Born in Northern California, Sarah began riding Dressage at the age of five and competing in the sport at the age of eight. Successfully coming up through the United States Equestrian Federation’s Junior and Young Rider programs, Sarah earned a bronze medal in the 2003 USEF Young Rider Championships. Following the national competition at at the historic Devon Dressage show in Pennsylvania, Sarah was invited to be a rider for Olympian Charlotte Bredahl in Southern California. While attending college at University of California Santa Barbara, Sarah was Charlotte’s sole full time riding assistant, often training up to ten horses a day and attending classes.
After graduating from both college and the Young Rider program at the age of twenty one, Sarah continued to compete numerous horses at the FEI levels, as well as began developing young horses for an esteemed warmblood breeder in California. In 2015 and 2016 Sarah successfully competed in back to back seasons in Wellington, Florida at the world renowned Winter Equestrian Festival, under USEF coach Scott Hassler.
In 2017, Sarah and her husband moved back to the West Coast, and in 2018 and 2020 Sarah syndicated two exciting young horses for her lineup: 2015 KWPN gelding Kanjer TC and 2016 KWPN Liang. Both young horses are showing tremendous promise for the upper levels, having outstanding gaits and top rideability. With her current FEI competition horse, Fuerst Domiro, Sarah is now competing successfully at the Small Tour Level and schooling all of the Grand Prix at home.
A few of Sarah’s accomplishments in the sport over the past twelve months include:
Qualifying both syndicated young horses for the 2020 United States Equestrian Federation Festival of Champions in Wayne Illinois; the most prestigious national dressage competition in the United States
Achieving ranks of 5th place and 7th place in the nation for USEF Markel Young Horse Championships in 2020
Receiving High Point, the highest overall score awarded at a competition, at every show competed in on the California show circuit for 2021
Receiving nine scores over 80% between Kanjer and Liang in 2021
Qualifying three horses in the 2021 USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships, which will take place at the end of September