"INNOVATIVO, ISPIRATO, ISTINTIVO,
EVERYTHING SOUNDS BETTER IN ITALIAN"
Francesco Martinotti is originally from the beautiful country of Italy. Francesco grew up riding reining horses with his sister, Valentina, until he was given the opportunity to work professionally with one of Italy's most renowned horse owner, Claudio Risso. It was there that he started working as an assistant while breaking two year olds. From there he was fortunate enough to come across a great horse, Rambo Bo Sun, a horse that would allow him to earn great achievements as a young trainer while growing his lifetime earnings to over $100,000. Over the next couple of years Francesco worked toward opening his own training business and was able to do so in 2012. Once on his own he became one of Italy's top NRHA professionals while earning achievements such as, 2012 European Open Derby Lv 1 & 2 Champion, 2013 European Open Derby Lv 3 Champion, 2013 Maturity Open Lv 3 & Lv 4 Champion. In 2015 after winning the FEI European Championship Team Gold medal for Italy, he was approached by Tom McCutcheon with a job opportunity in America. It would be an opportunity to learn from the industry's top professionals such as Duane Latimer and Tom himself. While working with the McCutcheon's, Francesco was able to develop his craft further and mold his training skills into what they are today. Since arriving in the US in Jaunary of 2016, Francesco has been either a finalist or top ten finisher in every major open derby or futurity. In 2016 he was the High Roller Classic Open Lv2 Reserve Futurity Champion and Open Lv2 Whizkey N Diamonds 4 yr old Stakes Champion. He was also Reserve Derby Champion at the Tulsa Reining Classic in 2016. In the fall of 2017 Francesco decided it was time to start his own business and Martinotti Equine Services LLC was born. In 2018 Francesco was Lv2 Congress Open Futurity Champion and Lv 3 Open Reserve Champion. He was also a Lv 2 and Lv 3 Open Futurity Semi Finalist at the 2018 NRHA Futurity. Francesco will continue to push the envelope and produce results in and out of the show pen. If you are looking for a trainer with passion and drive then look no further.