BORA ZIVKOVIC

- Started riding in 1971

- Favorite discipline is showjumping.

- Biggest accomplishment was becoming the go-to person at whichever barn he was retraining at; turning bad horses with behavioral issues into kid-safe mounts.

- His favorite thing about giving lessons is seeing the smiles on kids' faces when they have a breakthrough in their riding, when something "clicks."

From Bora:

"I started riding in 1971, rode mostly jumpers and dressage through the 70s and 80s (owning 2 jumpers). I also rode racehorses for winter fitness work which paid the bills for my own two showjumpers.


I spent some time at the Belgrade racetrack working as a finish line judge, assistant racing secretary, assistant handicapper, and doping control steward. I've taught beginner through short stirrup and rode young horses at other riding programs.

I also went to vet school in the 1980s focusing on equine sports medicine and moved to the USA in 1991. Fun fact, I translated Klimke's "Cavaletti" and Blixen-Finecke's "Art of Riding" from English to Serbian."

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