Member Spotlight: Robert Castellitto

Where are you from?
Ossining, New York

How long have you been showing horses?
10 years.  I’ve competed in the American Royal, Palomino World Show, NSBA World Show, and Congress.

How long have you been in Missouri?
19 years

What is your favorite horse show?
NSBA World Show

What is your favorite class to show in?

What is your favorite class to watch

Who is your all-time favorite horse and why?
I’ve ridden several horses that I liked.  Empty Irons (Emma) is my favorite. I purchased Emma this year and we have really bonded.  Emma is the first horse that I’ve owned.

If you are not at a horse show, what would we find you doing?
I volunteer at TREE House of Greater Saint Louis (a therapeutic riding center) two days a week.  I started volunteering there 10 years ago. I also like to play video games.

Do you have another job besides taking care of your horses?
I work at Fratelli’s Ristorante in Saint Charles

What is your favorite food?
I love sushi!

What is your favorite restaurant?
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse in Saint Charles

What is your favorite fun class at a horse show?
Halloween Costume Class

What is your favorite movie?
The original Godzilla

What is your dream vacation?
Going to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We go deep sea fishing, crabbing, wake boarding, bicycling, and go to the beach.  I’ve caught barracudas and 5’ sharks.

What is something most people don't know about you?  I'm a history buff.