VISCONTE SIMON COCOZZA
After a lovely childhood in Rome, Italy, Simon was educated in England. The family passion for horses inspired him to study for the British Horse Society's BHSAI, followed by the Instructor training of the Advanced National Certificate in Equine Business Management at Warwickshire College of Equine Studies. This led to many years as a commercial trainer contracted to London’s biggest Equestrian centres.
After returning to mainland Europe, Simon was lucky enough to study with some wonderful mentors and became driven to overcome the limits set by the industry on our horses, and to discover the unifying principles behind Greek, Roman and the Renaissance Schools to find ways of helping each and every horse be as healthy, happy and useful as s/he can be.
From his stable in Normandy, France, Simon became the first non-French national to earn the Brevet Professionnel and become a Trainer and Examiner for the La Fédération Française d'Equitation (FFE) and now coaches bio-mechanically sound training techniques internationally.
'I cherish the horses and riders in my charge, and it has been a great pleasure to help them achieve both French and European Championship successes in the right way, which is a relief'.
France & Benelux
The intuitive addition to our team is the wonderful Fanny Michaud.
A French native of Paris, Fanny is helping bring the highest quality of Core Conditioning coaching to our French speaking riders, as well as bringing her extensive 10-year Bikram Yoga experience to our equine core training programmes.
Fanny has had the privilege of riding all her life. The leafy Equitation Centres of her childhood led to riding top thoroughbred racehorses on the hallowed Chantilly racetracks of France and fittening Endurance horses on the idyllic Australian beaches of Tasmania, always with a genuine interest in natural horsemanship. This background has given Fanny a deep empathy to the horse’s physical and emotional needs.
Helping her evaluate the best core work for your specific horse, Fanny uses skills not usually found in the riding arena. She obtained an MBA at the elite ESSEC Business School while in Paris, and embraced a successful corporate career with management roles in Singapore and Sydney heading her impressive CV. The business world’s loss is our gain, as Fanny has decided to apply her unique skillset to her first love, horses.
Bienvenue a l’equipe Fanny!
Tel. Fanny Michaud 0033 (0)6 79 73 37 34
Finland & Scandinavia
Marina Kallioniemi is a key member of our team. A Finnish National with a global reach. Marina is the brains behind our Scandinavian tours and clinics, and is there to hand to help our clients in the North.
An accomplished rider herself, Marina is also one of Core Conditioning’s most dedicated experts, having completely reversed an established kissing spine in her Trakehner horse, Pena. This has given Marina a first hand understanding of the horses’ core, and what exactly can and needs to be done.
We are all so lucky to have you on our team Marina!
Tel. Marina Kallioniemi 0035 (0)850 484 3327