About zoubair Bennani

As a top Grand Prix rider in Morocco and the US, Zoubair has trained various horses and riders to the Grand Prix level.

Zoubair Benanni began riding at a young age in Casablanca, Morocco.  He rode various horses at the country club in championships and prestige riding events.  At age 16 he competed in his first Grand Prix.  At the age of 21, he arrived in the United States to further his riding career and start his own business.  He quickly began teaching clinics and riding Haflinger stallions for one of the top breeders in the country.  He set the record for jumping her prized 14.1 stallion, top of the standards at 5ft.  

Zoubair is experienced and very knowledgeable in the successful training and coaching of show jumping horses and riders from local through 'AA' rated shows.  He is an accomplished rider with many winning rounds in top money classes and Grand Prixes. He is focused on carefully preparing horse to perform at their fullest potential utilizing sound work schedules to ensure and solidify horse health.  Well versed in building confidence in young and timid riders, he has taught a wide variety of students.  He has a strong sales record with an impressive 15 sales in three months and sells 25-30 horses a year ranging in prices from $30,000-150,000.

He has been a private trainer for families and has run his own business of 30+ horses in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida over the past 20  years.  He has coached and trained students in various disciplines anywhere from short stirrup to pony jumpers to equitation at many AA shows on the east coast. His speciality is coaching and training students from low ch/ad to placing at the Grand Prix level. He gives them the confidence and ability to climb up the levels safely and confidently.  

He prides himself in the ability to match riders with horses.  He believes in finding the perfect match in order to help the rider reach their goals.

 

Accomplishments   2001 Coached client to 3rd place finish in NCHJA Child/Adult Jumper  2001 Coached client to 3rd place finish in Zone 3 Child/Adult Jumper Division  2001 Coached client to Zone 3 Horse & Rider of the Year Award  2006 1st place in Level 6, 6th place in Mini-Prix at NC State Fair, Raleigh, NC  2006 1st place in Level 4, 2nd place in Level 6 at Jacksonville Equestrian Festival  2007 4th place in Mini-Prix at Blowing Rock  2007 2nd place in Level 7 at Roanoke, VA  2007 Level 4 Champion at Culpeper, VA  2007 Various placings in Level 3 through Level 7 classes at HITS Ocala, Fl  2014 3rd in $5k Welcome at Louisiana Fall Classic II  2014 6th in $3k 1.30 Jumper Stake  2014 8th in 10k 1.35 Jumper Stake  2014 1st in 10k Louisiana Classic  2015 1 of 4 jumping clear in HITS Ocala $50,000  Grand Prix  2015 1st and Reserve Champion in Level 5 at WEF  2015 3rd in Level 6 at HITS Ocala

Accomplishments

2001 Coached client to 3rd place finish in NCHJA Child/Adult Jumper

2001 Coached client to 3rd place finish in Zone 3 Child/Adult Jumper Division

2001 Coached client to Zone 3 Horse & Rider of the Year Award

2006 1st place in Level 6, 6th place in Mini-Prix at NC State Fair, Raleigh, NC

2006 1st place in Level 4, 2nd place in Level 6 at Jacksonville Equestrian Festival

2007 4th place in Mini-Prix at Blowing Rock

2007 2nd place in Level 7 at Roanoke, VA

2007 Level 4 Champion at Culpeper, VA

2007 Various placings in Level 3 through Level 7 classes at HITS Ocala, Fl

2014 3rd in $5k Welcome at Louisiana Fall Classic II

2014 6th in $3k 1.30 Jumper Stake

2014 8th in 10k 1.35 Jumper Stake

2014 1st in 10k Louisiana Classic

2015 1 of 4 jumping clear in HITS Ocala $50,000  Grand Prix

2015 1st and Reserve Champion in Level 5 at WEF

2015 3rd in Level 6 at HITS Ocala