Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Alex Granato began English riding lessons at nine years old. He became the youngest rider to win the Utah Hunter Jumper Association Medal Finals at 13 years old and competed in his first Grand Prix when he was 18 years old. During his final year as a junior competitor, he found Mad Season, who fueled his career for over 12 years, ultimately winning over 20 Grand Prix events and over $500,000 in prize money. In 2017, he began his partnership with Carlchen W, and the two have moved up the levels amassing impressive results. In 2018, they earned their first start on a senior FEI Nations Cup team in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico, where they were one of only two pairs to produce a double-clear. They were also part of the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, jumping a clear round. They have won the $208,200 FEI Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix CSI4*, the $134,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* at the Kentucky Spring Classic, and were part of the silver medal-winning NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Mexico, just to name a few. Most recently, the pair won the $230,000 Major League Show Jumping Grand Prix CSI5*.
“I believe that you cannot have success in the show ring without a happy and healthy horse. Great feed is one of the main components in a horse’s health and well-being. Whether it is a young hunter, an amateur horse, or one of our international jumpers, Tribute has played an essential role in the diet and nutrition program here at Mad Season, LLC. Tribute produces a quality product and I am proud to feed it to my horses.”