Richard was born in Zambia and raised in Rhodesia which was, at the time, under British Colonial rule, as his father was head of the British Police out there. Richard was sent to boarding school where English riding was very much part of the curriculum. Upon graduation from Boarding School Richard was sent to England to join the Household Cavalry Regiment of the British Army where he served for 5 years. Richard moved to the United in 1986 and has been running a highly successful contracting business in Naples Florida for the past 30 years. With Richards extensive knowledge of Horsemanship it seemed a natural progression for him to help his partner in life, Joanna, in opening this new and exciting facility in the Bonita Springs area.