Western / Gymkhana
Sara has more than 19 years of experience instructing children and adults. Sara has instructed more than 500 students in a safe and fun learning environment. She holds a CHA Level 2 certification in both English and Western disciplines, is CPR, First Aid and AED certified by the American Red Cross and holds an AA in Liberal Arts and General Studies as well as a BS in Behavioral Sciences.
Whether you want to show or trail ride or do gymkhana, obstacle courses or flatwork or learn basic equitation and pleasure, Sara can guide you every step of the way. Every lesson is tailored to fit the rider’s needs and his/her overall goal. In addition, all lessons are taught on quality, safe and experienced lesson horses and ponies are riders are matched with a mount best suited to their skills to keep them progressing.
During lessons, riders not only learn the fundamentals of riding but also proper care of the horse, how to tack and un-tack the horse safely and basic horsemanship–all important skills if one would like to own their own horse one day.
Sara is available for lessons Tuesday – Friday afternoons. If you would like to schedule a lesson with Sara, you can reach her at: (619) 843-3243.
Hunter / Jumper / Western
Vicki Schuman joined SHEC with her horse Grande to help expand the already successful lesson program provided by Sara Krause-Whyte.
Vicki brings more than 50 years of experience in the areas of hunter/jumper and western pleasure horsemanship. She holds an AA double major degree in Liberal Arts and Equitation from Southern Seminary junior College, a BS in Health Care management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an MA in Education from Central Michigan University. She also attended Waterstock Training Centre in Oxfordshire, England to further expand her equine studies. She is very excited to be here!
Vick is available for lessons on weekends and in the afternoon Tuesday – Thursday. If you would like to schedule a lesson with Vicki, you can reach her at (760) 583-7900.
Western / Barrels / Rodeo
Sonya Farrell joins SHEC bringing her rodeo and barrel racing knowledge to the team, with six years of equestrian instruction experience in all areas but specializing in barrel racing training.
Sonya is a member of the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association and has competed in Junior High, High School and College Rodeo. She has he AAS in Equine Riding and Training from Northwest College in Wyoming and is CPR and First Responder certified.
In addition to riding instruction, Sonya has years of experience training horses and currently offers this service to her clients. her passion is creating a positive experience for riders and horses working as a team and she is excited to be here at SHEC!
Sonya is available for lessons all day Monday as well as Tuesday – Friday mornings. If you would like to schedule a lesson with Sonya you can reach her at: (760) 990-3401.
Western / English / Hunter / Jumper
Erin has more than 19 years experience riding and working with horses. She rode and showed in hunters for the first 10 years of her riding career, then picked up Western all-around and started training with Sara Krause-Whyte.
Erin most recently spent three years training the draft horses and employees at Disneyland in driving, riding, groundwork, special events and parades. Erin holds her B.S. in Agribusiness Management, with an emphasis in Equine Industries, from Cal Poly Pomona. She is excited to share her passion of riding and horses with her students.
In addition to teaching lessons, Erin hosts birthday parties at Sundance Hills Equestrian Center.