"Sara is awesome. Her teaching methods are straightforward and bring out the best of all the riders." Warren Martin

Sara Krause-Whyte

Western / Gymkhana

Sara has more than 20 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 overall goal. In addition, all lessons are taught on quality, safe and experienced lesson horses and ponies, and 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 Monday - Thursday afternoons.


Vicki Schuman

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 only.

"My daughter has been riding here for two years. Erin is her coach and is such a nice person and a wonderful coach."Teresa Bennett

Erin Martinez

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.

Erin is available for lessons Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

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Janel Poulos

Western / English / Horsemanship

Janel has a background as a hospital veterinary tech and a research medicine tech and has joined us from the corporate management world. She owns, shows and trains horses and ponies, and emphasizes a classical and solid foundation of horsemanship.

Janel is available for lessons Monday through Wednesday.


Olivia Krause

Western / Gymkhana

Information coming soon

Olivia is available for lessons Wednesday and Friday mornings.