Chester Law (aka Mr Law) grew up in Florida and Grand Cayman. Gifted in both visual and performing arts, He has been performing since the age of three, singing, dancing, and on horseback.
Mr Law began showing American Saddlebreds in his home state of Florida at 12, working his way through the ranks to be competitive at both the State and Regional levels, and lists his State High Point 5th place finish at age 14 as a highlight of his experiences in the show ring.
At age 16, Mr Law auditioned and was accepted into the Blake Leopold School of Voice in Tampa, Florida. After graduating with honors, he studied communication disorders and American Sign Language at the University of South Florida for two years. He still loves to sing and play flute when the opportunities arise. Somewhere along the line, however, the horses and opportunities to perform on horseback held tight, and he began learninig the art of trick riding.
He joined the original cast of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Orlando, Florida in 2003, and is still featured on a billboard riding an ostrich (yes, riding an ostrich). In 2010 he served as a founding member of Cavallo Equestrian Arts, a touring acrobatic horse theater, owned by Olissio Zoppe. Arabian Nights contracted me for the Black Stallion literacy project, where we brought Walter Farley’s black stallion to life in front of thousands of children.
I met my wife Jess at the Dixie Stampede in Florida. In 2014 we decided to move back home to Mobile, Alabama. That was when we found out we were going to be raising a little Dixie Chick of our own.
Combining his talent, expertise and passion for the performing arts and horsemanship, Mr Law brings a unique teaching style into play that teaches students more than just “how to ride” a horse. True horsemanship is about the overall impression you create with elegant lines and subtle communication between horse and rider, and his overall objective is to instill that impression and help develop proficient riders who can pursue any discipline in the world at a professional level.
In 2016 Mr Law completed his Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) certification, adding an invaluable asset to the school to serve Mobile County and beyond. He is the Director of the Horseback Riding program at Camp Smile, a camp for special needs. The camp serves campers with Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation, and the Visually and Hearing Impaired.