Norman Dello Joio
Norman the owner of Wembley, started in 1980 with his wife Jeanie. Born in New York City, he’s an American equestrian professional with an illustrious career, with major wins throughout Europe and North and South America.
Among various Grand Prix wins both national and international, his success include an Olympic medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics where he received the bronze medal aboard Irish, and a World Cup victory in 1983 in Vienna aboard stallion I Love You.
His fierce sense of competition, innate horsemanship, and belief in discipline have produced a number of successful competitors in their own right, going on to place in the Grand Prix competitions.
Nicholas Dello Joio was born in Bedford, NY and grew up in Wellington, Florida. When Nick began riding, he trained with his parents. His talent was proven right from the start when he was circuit champion in the Children’s Modified Jumpers at the prestigious FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. In 2009, Nick won his first grand prix, the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix at the Atlanta Fall Classic I, and just one week later scored another win in the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix at the Atlanta Fall Classic II. Both wins were aboard Malcolm, a horse he had taken over riding for his father. Following his solid competition performance and a recommendation by U.S. Chef d’Equipe, George Morris, Nick received the 2010 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award . In 2011 he and Malcolm were selected for the USET Foundation’s European Young Riders Tour, in which he had a remarkable debut in Europe with a Nations Cup win at CSIOY Weirden (NED).
Nick has had a lot of great placings in the last ten years, and has consistently appeared in the top 30 on the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping ranking list. Along with a steady competition schedule and a growing list of students he helps, Nick has sold a number of horses that have gone on to achieve excellent results.
An invaluable “ground” person to husband Norman and son Nicholas for over 30 years, Jeanie is responsible for all Wembley logistics, finance, and operations. She serves as a resource for each and every one of Wembley’ students, regardless of age or ranking. Jeanie has and will continue to perpetuate the Wembley standard of excellence with regards to horsemanship and competition for years to come.