Our Team

Meet OUR TEAM

Neil Jones

Owner/Founder

At 15 years of age, Neil started working for top British rider, Michael Whitaker, where he learned the fundamentals of the show jumping sport. After several years, Neil decided to start his own business in Cheshire, England, using the knowledge and experience he gained to develop and sell top quality horses.

In 1991, Neil moved to Belgium where he began working with Ludo Philippaerts. After working together successfully for 11 years, Neil decided to become independent again and in 2002, he founded Neil Jones Equestrian.

Neil Jones Equestrian has not only turned into one of the leading horse sales businesses worldwide, but has also simultaneously served as a development program for riders. Neil offers his riders the opportunity to produce quality young horses for competition and bring them up through the international level.

By importing the horses to the United States and allowing his riders to compete on them, future buyers are able to get to know the horses on familiar territory without the hassle and rush of making a purchase overseas. Satisfied customers around the world continue to return to NJEQ with confidence that they will find their perfect equine match.

Neil speaks English, Dutch and German.

Cassio Rivetti

Rider

Brazilian native, Cassio Rivetti began his riding career close to 30 years ago on his father’s farm. After completing his degree in Business Administration at Paulista University in Sao Paulo Brazil, he moved to Belgium to work with world-renowned Nelson Pessoa.

Since then, Cassio has already accomplished a lot in his career as an equestrian. He considers his top achievements to be first place finishes in the 2009 Aachen Grand Prix, 2011 Nations Cup in Sopot, 2013 Nations Cup in Rome, as well as the Grand Prix in Arezzo.

Overall, his most memorable career moments are having been to the Olympics twice – London in 2012, and Rio de Janerio in 2016; in 2010 he competed in the World Championship in Kentucky; took part in the European Championships in 2009 (Windsor) and 2015 (Aachen); and competed in the World Equestrian Games in 2006 in Aachen, Germany, where he finished 10th in the team and 29th in the individual event. He was also ranked 8th place individually at the World Equestrian Games in Cean, France.

Cassio has recently joined the Neil Jones Equestrian Team, and is looking forward to growing his business here in the United States.

Cassio speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Molly Hay

Rider

Molly was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut and started riding at the early age of 5. She competed on the A circuit up and down the East Coast and had a very successful junior career in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation. She trained and worked with some of the most reputable names in the industry, including Val Renihan, Andre Dignelli, and Kent Farrington. 

At age 19, Molly moved to Florence, Italy where she attended University and began her business of buying and producing young jumper prospects. She competed at the International level and sold numerous top horses to the US.

After completing school, Molly spent three years with the world renowned show jumping team at Kent Farrington’s. Here she continued her buying and selling business while gaining experience riding top level horses and travelling to the most prestigious competitions in the world.

In recent years, Molly has been based in Europe training with Spanish professional Julio Arias Cueva. She’s competed all the way up to the 5* level and received top placings at shows such as CSI4* La Coruña, CSI4* Vejer De La Frontera, CSI3* Lummen, CSI2* Madrid, CSI2* Knokke, CSI2* Bonheiden, CSI2* Lier, and the World Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken.

Molly is excited about finally having a presence on the West Coast and furthering her riding career alongside the team at Neil Jones Equestrian!

Molly speaks English and Italian.

 

Delphine Roustan

Barn Manager / Flat Rider

Delphine’s Bio Coming Soon!

Aline Domaingo

Rider/Trainer

 

Aline’s Bio Coming Soon!

Cecile Vonderheyden

Administration & Office Management

Cecile’s bio is coming soon!

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