Limerick Show Schedule
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Follow James & Gustav in joining the Gooseberry blog!Trainers James and Taren Atkinson seek to provide their clients with a well rounded approach to riding and horse ownership. First and foremost, the husband and wife team emphasize enjoyment: of the horse, the sport, and the learning process. Limerick Equestrian is dedicated to creating unified horse and rider teams with clients who want to increase their horse knowledge and skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you are looking to ride once a month or a few times a week, Limerick Equestrian can accommodate your needs.
Trainer James Atkinson
Panam Games 2011: It is silver for Team Canada & 7th Individually for James and Gustav!
- Listen to James Interview
- Read the following article: "Copper Meadows Team looks towards Olympics"
- Read the full story of James and Gustav at the 2011 Pan American Games
James hails from England, where he learned his horsemanship skills from both Pony Club and his family. He emigrated to Canada at age 13, and spent his youth riding competitively.
He and his horse, The Revisionist, represented Canada twice - at the World Equestrian Games and the Pan American Games, and competed twice at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
James has experience at the highest levels of Eventing on numerous horses, currently on Carolyn and Robin Hoffos' horse Gustav. Gustav and James represented Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games, helping their team to a Silver medal finish, and a 7th place finish overall.
James also competes the Hoffos' horse, Annie Oakley III, at the Advanced level. The Hoffos family also owns an exceptional 2 year old, Regala, who is set to be started by James soon.
When not riding, James designs cross-country courses throughout the US as a 'R' designer. His courses include Copper Meadows, Twin Rivers, Shepherd Ranch, Coconino Horse Trials, and The Colorado Horse Park.
Trainer Taren Atkinson
Taren grew up riding in Pony Club in Southern California, and has competed at the Preliminary level since she was 13. Since then, she has continued to train with many different instructors throughout California, earning success at the Preliminary level on multiple horses.
She started Limerick Equestrian to share her love of the sport with others, and was extremely happy to welcome James into the program as both her coach and her co-trainer. She currently competes her horse, Limerick II, at the Intermediate level, and has a few younger prospects coming up the levels closely behind. Taren is an ICP level I certified instructor.
James and Taren live in Ramona with their two dogs, and travel extensively to horse shows throughout the country.
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