American Grand Prix rider Christopher Hickey has resigned as head trainer at Betsy Juliano's Havensafe Farm and will go independent. Hickey resigned at the beginning of March and will leave his post at Havensafe mid April.
From 2007 till 2014 Hickey was head trainer at Hilltop Farm and with Hilltop's he has won three U.S. National Championships, a reserve U.S. National Championship, and five USDF Horse of the Year titles.
From Hilltop Farm Hickey went straight to work for Juliano at Havensafe for one year, taking over from George Williams who resigned as head trainer in March 2014.
Hickey will have his independent business at Cecelia Stewart's Oakmeadows Farm in Edgemoor, S.C. and Wellington, FL. He already rides the small tour horse Ronaldo (by Romanov) for Stewart and she recently acquired the 5-year old Danish warmblood Zackonik (by Zack x Romanov) for Chris to ride.
Hickey's career highlight to date is winning the individual gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games on Brenna Kucinski's Dutch warmblood Regent (by Flemmingh x Falco).
Photo © Astrid Appels
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Hickey Wins Individual Gold at the 2007 Pan American Games