July 24, 2014

Rob Gage

Rog Gage clears 7 feet

 

 

Rob Gage, Vice President

Robert Gage has won many titles during his impressive career,having  competed in the United States and Europe. Rob, one of four standout riders , along with Susie Hutchinson, Hap Hansen and Robert Ridland, all came up with the Legendary coach Jimmy Williams. They all have made a historic mark on international Show Jumping.

In his enviable career, Rob Gage was named AGA Rider of the year in back to back years, four time West Coast Rider of the year, and a three time World Cup team member.

In consecutive years, Rob was the winner of the Prestigious  “Rolex Crown of Excellence,“ which is awarded to the Grand Prix rider with the most wins in the country. Known as a speed demon in the Grand Prix ring, Rob would gallop at warp speed to the most daunting of obstacles  and nail the perfect distance.  He has piloted such notable horses as Largo, Furst Z and Sage.

Although he may be best known for his riding career, and his featured role playing himself in the 1985 film “Lighting the White Stallion,” with Mickey Rooney, Rob Gage has gained equally as much fame as a coach. His students have won over 25 different Equitation Medal Finals, including two USET Finals championships. He has also sent students to Young Riders Championships from 4 different zones – returning as individual medalists. His students thrive on his intensity. His competitive fire is contagious.

Rob inherently ignites their confidence and love of the sport. He has traveled far and wide, giving clinics throughout the continental U.S., New Zealand, South Korea, Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Mexico. He has coached other well known Grand Prix riders on their way to highly successful Career’s, like Pablos Barrios of Venezuela.  Rob is an “R” rated USEF Judge, judging at top horse shows around the United States.  He is also a well known course designer, a challenge he particularly enjoys.