About the Founders 




Sr. Bruno Gonzales


    From Madrid, Spain, Sr. Gonzales is highly experienced in the techniques and theory of Classical Horsemanship, and its positive application to all breeds and disciplines.  He has coached, developed and trained horses and riders from novice through FEI levels, and is internationally recognized for his Classical training curriculum, especially for Iberian horses. 


    Becoming one of today’s most-in-demand clinicians, Bruno’s talent for teaching and gentle approach are helping riders of all levels to achieve remarkable results.  Bruno is Co-Creator of The Baroque Equestrian Games & Institute, Head Trainer and Co-Owner of Caballos de los Cristiani.



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Tina Cristiani Veder


   From a well-known equestrian family, Tina studied under three generations of the famous Konyot family, as well as other noted European Classical trainers of the last century.  Steeped in the principles of Classical riding and training, she shares her passion through articles and teaching, along with exhibitions showcasing the upper levels of balance, lightness and collection.  Her special focus is in helping riders attain the elegance and effectiveness of the Classical seat. 


    Since 1986, her farm Caballos de los Cristiani has been an internationally acclaimed breeding and training facility, selling champion Iberian horses for competitive dressage to many top riders in Europe, Australia and North America, including several US Dressage Team members and several Olympians.  Co-Creator of The Baroque Equestrian Games & Institute, Founder of Caballos de los Cristiani.






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