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Trainer - Jim Stachowski

Jim Stachowski is one of the most dynamic trainers in the Arabian and Saddlebred industries. One of the most important factors in winning championships is matching the rider to the perfect horse, and Jim’s ability to do that—and to bring out the best in that team—is one of the many reasons that Stachowski Farms continues to dominate in national championship wins.

He is constantly setting the show ring on fire, and in 2010, he captured all four of the English Pleasure Junior Horse divisions. He was honored in 2010 with both the AHT Readers’ Choice Horseman of the Year and APAHA English Pleasure Trainer of the Year awards. Jim not only is an excellent showman, but also he is continuously trying to improve the Arabian breed. He is a recognized expert in equine breeding and has bred multiple national champions.

Jim prides himself on his extensive knowledge of Arabian and Saddlebred bloodlines, and has demonstrated an enormous talent in selecting specific stallions that match well with certain mares. Additionally, he travels internationally as a consultant, helping farms develop the necessary programs to reach their management, breeding, and national championship goals. Having won the APAHA English/Saddle Seat Trainer Award in 1995, 2010, an 2011, Jim was inducted into the APAHA Hall of Fame in 2013.