An accomplished equestrian trainer, John West has an extensive horsemanship background. John began riding young, and started competing on the local and rated circuits at the age of thirteen. After graduation, he took the position of Equestrian Director with Commonwealth Girl Scouts, managing all aspects of the equestrian program at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp.
A seasoned professional, John has been training and developing adults and children to all levels of horsemanship for over twenty six years. His students and animals have gone on to finals for VHSA and Washington International. John maintains a wonderful relationship with all of his students, both past and present, and has happily assisted his older students in obtaining college level riding scholarships.
Currently John is the head trainer at Coventry. He coaches the Coventry IEA Team and the Randolph-Macon College IHSA Team.