In 1987, he joined Judy Richter at Coker Farm—where he was a working student in his final junior years and with whom he had won the 1985 USET Finals. In his time there, Andre represented the U.S. on one of Judy’s horses, Gaelic, and won the bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba. That same year, he trained his first national equitation final winner, Peter Lutz, who took top honors at both the Rolex USET Show Jumping Talent Search—East and in the Rolex ASPCA Maclay Final.
Since then, Andre has coached numerous equitation, hunter and jumper champions at all the nation’s top shows. His program at Heritage Farm has influenced the careers of international show jumpers Kent Farrington and Kirsten Coe.
As Andre has said, his horses and riders can win in the hunter, equitation and jumper rings – and often do. To date Andre has a career total of 29 National Equitation Final Winners.
With all of the success Heritage Farm’s riders has received it is clear that Andre and Heritage Farm’s program is one that can help create a winning well rounded rider.