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.
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 & Silver Medalist
USDF Rider Performance Awards
Working Student for Tanya Rennie at Vienna Farm 2011-present
Working Student for Ashley Madison at Yellow Wood Dressage 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
Frequent writer for Dressage Today/Practical Horseman since 2017
2017 D4K 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 Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee member
2018-present USDF Region 8 Elected Participating Members’ Delegate
2018 North American Youth Championship
2019 TDF Young Rider International Dream Program
2020 D4K Summer Intensive Training Program
2021 D4K Winter Intensive Training Program