Pasquale Soldovieri APC
Pasquale Soldovieri APC

About me

Born and raised alongside horses, I absorbed as much information from them as I could, growing up in my home village in Italy. I read every horse-related book I could get my hands on and spent as much time in the saddle as possible. It is little wonder then, at the age of 43, that my love and passion for horses is still as strong as it was when I was a child .

We Are All Capable of Great Things

Remember that, while we are all capable of remarkable things, we are not all equal, and some truly brilliant trainers are not natural competitors.

Similarly, some riders are extraordinarily successful in competition, but struggle to train a horse effectively. Therefore, while it is important to constantly try and improve, it is equally important to recognise what you are good at and focus on excelling at it.

Above all, I believe riding should be fun, and that it is only by learning to control and communicate with your horse in different situations that your confidence will grow to a point where you can begin to relax and enjoy the experience.

I am committed to the principles of the British Horse Society and constantly strive to deliver high standards in every lesson, while remaining passionate in all my endeavours.

Why I Moved from Italy to the UK

I came over to the UK to advance my riding and my understanding of horses in an environment where such knowledge is more readily available than it was in my home country, Italy.

Since being here, I have developed as a rider, trainer, and coach and am now a qualified BHS coach and instructor. I also intend to start competing. This sets me apart from many other trainers and riders who have a more rigorous background without the naturally-developed skills I have obtained over the years. My hands-on lifelong experience has given me a more holistic approach to riding and training that I bring to the yard and arena.

Getting the Results You Want

" An instructor once told me, for fast results, we must first slow down."

That knowledge is key to my approach to both training and riding. The harder we try to force quick results, the slower our progress. Instead, we must slow down and make the lessons we want our horses to learn more easily digestible.

By approaching each lesson as though we had all day to achieve it, we reduce the mental pressure on the horse, giving him the freedom he needs to learn.

I believe a horse will only give you the best of themselves if they respect and trust you as a rider. It is that trust and respect I aim to develop through my training.