Dennis Michael Antolik
The Horseman & Founder
Dennis has been a horseman from the moment he swung a leg over his first horse, Flicka at age five. At 14, he opened his first equestrian-inspired enterprise, a trail riding business called Rent-A-Horse. Two years later, he was operating his own custom hay business. Professionally, Dennis worked in the locomotive controls division of GE and partnered in a building controls and automation company that became one of the largest independent environmental controls companies in the industry. However, horses were always his passion. He built a multi-discipline equestrian facility in central Texas and managed the construction of numerous equine projects. He served as President of a Lexington, KY, based equine performance evaluation consulting firm that was instrumental in helping clients select top Thoroughbreds and win awards including “Owner and Breeder of the Year.” More notable successes were having client horses win multiple graded stakes and the Kentucky Derby. The firm’s selection method was even featured on NBC during the Breeders’ Cup and played a role in the sale of one of the top-selling yearlings at $9.2 million. Dennis brings a contagious passion for horses through continual support of multiple charities, including equine rescues and therapeutic riding programs. His number-one motivator is to one day be able to feed all the world’s horses and cure digestive and behavioral issues that come from poor feeding practices and to supply it at a reduced cost. Dennis is an active member of the US Polo Association, the AQHA, and USEF.