About Sara

Sara's love of horses and riding, which started at the age of two, continued a family interest that dates back to her great-grandmother. Progressing through Pony Club and Riding club, Sara competed in all disciplines before focusing on show jumping. Affiliating with British Showjumping, Sara competed successfully with her pony ‘Athlone Flight' on the National Circuit, with successes at the Scope Finals in 2011 and 2012. Her move onto horses, led to further success with ‘ Roscoe’ and ‘Carpigiani’ when they competed at the National Championships, the National Amateur Finals in 2013 and 2014 when they qualified for the Championship Finals. 

In 2014, Sara competed at her first International and subsequently, in 2016 with ‘Carpigiani’ and her new ride 'Kamiel Deux’, Sara had success with placings on both rides in the Championship Finals at Bronze and Silver levels, jumping to 1.35/1.40m.  In 2018, Sara has also competed in Belgium, with her young horse ‘Glitter', gaining a third place at 1.10m, as a part of the British Showjumping Step Up to Gold Programme.

Sara has trained with leading coaches and riders, including Matt Lanni in the UK and Jessica Mendoza, at her home in the Netherlands. Training in the Netherlands provided opportunities to train at Peelbergen and to compete at Sentower Park. These opportunities provided Sara with an insight into professional showjumping both in the UK and Europe and further confirmed her determination to pursue an equestrian career.

 

Sara’s competition schedule has been undertaken in parallel with gaining her educational qualifications, culminating in gaining an Honours degree in History and Politics at Warwick University, in 2016. Following University Sara has continued her studies, with selection for the British Showjumping BEF Young Professional Programme in 2017, Category C Driving Licence in 2018. and in 2022 gaining her British Showjumping Level 3 coaching qualification.  Following qualification Sara is coaching both individual and groups and is currently developing a coaching arrangement with a leading school in Warwickshire. 

 

With the experience that Sara has gained on professional yards and training with professional coaches, over many years, Sara has now developed the family yard in South Warwickshire, into a professional set-up from where she trains her show jumpers.  The yard is small and intimate, consisting of 4 internal stables and four traditional brick built stables, a 25x40m arena with show jumps, a wash-box, a solarium and an all-weather turn-out area.  Sara is looking to add additional facilities in 2019/20 including a covered horse-walker, covered lunge pen and an extension to the menage, to 25x60m.

 

In addition to Sara's equestrian focus, Sara also pursues her talent for drawing animal and pet portraits.  Sara specialises in bespoke coloured pencils and graphite portraits and having had many pets of her own fully understands their individual characters and the unconditional love we have for them.  Sara loves to watch her portraits come to life as she brings out the individual character and unique appearance of each portrait she draws.

 
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Equine Services

Coaching 

Sara is a fully insured British Showjumping Level 3 Coach

Sara teaches horses and riders of all ages and abilities, tailoring lessons to enable individuals to progress and achieve their goals, whether that be to jump BS, BE, or simply to have fun. 

Sara aims to share her knowledge and love for the sport, to help improve and support everyone she teaches

Schooling

Sara is available for schooling exercising horse either on a regular basis or holiday cover.  Sara has limited for schooling livery at her private yard

Holiday Cover

Sara has limited space for holiday livery at her private yard and is also available to provide holiday cover at your own yard

Competing

Sara is available to take on new rides as well as compete on a freelance basis

 

Services Prices

Lesson Prices 

Up to an hour - £35

Schooling Prices 

30 minutes - £25

60 minutes - £35

Schooling prices include time for tacking up and untacking.  If I am required to tack/untack 60 minutes will be required


Travel
0-10 miles - no charge

10-15 miles - £5
15-25 miles - £7.50


There is no travel cost when more than two lessons/schooling sessions  are booked at the same location

Holiday Cover

Please contact Sara for prices for livery and cover at your yard

 

Portraits

Equine and animal portraits

Sara also draws highly detailed pet portrait of pets and other animals.  If you are interested in a commission please contact for more information.

 

 

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Portrait Prices

Coloured Pencil Portraits (Head shots)
7x9 - £200
8x12 - 300
12x16 - £500

 

Coloured Pencil Portrait (Full Body)

8x12 - £200

12x16 - £300

Graphite Portraits
7x9 - £80
8x12 - £120
12x16 - £200

Larger sizes are available, please contact me for prices

Portrait take anywhere between 15-30 hours to complete, depending on the size chosen

Additional Subjects
The above prices are for one subject.  For multiple subjects per portrait there is an additional cost of £30 per subject for coloured pencil and £20 for graphite.

Framing 

I am currently in the process of organising for a professional framing service for clients that would like their portrait framed.  Please ask if you are interested in prices.

Contact Sara

Ladbroke, Warwickshire

07810568956

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