As an aspiring rider in the sport of dressage, Sophia is always on the lookout for supportive companies and dedicated individuals to help her reach her goals.

pc. Chuck Schneider

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always try to do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

I am thrilled to announce that I am the newest member of Schleese Saddlery’s Young Rider Sponsorship Program! I have been riding in Schleeses since the beginning and I can’t imagine training in anything else. I am beyond excited to start riding in Spotlight’s new Bi-NateLine saddle, which provides the lowest pounds per square inch pressure distribution on the horse’s back of any English saddle on the market, thanks to the revolutionary PSI Panel. Trying a Bi-NateLine demo saddle showed me how much of a difference a saddle can make to your ride. The feeling was amazing! Thank you, Schleese!

Why Support Sophia?

USDF Bronze medalist

USDF Training, First, and Second Level (all available) Rider Performance Awards

Working Student for Tanya Rennie at Vienna Farm 2011-present

working student for ashley madison at Yellow wood 2018-2019

2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Region 8 Championship placements

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 New England Dressage Highpoint awards

2016 North American Oldenburg Society Reserve Highpoint Champion

2016 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year

2016 & 2018 Featured Member in the award-winning Tip of the Hat magazine

Frequent writer for Dressage Today magazine since 2017

participant in the 2017 Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Clinic 

2017 & 2019 USDF Youth Convention Scholarship Recipient

2017 First Alternate for the Region 8 NAJYRC Junior Team

2017 & 2018 Rider in the USDF Region 8 Jr/YR Clinic Series

2018-present USDF Elected Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee member

2018-present USDF Region 8 Elected Participating Members’ Delegate

2018 North American Youth Championship Region 8 junior Team rider

2019 TDF Young Rider International Dream program grant recipient

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Contact me by email at schavonelledressage@gmail.com

Thank you for your consideration and support!