Neal Shapiro

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

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.

Eduard Tikot

Eduard Tikot recently joined the Hay Fever Farm team as a professional rider that will help Neal and Licha with the riding and showing responsibilities.


Eduard comes from Russia with his wife and two children and is a highly decorated rider and member of the Russian Show Jumping National Team. He has numerous wins and placings from the CSI * all the way to the Military World Games. 


Most notably Eduard was the '89 winner of The Military World Games in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

He took the win of the CSI **** in Moscow Russia, and was the '87 winner of the USSR Championship. 


Eduard has a natural talent and patience with young horses; he brings them along systematically and gradually. Since arriving at Hay Fever Farm he has made is U.S show ring debut with several of our young horses ages ranging from 5-8 year olds. 

Eduard not only help trains our young horses but helps their riders not only to learn how to ride their horse but how train their horse. 

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