Karl Bauer opened North Jersey Equestrian Center , the largest equestrian complex in the state, in 2001. Bauer, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA, began showing horses at 4-H shows and open competitions when he was 9. Five years later he began taking lessons from Robert Standish, USET’s executive director. In 1973, he began training and showing horses for Standish as well as his own at AQHA events. Bauer has since bred, trained and shown American Quarter Horses, many of them ROM, national and world champions as well as Superior Horse Achievement earners. He specializes in youth and amateur riders that show western pleasure, hunter under saddle, equitation, horsemanship and showmanship at the local, state, national and world levels. Past President of the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association, he has been an AQHA national affiliate since 1997, and was seated on the NJQHA Board of Directors for six years. He is a member of the AQHA Professional Horseman’s Association, Breeders Referral Program and the National Snaffle Bit Association. His talent and experience have earned him numerous awards, including the 1998-99 NJQHA Breeder of the Year. In addition, he has two back-to-back world championships in Mounted Shooting under his belt in 2006 and 2007. Karl currently sits on the board of directors for the American Quarter Horse Association.