Touch n GO Farm

Whitesburg Georgia

Frank Chapot PDF Print E-mail
When Carl Bessette left New Jersey I set out to find another instructor. He had shown me that there was a body of knowledge developed over centuries of horsemanship. I knew that a career as a rider and trainer wouldnt be possible if I didn't study with the best in the country. Fortunately, within a two hours lived two of America's finest trainers, George Morris and Frank Chapot.

I purchased the thoroughbred mare Georgie Girl in the fall of 1976. At the first opportunity I hauled her to Neshanic Station, New Jersey to Frank Chapot. As a rider, Frank Chapot had amassed an unbelievable competition record. Five Olympic appearances including two silver medals, forty-six winning Nations Cup teams, a bronze medal in the 74 World Championships and innumerable international wins attested to his skill as a competitor. More importantly to me, he enjoyed teaching and was able to work me in his schedule for private lessons.

Frank demanded strict discipline and maximum effort. With a keen eye, he continued to refine my position and poise as a jumper rider. Frank insisted that you strive for perfection and allowed little room for error. He also had a wonderful reputation for bringing the most out of average horses. This ability kept Georgie Girl and I on the right track through the winter for three years.

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