is a graduate of Fordham University, he has had a lifelong involvement with horses; having competed and coached IHSA teams. As a rider he rode to an IHSA national championship and competed for the Cacchione Cup. He was Assistant Director of Riding at Pace University and the University of Findlay. As an IHSA coach he trained one of his riders capture a Cacchione Cup win.
Mr. Barr brings expertise from several years of training in Europe. While there he qualified and was Chef D’equipe for the Greek National Team at the Junior European Championship. He trained the winner of a Gold Medal at the Balkan Games as well as the Panhellenic Championships.
From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Barr oversaw the building of Winley Farm in Millbrook, NY, an extraordinary 175- acre equestrian facility, and trained over 50 horses there.
Mr. Barr qualified more than 10 riders for the USEF and ASPCA Maclay Championships. As well as qualified horses for the most prestigious shows in the United States including: Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, the National Horse Show and USEF Pony Finals.
Most notably, he trained Amsterdam in the Regular Conformation Hunter and James Bond in the Regular Working Hunter.
He produced Quidam M to the Grand Prix Level with the help of riders Peter Leone (Olympic Silver Medalist) and Geoffrey Welles.
Anne Krusinsky rode Leon 94, for Mr. Barr, to many top placings in the High Preliminary and Puissance classes in Syracuse.
Mr. Barr has a passion for ponies and has imported and trained quite a few including Pocket Rocket, Snapdragon, Colbeach Sonata and Savanar.
Since the early 2000’s he has trained many juniors and amateurs competing successfully in all three rings.