Sandra began her formal dressage training at the Isaac Royal Academy of Equestrian Studies when she was 13 years old. In 2009 she graduated the Masters Program, having competed to Grand Prix and training numerous horses to Fourth Level and above. Here is a list of her accomplishments to date:
USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist
USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction 2002
MDS Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Rider Medalist
Currently in the USEF “r” Judges Program
Sandra currently judges and give clinics in New England and Florida. She has been a working student for FEI “C” Judge Gabriel Armando in Wellington, FL and ridden in clinics with Jodie Kelly, Kim Schissler and Kathy Connelly. She also had the opportunity to ride at the Escola de Equitação de Alcainça in Portugal under the instruction of Georges Malleroni. Sandra was recently appointed as a Bitless Bridle representative by Dr. Cook. In addition to teaching Sandra designs musical freestyles for dressage competition. She also perform in exhibitions with her horse Douwe (see video below) and rides in a quadrille group called Friesians in Pink.
In addition to dressage, Sandra creates equine graphics that she sells on eco-friendly clothing and gifts. Her business, SandraB. Designs, sells products on this website and in the popular dressage catalog Dressage Extensions. Her products have been featured in Dressage Today and Horse Illustrated magazine and are worn by top trainers and riders all over the United States.
Sandra is represented by Portland Models & Talent in Portland, ME. She has been modeling for Hannaford Supermarket since 2010 and was featured in their latest “Quick Meals” campaign in 2012. She was also cast in a Taylor Swift music video, a commercial for the Maine Tourism Office and a commercial for a jewelry company called Hearts on Fire. Click here to view her profile.
Sandra loves to perform with her Friesian gelding, Douwe. Here is an example of what they do: