Having registered for CanTRA’s instructor certification program in 2014, Sarah is looking forward to assisting with rider lessons this year. She has been volunteering with PARD since 2009, sidewalking, leading and working with the horses. She is patient and enjoys people, especially when she can share her love for horses. In fact, some of her favourite times at PARD are the social opportunities - the annual corn roast, visiting before and after lessons, the horse shows and fund-raising events.Despite her natural people skills, Sarah can be shy and appreciates that PARD gives her the opportunity to build those skills. And she enjoys being able to give back to the community doing something that is so much fun!
Sarah moved to Peterborough with her family in 2008, with the promise of getting a horse offered to ease the pain of leaving her school friends behind in Ajax. Instead of getting her own horse right away, Sarah started taking riding lessons and ended up at Wendon Hills with Wendy as her coach. She has her own horse now, and she and Mojo enjoy hanging out or getting ready for Eventing. They also participate in PARD’s annual Schooling Show (in July) and the Games Show (in September).
In order for the shows to be successful, PARD is hopeful to attract riders from numerous area barns. While Sarah simply loves to spend the day with horsey friends and jump her courses, she admits that it’s a lot more fun with more riders.
Sarah will continue in her love for animals while she studies the veterinary technician course at college this fall.