About Robert Gage
Co-founder and Vice President, Judge My Ride
Recently named Chef d'Equipe of the Venezuelan Show Jumping Team and well-known co-founder of the highly popular internet evaluation company Judge My Ride, Rob Gage continues to inspire generations of riders, from the highest levels of Olympic Show Jumping to grassroots equestrians. Rob has won many titles during his impressive career, having competed in the United States and Europe. Rob, one of four standout riders, along with Susie Hutchinson, Hap Hansen, and Robert Ridland, came up on the California show circuit. They all have made a historic mark on international Show Jumping. In his enviable career, Rob Gage was named AGA Rider of the year in back to back years, four-time West Coast Rider of the year, and a three-time World Cup team member. In consecutive years riding with Judy Martin, Rob was the winner of the Prestigious “Rolex Crown of Excellence,“ which is awarded to the Grand Prix rider with the most wins in the country. Known as a speed demon in the Grand Prix ring, Rob would gallop at warp speed to the most daunting of obstacles, nailing perfect distances for clear rounds. He has piloted such notable horses as Largo, Furst Z, and Sage.
Although he may be best known for his riding career, and his featured role playing himself in the 1985 film “Lighting the White Stallion,” with Mickey Rooney, Rob Gage has gained equally as much fame as a coach. His students have won over 25 different Equitation Medal Finals, including two USET Finals championships. He has also sent students to Young Riders Championships from 4 different zones – returning as individual medalists. No matter how much time passes, Rob's students remark that Rob is the coach who generates unprecedented competitive fire within them, inspiring a desire to win which has indelibly intensified their love of the sport and confidence as riders.