Meet Chezz Perlini – Head Trainer & Founder
Chezz has been working with horses since childhood, starting with hunters and jumpers from the age of five. After high school, Chezz and his brother began working on cattle ranches across the US, including California, Montana, New Mexico, Hawaii and Florida. They trained and used horses in all aspects of ranch work, with an emphasis placed on ensuring the horses were safe for riding and working life. During this time, Chezz gained a wealth of experience working with horses of varied breeds, ages and temperaments. He also trained as a farrier and veterinary technician, all of which has improved his work as a trainer.
For over eighteen years Chezz has been working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, including individuals, charitable organizations, show barns and other trainers and professional riders. Chezz has always enjoyed working with students who share his passion for learning and growing as a rider and horseman. He has extensive experience with international – particularly European – students who want to participate in the American tradition of Western riding.
Chezz has worked with many breeds and types of horses including rescue horses, high-performance competition horses, wild mustangs, Warm-Bloods, Arabians, Paso-Finos and more. Horses that Chezz has trained have found homes as far away as France and Germany.
Chezz is passionate about all aspects of riding – when he is not on a horse, you will find him in the leather room making and repairing, bridles, halters, and other assorted tack. He continues furthering his education by attending horsemanship seminars and visiting other trainers.