About John


John Zopatti is a USDF Gold Medalist, winner of several USDF Regional Championships at the FEI levels and the 4-
time Gold Coast Dressage Association, Trainer of the Year winner.  John graduated from the USDF Judges L Program
with Distinction.

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Along with his personal success, John is known for producing and coaching some of the top winning dressage amateur and young riders on the East Coast. John creates a team approach with his students and key ingredient to his program is fun. Maybe it should be called serious fun because the results are consistent top place finishes for his students in every event from NAJYRC, Dressage at Devon, countless USDF Regional Champions and most recently the 2013 Inaugural US Dressage Finals where John’s long time student, Kristy Lund rode away with the AA Intermediaire-II Championship.

John also has a successful track record coaching Eventers in dressage. He spends his summers in Pinehurst helping several well-decorated Eventers gain an edge in dressage.

John Zopatti Scans-5John brings the rare element of fun to his successful training program. You can always find his stalls at the shows…just listen for the aisle where the laughter is. John’s “Life is Good” philosophy carries over to his profession. If you’re ready to combine success with serious fun, John may be the coach and trainer you are seeking.