Please Welcome Our New Head Coach
Head Coach Jacobi “Jake” Pittari
Jake started riding as young as two years old at his family’s riding facility near Prospect Park in Brooklyn NY. At an early age he discovered his passion for competition and began a life of showing in the Equitation, Hunter and Jumper rings. In his teen years he lived and worked at Winterbrook Farms in Lisbon CT.
Winterbrook is a working breeding farm where, under his trainer Edna Pobuda, Jake honed his craft as a rider and trainer. Upon returning to NY Jake stepped away from the horse community and worked in the Athletics Department at Brooklyn Friends School, where he coached Varsity Baseball as well as Middle school Soccer and Basketball for over 15 years.
Having worked with children for so many years, Jake has developed a passion for teaching and communicating concepts to expedite the growth and confidence of young and adult riders of all skill levels. Ever the competitor, he relishes the opportunity to work with riders who have an eye on the competitive component of horseback riding, and helping these competitors prepare for the show ring.
Since 2019, Jake has been a trainer at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, where he has developed bonds with both horses and students alike. Always the educator, in his return to the equestrian arena Jake has found a way to combine his unique upbeat style of teaching with the science and art of horseback riding
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