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 & 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

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Thank you for your consideration and support!