About Alex

A native of Florida, Alex Shokat began riding horses at the age of 8. He rode as a junior with USEF "R" H/HE/J judge Paddy Downing-Nyegard at her show stable Even Keel Farm in Clearwater, Florida. Upon graduating from the University of Florida in 2004, he decided to pursue his passion for horses full-time as a professional hunter/jumper trainer.

Currently Alex is a USHJA certified freelance hunter/jumper trainer residing in northeast Ohio. 


​Additional points about Alex include:

  • Sportsmanship Award recipient at the 1995 Pony Finals
  • Winner of the 1995 Pony Finals medium pony over fences
  • Numerous best child rider awards & championships at HITS Ocala
  • Successfully competed at nationally recognized shows including Indoors, WEF, HITS & Devon
  • Participated in clinics with renowned trainers such as Leslie Howard, Joe Fargis, Greg Best, Buddy Brown & George Morris
  • ​Catch rides as a junior for trainers including Bill Schaub, Havens Schatt, Christina Schlusemeyer, Don Stewart & Ralph Caristo
  • Featured in The Chronicle of the Horse & Boys' Life Magazine