Pure Pleasure Performance Horses is a full care training facility located in the beautiful hills of Athens, Pennsylvania. The facility sits on 22 acres of pasture divided into 6 separate turnout areas. We strongly believe in turnout for our training horses. The facility is less than 5 years old and consists of 16, fully matted, 12'x12' stalls with a 60'x120' indoor riding arena and an 80’x150’ outdoor arena.
The facility is owned and operated by Vito Latini and Joshua Shengle. Josh is the full time trainer and has been extremely successful in the training of Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Halter, Horsemanship, Equitation and All Around horses. Josh has had the opportunity to work some of the leading trainers in the industry and brings a broad knowledge base to his training approach. In 2011 he led the nation in the AQHA Limited Rider point standings for both Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle in the same year. He and his clients have boasted NSBA World Top 5, Congress Top 10, Congress Top 15, Top 10 National Standings, Amateur Championships, Amateur Performance Championships, World Show Qualifiers, Multiple year end state awards and multiple high point awards.
We also have a very successful breeding program and have 2 year olds and yearlings out of such great stallions as Hot Ones Only, VS Code Red, Ziprageous and Only in the Moonlite.
Josh and Vito strongly believe in building both a facility and a training program that meets the needs of our clients while enjoying the company of our “second family”. It is truly about the enjoyment of the animal, creating a team and “bringing it” in the show pen. We are truly blessed with our client base, their commitment to great horses and their desire to learn, grow and be successful.
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