Official UIPM website
West Coast Pentathlon
supporting amateur athletes
in modern pentathlon
are available for special
functions and private parties.
students age 5 and older.
is available for clinics.
lesson and show horses for lease.
an in house vet - Dr. James Clark.
horse show shoers Mickey Clawsen
& Jerry Cope on call.
Michael D Cintas dba
Equestrian Centers International
Modern Pentathlon *
Hunters * Jumpers
Equitation * Grand Prix
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ECI - October 2017 Newsletter
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2017 ECI Prices and Information
OUR TRAINING CAMP HOSTING 15 PLUS ATHLETES, WILL BE FROM December 26th , 2016 through Jan. 2nd, 2017 AT ‘TEAM-ECI’,
Equestrian Centers Intl. USA Pentathlon Equestrian Show Jumping Training Camp, AND COMPETITION!
OLYMPIC TRAINING AT ECI
'TEAM-ECI' ELITE PENTATHLETES AND OLYMPIANS TRAINING FOR 'RIO' OLYMPIC'S 2016
NATHAN SCHRIMSHER, COACH MICHAEL, LUCAS SCHRIMSHER, LOGAN STORIE
THESE THREE PENTATHLETES RODE AT 'TEAM-ECI' FOR 6 DAYS TWICE A DAY WITH COACH MICHAEL PREPARING FOR THEIR FIRST WORLD CUP IN SARASOTE, THEN ON TWO THE NEXT THREE ALL QUALIFIERS FOR THE FINAL MEN'S (AND FOR THE WOMEN) TEAM FOR 2016 OLYMPICS IN 'RIO'
NATHAN SCHRIMSHER HAS ALREADY MADE THE TEAM BY WINNING THE BRONZE MEDAL AT THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES, IN CANADA THIS YEAR!
CINDY, NAOMI, SEAMUS, ISAAC, SAMUEL, GRAHAM, CLAIRE, JACK, AMY, ATHEA, SINA, SONJA,
and COACH MICHAEL
Coach Michael Cintas "Game Master"
Featured in R/M Magazine
50th Anniversary Issue
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TEAM ECI SCHOLARSHIPS
Please contact us for any financial assistance you may need. Click here for printable TEAM ECI RIDING SCHOLARSHIP application at ECI-Rancho Mirage, please print, scan and email or mail hard copy to ECI, our address is on the bottom of the form.
Each Year ECI gives various type riding packages to children between the ages of 5 yrs old thru 16 years old.
ECI will award 10 riding packets scholarships in 2015.
Each year we also donate Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Training and Dressage Training as well as lesson packages to many of the Local organizations in the Valley for their fund raisers.
UIPM Palm Springs World Cup - Thank You letter to ECI
Special Thank You's to ECI
Dear Mr. Cintas, Dear Mike!
In the name of UIPM I like to thank you for your strong support during the last World Cup in Palm Springs. Without your help, big problems we would have linked to the number of horses.
You should know, that I respect you, and your passion for Modern Pentathlon. I know we can in
future count on your support.
All my best wishes and greetings yours
Dr. Klaus Schormann UIPM President
On behalf of Kathleen, Margaux and Isabella, I want to thank you for your Equestrian Coaching.
If anyone asks any of us, you are the USA Equestrian Coach. My girls depend upon you, and their successes associated with your help (and failures when you were not available to them) lead me to what I think is an obvious conclusion -- Michael Cintas' contribution to Modern Pentathlon is tangible, measurable and real.
First, my hat is off to anyone who loves sport and athletes enough to face adversity and still provide professional, patient and careful guidance and training while shouldering so much expense and giving up so much time to do so.
Second, in this sport, the only event that causes me worry is the equestrian event. Part of the excitement of the sport is the wild card of drawing a horse in a lotery; but, the downside of drawing a bad horse can be so much more costly than a few points in a sporting event. Horses respond to confidence, and the confidence the girls take away from their time spent with you and from your thoughtful direction during events is clearly what keeps my hundred-or-so pound girls in control of a half-ton of misbehaving horse.
Third, as an American, as a parent, and as a fan of Pentathlon, I am grateful for the contribution you make to Team USA and my girls. You make all the difference -- the record (with Cintas vs without Cintas) speaks for itself.
Here is Ana Gonzales on her new horse from Germany "Koa"
at THERMAL "Hits" in the 3'6" division taking 2nd place
after the jumpoff
Her Equitation is impeccable
He seat is in the tack, her heels are down
a solid but not over exagerated release
her crotch on the pommel
her eye up
her very straight back
"THE CINTAS LOOK"
Congratulations Margaux Isaksen
4th Place Olympic Modern Pentathlon
Well done Team USA Dennis Bowsher 32nd place & Suzanne Stettenius 28th place on your Olympic effort, well done!
For the complete story visit http://www.usapentathlon.org
EQUESTRIAN CENTERS INTL.,
MICHAEL D. CINTAS
RANCHO MIRAGe CA.
ECI Will be interviewing for an apprentice position under Michael D. Cintas (one year program)
A good solid foundation on the flat, and over fences
Equitation foundation a must.
Will train in Hunters, Jumpers and Dressage,
Riding and training 4-5 times a day on young stock thru Grand Prix.
Some beginner/novice teaching/learning and being further educated as a future top coach
Position, includes housing, room and board, horse shows, clinics, training, transportation and stipends.
Contact will be re-addressed after the first year’s internship.
Applicants who apply, serious, passionate, confident, hard workers and goal minded for a future in our Equestrian Sport and Business (drop any egos, not needed or wanted at “TEAM-ECI”)
Contact: Michael D. Cintas, firstname.lastname@example.org (760) 861-2984, send resume, goals, video & references.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
FOR A SUCCESSFUL WORLD CUP!!!
Thank You letter to Michael Cintas From USA Pentathlon
Beijing Olympics 2008
Olympian and Pan American Champion
Pentathlete Sheila Taormina
Trained and Coached in Riding by
Equestrian Coach Michael D.Cintas Owner/Trainer
Modern Pentathlon Equestrian Coach
(See our About Us page to learn more about Michael Cintas)
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