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Mark Bellissimo: Master of the Universe

From restructuring corporations and turning ailing businesses around to developing horse shows and equestrian lifestyle destinations, Mark Bellissimo feeds off challenge and drinks from the well of perseverance. Just the sort of guy to pull off history’s most successful World Equestrian Games? When and how were you first introduced to equestrian sport? My wife, Katherine, and our daughters, Paige and Nicole, took riding lessons at a local farm near our summer home in New Hampshire in 1996. Very quickly, they were riding a couple of times a week. Ponies and horses were purchased. Shortly thereafter, they started to show; local horse shows turned into regional shows. In 2000 we ended up in Wellington. Have you followed their lead and become smitten with the bug? I have a Quarter Horse called Easy that my wife and daughters bought me as a present. I really enjoy riding around the farm and the…

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