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Rita Timpanaro has been involved in equestrian activities since the 1960's. As a junior rider she was a member of the Pony Club,
and qualified for Level I and Level II Dressage. Beginning at 12 years of age, she qualified for the National ASPCA and AHSA
Medal Equitation Championship Finals. She was a ribbon winner in each of the Finals for five consecutive years.
She competed in the Madison Square Garden National Horse Show and won a Junior Hunter Class and was awarded the ASPCA
National Equitation Reserve Championship. At 16 years of age, she won the AHSA National Hunter Seat Medal Championship Finals.
In addition, she placed in the AHSA National Junior Jumper Year end awards.
In 1972 she became a professional trainer and riding instructor. She has been involved in the horse industry for 40+ years
as a horse owner, facility owner and manager. She provided a lesson program for children and adults from the beginner level
through advanced show jumping; provided horseback riding lessons in the ring and on the trails; instructed pleasure riders;
provided school horses for students; instructed riders on privately owned horses; instructed riders with special needs; trained horses
for pleasure riders and for the show ring; provided a boarding facility for horse owners; instructed students on the care of the horse.
Under Rita's tutelage over 30 riders qualified for the national Equitation Finals. In addition, students qualified and won ribbons in
the Junior Hunter and Pony Hunter Finals held at Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania National and Washington International.
Throughout her career students earned Zone, Regional and National Championships.
In 1975 Rita attained her license as a United States Equestrian Federation judge and she has officiated at numerous
Championship horse shows throughout the United States and Canada. She has held United States Equestrian Federation "R"
judges licenses in the following disciplines: hunter, hunter seat equitation, jumper and hunter breeding for 40+ years, and
has judged horse shows throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to judging USEF horse shows, Rita also judges
Interscholastic Equestrian Association and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association shows nationwide.
Recently she attained her American Quarter Horse Association specialized judges card for over fences classes.
Throughout her career she has been invited to conduct riding clinics throughout the nation. She is delighted to share her experience and
knowledge with equestrian participants of all levels. In 2011-2016, Rita served as a USHJA Certified Trainer and was honored to be a USHJA Certified Clinician.
Rita Timpanaro is a Certified Senior Equine Appraiser with the American Society of Equine Appraisers.
Rita is in the pulse of the horse world and understands its economic environment, providing horse owners the most professional and accurate certified horse appraisals.
Rita continues to expand her knowledge in the horse industry and attends equine clinics annually.
32nd Annual National Equine Conference (2017)
31st Annual National Equine Conference (2016)
30th Annual National Equine Conference (2015)
29th Annual National Equine Conference (2014)
Rita has served as speaker on the USEF Judges' Clinic panel. In addition, she has been invited to be a guest speaker for the
Long Island Professional Horsemen's Association, the Fairfield-Westchester Professional Horsemen's Association and the
New Jersey Professional Horsemen's Association, to name a few.
In 2004 Rita was presented by the Long Island Professional Horsemen's Association with the Virginia Rice Trophy for
"extraordinary, outstanding and unique achievement in equestrian sport."
Rita has been published in the books Show Rider, The Horse Show, and Horse Show Judging for Beginners.
In addition, she has been featured in magazines such as: Sports Illustrated, The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Show,
The Horse of Delaware Valley, Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar, Today's Equestrian, HorsePeople, Monarch International's
Show Circuit, and The Plaid Horse, to list just a few.
United States Equestrian Federation - Life Member
United States Hunter Jumper Association - Life Member
American Society of Equine Appraisers - Life Member
United States Dressage Federation - Member
National Professional Horsemen's Association - Member
American Quarter Horse Association - Member
American Association for Horsemanship Safety, Inc - Member
Certified Horsemanship Association - Member
United States Equestrian Federation - Junior Hunter Committee- Past Vice President
Professional Horsemen's Association - Past Vice President Long Island Chapter
United States Equestrian Federation - Continuing Education Committee- Past Member
United States Equestrian Federation - Ad Hoc Measurement Committee- Past Member
Zone II Hunter/Jumper Committee- Past Member
Welsh Society- Past Member
American Miniature Horse Society- Past Member
• United States Equestrian Federation Judges Clinics during the past 40+ years in the following divisions:
Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Hunter Seat Equitation, Jumper, Welsh
• American Quarter Horse Association Educational Judges Seminar
• United States Hunter Jumper Association Trainer Certification Program
• Team USA Safe Sport Training
• "Principles of Valuation" (35 hours) seminar presented by the American Society of Equine Appraisers
• "Principles of Valuation" (70 hours) seminar presented by the American Society of Equine Appraisers
• Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (15 hours)
• National USPAP Appraisal Course (45 hours of course credit)
• National Conference on Equine Law (12.25 hours, includes Ethics Credit 1 hour)
• CPR Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
RITA TIMPANARO - EQUINE EXPERT WITNESS/CONSULTANT
Rita Timpanaro is an Equine Expert. She provides horse information
and education for use by attorneys, judges and juries during legal
proceedings. She provides expertise, on behalf of defense or plaintiff,
from discovery through settlement or trial.
Ms. Timpanaro has been involved in the horse industry for over 40 +
years as an nationally acclaimed rider and trainer, horse owner,
facility owner and manager.
Since 1975, she has held her United States Equestrian
Federation "R" judges' license in the following disciplines:
Hunter, Hunter Seat Equitation, Jumper and Hunter Breeding.
Rita has officiated major horse shows throughout the United States
She is a Clinician and teaches horse educational clinics throughout
the country. She is a Certified Senior Equine Appraiser
with the American Society of Equine Appraisers, providing horse
owners the most professional and accurate certified horse appraisal.
Rita Timpanaro's expert knowledge of
EQUINE INDUSTRY STANDARDS
is provided but not limited to the following areas:
• Horse Related Accident Analysis and Reconstruction
• Degrees of Negligence and Accident Prevention
• Horse Industry Standards
• Horse Stable Management
• Horse Riding Instructions
• Horse Riding Camps
• Trail Riding and Rental Horses
• Horse Accidents
• Horse Training
• Horse Behavior
• Safety Procedures
• Boarding and Rental Stables
• Show Horses and Pleasure Horses
• Specific Horse and Equipment Analysis
• Buying and Selling Standards
• Horse and Equipment Appraisals
• Trail Riding Accidents
• All Levels of Riding, Training, Teaching, Competing and Trail Riding
AVAILABLE NATIONALLY ON BEHALF OF
DEFENSE OR PLAINTIFF
AS OF May 8, 2017
• 3 Court Testimonies
• 4 Depositions
• 1 Mediation
• 25 Written Reports
• 42 Cases Reviewed
RITA TIMPANARO IS A HORSE EXPERT. SHE PROVIDES HORSE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION FOR USE BY ATTORNEYS, JUDGES AND JURIES DURING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.