Meet OUR TEAM
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.
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’s bio is coming soon!