Geoff Teall, head trainer and owner of Montoga, Inc. has been involved in the horse industry for over 40 years. He has trained hunter champions and reserve champions at shows such as Lake Placid, South Hampton, Winter Equestrian Festival, Capital Challenge, Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, and the National Horse Show. He has also trained equitation champions and reserves at all major horse shows including the USEF Medal Finals, USEF Talent Search Finals, USEF Pony Medal Finals, THIS Children’s Medal Finals, Ariat Adult Medal Finals and several different ASPCA Regional Finals. He has trained several jumper riders from the start of their jumper careers to their first Grand Prix wins.
Geoff holds his “R” Hunter and Hunter Equitation license. He has judged most major hunter shows including the Winter Equestrian Festival, Washington International Horse Show and the National Horse Show. In the equitation division he has judged several ASPCA Regional Finals, the Royal Winter Fair, WIHS Equitation Finals, the USEF Pony Medal Finals and the USEF Medal Finals.
Very involved in the governance of our sport, Geoff as served as the National Vice President of the USHJA. In addition he has served on both the BOD of the USHJA and the USHJA Foundation as well as the USHJA Executive Committee. He was chairman of the USHJA Equitation Task Force, and Chairman of the USEF National Hunter Committee. He has served on the USHJA Hunter Working Group, the USEF Drugs and Medication Committee and the USEF Horse Welfare Task Force.
Geoff is also the author of “Geoff Teall on Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation” and contributes as a writer to many publications.