MORE ABOUT ZORIK MICHAELI
The Zorik Michaeli Horsemanship Method teaches riders horse care, safety, handling, groundwork, posture and hand, leg and voice commands, and much more. By creating a strong foundation, and stressing the handling and respect horse and rider must have for one another on the ground, the under saddle work comes more naturally as a partnership.
Zorik Michaeli has over 30 Years of Horsemanship Experience.
From a very young age, Zorik learned to ride horses, work cattle, and tame workhorses for a local ranch.
From 1998 to 2010 Zorik owned and operated Cowboys’ Valley Ranch in Israel. See video HERE.
Cowboys’ Valley Ranch:
• Taming wild horses
• Training horses for all-around riding styles
• Advanced horse training competitions in the National League
• Horse training therapeutic experience
• Horse training experience tours
• Training and mentally assisting horses that are born with communication problems
Zorik ran a riding school with over 200 students. He also trained riders who had been studying different riding disciplines. Students ranged from the basic level to professional level competitors.
Training of Riding Instructors:
Cooperation “College tent” – College sports and athletic director in Israel under Zorik’s management. The course was theoretical and practical in the education of horsemanship.
Zorik is known with his unique abilities of communicating with the horses and shared this knowledge with others in clinics all over Israel. Clinics would range from one hour to several days.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 - Won the Israel Futurity Reining
2006 - Israel Reserve Champion Working Cow Horse
2007 - Israel Champion Working Cow Horse
2008 - Israel Novis Reining Champion
2008 - Second place in the Israel Novis Reining with an additional horse
2016 - Ranch Riding in the AQHA, placed first and second (with two different horses), Open Class Level 4 (in Sioux Falls, SD)
2016 - Five three year-old horses trained by Zorik all placed in the top ten in the AQHA World Show
2016 - Reserve Champion in Open Limited in Working Cow Horse in Colorado
2014 - 2017- Horse Trainer at The Pitzer Ranch, owned by Jim Brinkman, Nebraska
2016 - Five 3 years old horses trained by Zorik all placed in the top ten in the AQHA World Show.
Certificate Riding Instructor as the Vinget University Athletic Director
Teacher Certificate as the Vinget University Athletic Director
Riding Coach Certificate from the Director of Sports
The most special certificate was given only to a limited number of trainers commissioned to train students for competing in the National League of equestrian sport in the country, Zorik has this certificate
Learn from international Horseman Zorik Michaeli who “speaks horse”. Contact us for more information.
Photo Credit: Leslie Thelkeld