshield. ShowChic’s mobile store can be found at show grounds across the east coast in the summer and on the Florida show circuit in the winter.
For more information on ShowChic, visit their website at www.showchicdressage.com or call them at 561-319-2121. ShowChic’s online store is open 24 hours.
Photo: Oded Shimoni will headline the November ShopTalk at ShowChic dressage boutique in Wellington, from 6:30pm-8:00pm on November 11th. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)