Date of birth : 20 january 1963
Horse master, stuntman
Krasimir Simeonov was judo and sambo competitor for twenty years. He hold the title of Mater of sport and has numerous medals won at national, European, and world championships.
Since the year 2000, Krasimir Simeonov has taken part in almost 100 foreign and Bulgarian film productions. He was one of the Bulgarian stuntmen chosen to participate in the epic war film Troy (2003 – with Brad Pitt as leading actor). Amongst the most popular movies, in which Krasimir participated were The Black Dahlia (2006), Hannibal (2006), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Expendables 2 (2012), Expendables 3 (2014), etc..
He won a recognition of his abilities to train horses with his appointment for horse trainer in the movie 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). One of the biggest challenges of the production was to find horses’ doubles that are to be rode by actors. This was practice, when filming movies outside Bulgaria but was applied for the first time in the country.
Studying the work of the best horse trainers – Monty Roberts and Pat Parelli, Krasimir Simeonov reaches the conclusion that working with the horse in natural environment improves the quality, boosts the confidence between horse and rider and contributes to the strong leadership of man and horse’s willful submission to his rider. Daily workout and implementation of non-traditional for the Bulgarian riding school training approaches, led to the accumulation of invaluable experience in the training of horses, that vary in temper, abilities and talents.