1991 Pan Am Team 2002 Gold Medal WEG Team 2004 Bronze Medal Olympic Team
John started out in Pony Club Games at 14 yr and then got hooked on eventing. He has started and ridden many horses through the Advanced level.
John Williams earned his BA from the School of American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology specializing in woodworking and furniture design. Little did his professors know that he’d put his skills to work, not on furniture, but on designing and building cross-country jumps in preparation for his role as a cross country course designer.
John is a USEF ‘S’ licensed course designer and technical delegate for Eventing and also a licensed FEI course designer and Technical Delegate. John has designed courses throughout the US, Canada, and Central and South America.
John has taught many clinics throughout the US and Canada.
John is currently the Chef d'Equipe and Coach for the Colombian Eventing Team. John's coaching philosophy encourages all riders to be active in their learning environment so that they can be self-reliant and develop the critical judgment necessary to progress.
John has always preferred to buy young, inexperienced prospects to develop himself and bring up through the levels. John's most well-known horse, Carrick, was purchased as a 3 yr old and produced to the highest level. Carrick and John represented the US Eventing Team in 2002 and 2004.