Biography

  • Name: Oscar Soberón
  • Residence: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Languages: Spanish, English

Accreditation

  • FEI ( Federatione Ecuestre Internationale )
  • ASCD ( Aachen School of Course Design )
  • FEM ( Federación Ecuestre Mexicana )

Everyday I wake up early, grab my coffee and head to the horse show. Everyday with the dream that i got an exciting course that challenges horses and riders in a fair and exiting way.
It is a never ending learning experience that will always bring you great satisfaction but also great challenges.

Dreaming that all the time I spend in front of the computer, pays off and i can deliver outstanding competition. I dream the best horses perform in top form, and the average and youngsters gain valuable confidence. Everyday i want to go to bed knowing i achieved a goal.

My job is to work with the riders, not against them. we are on the same team, we want the same goals. I love this sport more than anything else.

My name is Oscar Soberon, Course designing is my passion, Im sure all of my fellow course designers around the world wake up with the same dream i do….lets work together, not against each other.

The sport as a whole!

September 13th, 2016

Oscar Soberón 

Course Design Awards

  • 2005. First place for organizing the best show in Nuevo León (Challenge Cup).

  • 2006. First place for the best Grand Prix of 2006, course design competition organized by the Aachen School of Course Design, the FEI, and Horse International, with participants from all over the world.

  • 2007. 4th place in the obstacle design competition organized by the Aachen School of Course Design.

    • Committee of adjudicators
    • • Arno Gego
    • • Leopoldo Palacios
    • • Olaf Petersen
    • • Nelson Pessoa
    • • Pamela Young

Course Design Education

  • 2003 – Course for national course designers Monterrey México, directed by Mr. Olaf Petersen.
  • 2004 – Course for technical delegates in Monterrey México, directed by Mr. Leopoldo Palacios Jugo.
  • 2005 – Intensive course on course design, and promotion to FEI-C, Aachen, Germany, directed by Mr. Arno Gego, and Olaf Petersen.
  • 2006 – Second Symposium in course design organized by the Aachen School of Course Design, Aachen Germany.
  • 2009 – First World Trainers Forum, Aachen, Germany
  • 2009 – Course design seminary, Leopoldo Palacios, Monterrey, México

Show Management

  • Monterrey Challenge Cup 2005-2007 (president of the organizing committee)
  • Monterey Horse Festival (president of the organizing committee, sport manager)
  • Teletón charity horse show 2007, 2008 (Sports manager – TV coordinator)
  • State Championships 2008 Nuevo León
  • Co-founder of Justworld International México
  • Co-founder of Prodeport S.A de C.V

Special Activities

  • Translation (Spanish) and collaboration in Linda Allen´s “Course Design the smart way” DVD.
  • Fence design and renovation of material for Centro Ecuestre San Pedro (CESPAC)
  • Designed and built a whole set of jumps for free jumping arenas in several stud farms in Monterrey.
  • Sponsor fence design for “Monterrey Horse Festival 2006”, as well as for Hípico Monterrey.
  • Layout and footing design for Hípico Los Azulejos (Torreon, Coahuila)
  • Obstacle design for “Semana Hípica Monterrey 2007”
  • Member of the “field of play” in the Hong Kong 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Secretary general of the First World Trainers Forum, Aachen, Germany 2009
  • Sports analytics for 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals

Assistant Course Designer

Christa Heibach: FEI-I

• Monterrey Championship (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
• CSI***** Palm Beach (2006)
• CSI***** Spruce Meadows (2006)
• CSI***** Palm Beach (2007)

Marco Cortinovis: FEI-I

• CSI***** Palm Beach (2006)

Leopoldo Palacios: FEI-O

• CSI*** Monterrey (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
• CSI***** Spruce Meadows (2006, 2007, 2008)
• Monterrey Championships (2003, 2004, 2005)
• The games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008

Werner Deeg: FEI-O

• Monterrey Championships (2004)

Guillerme 1ogueira: FEI-I

• CSI*** Monterrey (2004, 2005)
• CSI-W Bromont (2004)
• Monterrey Championships (2003,2004)
• Mexican Team Selection Trials Xalapa (2006)
• Pin Oak Charity Horse Show (2005)
• National Championship (2006)
• CSI***** Global Champions Tour (Palm Beach) 2007

Linda Allen: FEI-O

• Monterrey Championships (2004, 2005, 2006,2007)

Frederic Cottier: FEI-O

• CSI*** Monterrey (2005, 2006)

Bob Ellis: FEI-O

• CSI***** Spruce Meadows (2006)
• Monterrey Championships (2004)

Helio Pessoa: FEI-I

• Monterrey Championships (2004, 2005)

Anthony D’ambrosio: FEI-I

• CSI***** Spruce Meadows (2006, 2008)
• Monterrey CESPAC (2008)
• Rolex FEI World Cup Finals, Las Vegas (2009)

Catalina Cruz: FEI-I

• CSI*** Monterrey (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
• Monterrey Championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Olaf Petersen Jr: FEI-I

• National Championships Balvanera (2004)

Edith Gavillo: FEI-I

• CSI*** Monterrey (2004,2005)

Bo Bak Andersen: FEI-I

• CSI-JYRCH Monterrey (2006)

STEVE STEPHE1S: FEI-O

• The games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008

Riders

15 years of experience in show jumping, from junior to international competitions.
Successfully competed up to 1.40 classes in both national and international competitions including:

  • CSI Bromont (2004)
  • CSI Blainville (2004)
  • CSI Hits on the Hudson (2004)
  • CSI Monterrey (2000-2006)
  • Pin Oak (2005 Houston, TX)
  • National Championships (1998-2006)
  • Xalapa (2000-2006)