Neal Shapiro was a member of the United States Equestrian team for over 12 years, training that entire time at the USET facility in Gladstone NJ, under the tutelage of the Master Horseman, Bertalan deNemethy. At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, he won the team Silver medal and the individual Bronze medal. He has twice won the Grand Prix of Aachen, the world’s most prestigious show jumping competition.
Elisa Fernandez Shapiro was a member of the Mexican Equestrian Team for three Olympics: Tokyo in 1964, Mexico City in 1968, and Munich in 1972. In 1971, she won the individual Gold medal and the team Silver medal at the Pan American Games. From 1985 to 1999, she trained and was Chef d’Equipe of the Mexican Young Rider’s Show Jumping Team. Her students won two individual Gold medals, in 1995 and 1996, and team Gold medals in 1985, 1988 and 1996.