At 26 years old, Patrick took his first horsemanship lesson in March 2015. He did not grow up around horses, nor was he passionate about them until much later in life.
Patrick grew up in Dallas, TX but was not involved with horses, instead had a passion for soccer. He played high school, collegiate, and professional soccer. Patrick coached collegiate soccer for 4 years starting in 2011 and was the head soccer coach for a high school. In 2015, Patrick graduated with his MBA in International Management from the University of Houston- Victoria.
Once Patrick found horses in 2015, he was hooked. He was constantly learning and wanting to develop his skills. Over the past 6 years, he has accomplished as much as he could have ever imagined in such a short period of time. During the 6 years, Patrick has done the following:
• Completed Parelli Level 4 within a year and a half with the horse he started, Gami.
• Studied and interned with Ryan Rose, professional Brooklyn, WI.
• Worked with Dan James, of DDH from 2019 to 2021. Since then, has competed in the Mustang Makeover (TX), finishing Top 20 and 2nd in the newcomers.
• Finished Second in the Freestyle Pro Division in the ILHA Championships in 2020.
• Gamilah Unbridled- Riding 2500 miles from California-Kentucky completely bridle less. Visited 20 non-profits.
• Gamilah Unbridled Rescue Horse Project – working with 7 of the toughest rescue horses in the country using only liberty techniques. They are now being ridden bridle less and working on advanced liberty maneuvers such as working in teams.
• 2022 Appalachian Trainer Face Off pro division Grand Champion
Intro to Bridle-less Riding, 12:15pm to 1:15pm, TPEC
Celebrate EquiFest, 6:00pm, TPEC
Helping the Herd Bound Horse, 11:45am to 12:45pm, TPEC
Why Liberty?, 6:00pm to 6:20pm, TPEC
Advanced Liberty Work, 12:00pm to 1:00 pm, TPEC