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John offers lessons to riders at all levels. Riders come from all over the state and country to take lessons from John in Wellington Florida and his summer base in Pinehurst North Carolina, and for good reason.  John has an amazing ability to communicate “how to” and “feel” to his students.  This results in fun, fruitful lessons that truly help riders achieve their goals.


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John has assisted a number of Eventers in perfecting the dressage phase of the sport and is sought after for his expertise and ability to work with eventing horses and riders.  To fully understand their perspective John competed at Novice Level at Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials.

Competitive coaching

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John has a unique knack for bringing out the best in riders at shows. His positive attitude is infectious and he instills confidence in his rider’s and horses just before they head down the centerline.  Rider’s coached by John have won at numerous team competitions, NAJYRC, Devon, multiple Regionals Championships and the US Dressage Finals.  John makes the show experience fun and successful.  He has one of the highest percentages of riders to champions ratios in the industry.  If your goal is winning, John Zopatti can help you realize it.


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John takes a select group of horses in training annually and excels in everything form building confidence in young horses to making successful FEI horses. John has the ability to train horses and riders together which is ideal for amateurs and young riders.


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John travels for clinics as schedule allows. His fun positive attitude and extraordinary communication skills make John Zopatti Clinics a joy for the participants and the host.  See events for John’s clinic schedule or contact John Zopatti Dressage to schedule a clinic at your facility