Since 1998

Sun Hill Training

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I invite you to join me! Take advantage of my years of experience, dedication and passion. If you wish to learn more about Sun Hill Training, please call me today!

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About Our Trainer

Sarah Pinney is passionate about horses, as her 49 years of experience and 33 years as a professional attest. She received a classical education in Portugal, Great Britain, and the United States, and she is proud to present her classical dressage roots here in Poway, CA. Her training has been shaped by such world-renowned trainers as Joao Olivieria, Jean-Claude Racinet, and Maestre Luis Valenca.

Specializing in giving young horses a solid foundation, Sarah is an excellent problem solver. She enjoys developing strong owner/horse partnerships, and consistently produces confident horses that excel in any discipline. While she welcomes the opportunity to train any breed, she has specialized in training Andalusians and Lusitanos since 1989.

Sarah Pinney

Sarah's accumulation of knowledge and experience never stops! Committed to refining and enlarging her training abilities, she reads everything she can get her hands on. She regularly attends seminars and clinics, rides with a variety of local professionals, and hosts her Portuguese trainer Rodrigo da Costa Matos twice yearly. Her horses and students are the lucky recipients of her dedication to serving and helping them ever more thoroughly. Call today and learn more.


Decades of experience competing and showing, from local level to the National Level, with countless wins and successes. Currently competing in IALHA, WE United and USDF shows.

 She is a USDF (United States Dressage Federation) Bronze and Silver medalist.

She is a USDF "L" graduate "with Distinction."

Current USEF "r" Judge Candidate For IALHA

Current USEF "r" Judge Candidate for Western Dressage

Current WE United "r" Judge Candidate

IALHA 12 Time National Champion

IFSHA 2 Time World Champion

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