Freedom Zamapaladus is the founder of The Urban Equestrian Academy. He is a respected member of the community, a public speaker, a published author, a presenter, actor and an experienced equestrian specialist in the UK and the Caribbean. Freedom has vast experience in Youth & Community work.
Freedom Zampaladus is a fully qualified racehorse trainer and horse breeder. Freedom was formerly employed by the largest Arabian Stub Farm in the UK at the time “Umm Qarn Farms”, which belonged to the ruler of Qatar at the time HRH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani
Freedom was introduced to the word of equestrianism through his uncle in Antigua at the age of 14, after his parents left the UK (Leicester) to relocate. His uncle owned a race yard and at the age of the 17 he became a professional racehorse trainer. This led him to oversee and manage all duties at my Uncles Race yard “Ocean Pacific Stables”. That is where I was introduced to the equine world.
Freedom Zampaladus is a published author. His book 'From The Hood 2 Horses'. The book details his life between the ages of 14 – 19. A lot happened during this time period. One could say, this period of his life directly shaped him into the person he is today. Once you read his book you will understand where his vision for the The Urban Academy came from. The Kindle Edition of the book will also be available through Amazon shortly.
The paperback edition of the book can now be purchased from Amazon by clicking here. The cost of the paperback edition is £11.99. My book is also available from the following places: Please visit my personal website http://hood2horses.co.uk
My name is Freedom Zampaladus and I have a story to tell. My story is one of transition; a change that has really opened my eyes. Change is the most constant aspect of life and hopefully my story can inspire others to look within. Entrepreneurship is seldom taught in schools and I hope to inspire the younger generation to embrace their skills. My company The Urban Equestrian Academy embodies the character building aspects required. Obviously it is a perfect introduction to get young kids, teens and all ages participating in the world of equestrianism. Of late I have embraced my own talents and now enjoy acting, public speaking, teaching, writing. I am actively involved in helping to make my local community in Leicester a much stronger and cohesive one.
Our philosophy is to focus on enhancing personal development and social skills through Horse Care, Stable Management, Horse Riding and Equestrian Sports. Our social enterprise ‘The Urban Equestrian Academy’ aims to open doors that have not been visibly present before in the Equestrian World. Our ethos is focused on widening participation of those with the least experience in the Equestrian world and also individuals/ communities with the least access to it.
We also focus on the whole Equine Industry worldwide as opposed to just the U.K. This is to give our client base a sense of ownership and to look beyond just having fun but to from an early age plant the seeds, set the foundation for our service users to realistically look at ‘Working with Equines’ as an actual career choice.
We also believe it is more important that our members understand the type of skill set/ knowledge and experience required in order to becoming a competent rider.
Freedom Zampaladus was introduced to the Equestrian World after moving to the Caribbean (Antigua) in 1994 at the age of 14.
AT 17 FREEDOM AQCUIRED HIS PROFESSIONAL RACEHORSE TRAINER LICENSE.
FREEDOM HAS PUBLISHED AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CALLED 'FROM THE HOOD 2 HORSES'
FREEDOM'S UNCLE OWNED A RACE YARD CALLED OCEAN PACIFIC STABLES
AGED 19 FREEDOM RETURNED TO THE UK WITH A VISION - THE URBAN EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY