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. After understudying some wonderful mentors and many years teaching in the UK's largest equestrian centres, he returned to mainland Europe. From his stable in Normandy, France, Simon became the first non-French national to obtain the Brevet Professionnel and become a Trainer and Examiner for the La Fédération Française d'Equitation (FFE).
As a performance coach specialising in bio-mechanics and riding ethics, Simon now writes article and books on better training practices, as well as lecturing in Universities and conducting clinics 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, Which is a relief'.