The Schiller Family
A lifelong equestrian of varying disciplines, Warwick Schiller moved from his home country of Australia in his 20s to the United States in order to pursue his dream of training horses. He focused his competitive efforts on reining, eventually becoming an NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Reserve World Champion and also representing Australia at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. His unique ability to convey his knowledge to others became apparent when he successfully went on to coach individuals who garnered coveted reining titles such as NRHA World Champions, NRHA Rookie of the Year, Australian Champions, U.S. Champions and a fellow WEG team member.
Robyn Schiller grew up being a horse-crazy kid in California, riding before she could even walk and showing as a youth along with her mother in the Western all around events. She is an extremely accomplished rider and highly decorated showperson. (Her titles and accomplishments simply are too long to list.) Robyn’s can-do attitude, intelligence, and work ethic has served her well in both equine competition and work. Her post-college career in Human Resources has helped her understand the art of motivation, the need for structure, and develop an ability to multi-task with the best, while still being relatable and empathetic.
Robyn and Warwick initially met at a horse show (no surprise there), and after a year of persistence on Warwick’s part, Robyn finally agreed to go on their first date. There has been no looking back for this pair since. After marrying in 1994, they became parents in 1997 when their son Tyler was born. The family spent 4 years in Australia in the mid 2000’s and before his high school years began, they packed up and moved back to the United States. Tyler is now in college and enjoying life as a student and joining his parents on occasional adventures to locations across the globe.
In 2012, the Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship Online Video Library was founded by the Schillers in an effort to help individuals form a better relationship with their horses and a cultivate deeper understanding of the foundation on which all successful horse training is built. Warwick’s life as a videographer and multi-discipline educator began. He also set course for many, many clinics around the world.
As a native Australian his love of storytelling combined with the thousands of hours spent among the best horse trainers, a wide variety of horses, and horse owners/trainers has helped him build a well-earned reputation for being among the top professional horsemen himself. His positive support of his followers is ever-apparent in his willingness to engage with people online and in person in a respectful yet direct manner.
Robyn has since joined the family business ending her career in the corporate world. She is often found playing the part of behind-the-scenes-wizard at Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship. She continually assists Warwick with speaking and presenter engagements, live feed question and answers sessions, and caring for their own small (ever-growing) herd of horses, dogs, cat and chickens at home. Additionally, she’s writes the “Along for the Ride” blog, a well-received chronical of life perspective as a world class trainers wife and accomplice.
Warwick is ALWAYS learning. He is learning and growing and becoming the very best horseman he can be. And he is inviting the people that believe in what he is doing along for that ride. It’s life-long, and passion-driven work. It involves horses and horse-people and community and support… POSITIVE support. A tribe if you will, but one that is focused and has goals and is open to making mistakes and learning from those mistakes together, to become better, for their horses, for their goals and for each other.
Currently, Warwick is focusing on expanding his knowledge by spending more time with other trainers who allow him to ask his pointed questions as he works hard to garner a better understanding of their individual methods and philosophies. He and Robyn are on an epic journey of their own, once again committing to qualifying for, and competing in, the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Several books are in the near future and a VERY exciting structured online course of the Principles of Training is in the works. Look for him at the Equine Affair and Western States Horse Expos as a presenter, as a motivational speaker at varying seminars, and on Horse and Country T.V. – he’ll be the one telling a great story, listening closely to the horse, and working his tail off to be a better coach, trainer, husband, dad and person of the world. Robyn will be right there with him being the talented force of nature she is, and supporting the people surrounding them – all on their own journeys to being the best horsepeople they can be.