August Torsilieri is a successful young rider combining a knowledge of horses, athletic ability and calm strength to bring out the best in his horses and students.
Currently a music performance and education major, August is balancing his equestrian career with the demands of college. Show jumping, along with breaking and training young horses, remains his passion.
"All my horse experience extends from hard work, training with top professionals, and my love for horse and the sport of show jumping," says August. "My parents were not 'horse people.' Though they work with me and support me, it is my determination, patience, and willingness to learn that brought me success."
At the age of seven August began riding. Two years later, he joined the United States Pony Club and quickly worked through the ratings. Now an A rated member, (the highest in Pony Club), he continues to work with USPC and its younger members. At age twelve he began foxhunting and went on to work as a whip for Essex Fox Hounds.
For many years August competed in USPC Tetrathlon. This sport combines riding with swimming, running, and shooting. He won the Junior Boy Division at USPC National Championships and continued to place in the top three throughout the Senior Boy Division at the National Championships. August was a member of the Tetrathlon International team in 2007, traveling around North America competing teams from England, Ireland, and Canada.
August brings many years of show jumping competition to his training and teaching. Competing at local shows and on the East Coast show jumping circuit, August continues to achieve success in show jumping. He always enjoys the challenge of riding and competing new and different horses.
August traveled to Hong Kong in July 2010 as part of the USPC International show jumping team. August won the first phase of the USPC Nations Cup in Hong Kong, against teams from Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Japan.
Most Recently August achieved his A rating with the USPC. This rating is the highest achievement with the USPC and is a national and internationally recognized professional achievement.
We would be glad to answer your questions about how August can help you achieve success with your horse.