Antonia Allegro began her equestrian career at the age of eight years old, as a young girl with a great passion for horses, and has never looked back. Antonia developed a true interest in the horse world at an early age, and established a deep rooted love for show jumping and breeding, along with a thorough study of dressage, which all together have made her into the professional she is today. Her journey through the years has been one of hands-on dedication, an unrelenting work ethic, and sacrifice in order to focus her life on horses.
Through her hard work and commitment, she has evolved into a high level equestrian, working with all ages and levels of horses and riders within the sport. Staying true to her European roots, Antonia has developed under the guidance and mentorship of Piet Raijmakers in The Netherlands, an Olympic medalist and legend in the show jumping sport. She has also been extremely fortunate to have received coaching and guidance under Canadian Jim Ifko during her time as a junior rider. Antonia’s achievements and experience not only lie in sport, but also transfer over to the world of sport horse breeding, having bred and currently producing top stallions and mares representing the KWPN, Oldenburg, Zangersheide and AES studbooks. Her talent as a rider, breeder, and trainer have not gone unnoticed — Antonia has been well supported by a list of outstanding sponsors and owners.
Antonia’s goal, now being based in Canada, is to impart the knowledge, philosophies and mentorship that she was so fortunate to have had passed on to her, on to juniors and amateurs who are wanting to develop themselves and their horses into the best possible athletes they can be. Having come to Canada from the mecca of professional horse sport, Antonia’s aspiration is to create a world class facility right here in Edmonton Alberta, that will allow local equestrians the opportunity to experience what she was so fortunate to have been exposed to, in an attainable manner. It is Antonia’s desire to educate the local juniors, amateurs and young professionals, and improve local horse sport in the Edmonton area.