Welcome to Sky High Equestrian Center

About Sky High Equestrian Center

Samanthas love of horses and riding began when she was less than seven years old at a small English barn in Virginia. As she grew in skill and expertise, her ability to understand and communicate with horses became apparent. By 14, she found a trainer who was able to explain the intricacies of what worked and why with horses in a way that motivated Samantha to strive for excellence in riding more than ever before. This experience continues to affect her approach with students, guiding her to tailor her instruction to the needs, abilities, and commitment level of her students. During high school, Samantha spent one year at Willow Hill, an eventing farm in Upstate New York, under the tutelage of Rolex Rider and Trainer Tara Edwards and Grand Prix Rider and Trainer Julie Edwards, and two seasons in Wellington showing and catch riding. These experiences inspired Samantha to become a professional horsewoman in order to gain the ability and expertise to help students and their horses reach their potential in the ring. With this decided, she pursued her formal equestrian education at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, where she became a Certified Riding Master VI, A Certified Instructor III and Trainer, and a certified Equine Massage Therapist. Samanthas show career has included shows and wins in show rings all the way from Lake Placid in Upstate New York, through Vermont, down to Wellington, Littlewood, Plantation Acres and Tropical Park in South Florida. She has also shown at Folsom in Louisiana. After two assistant training stints at Condee Farm in South Florida where Samantha rode between 10 and 16 horses daily, and Lebocage Stables in Lake Charles where she had a teaching load of 30 student riders ages 3 to 50, Sam decided it was time for her to start her own lesson and boarding stable and Sky High Equestrian Center has come Alive!

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