Sarah Lorenz, a native Washingtonian, now living in the Eugene, OR area has ridden through the Advanced level, is a US Eventing Association certified Level II Instructor and is currently working on her certification through USEA as a Young Horse Rider / Trainer. She has a lifetime of experience teaching adults and children. She has been breaking/ training young horses for more than 20 years. As a youth, Sarah participated in the Area VII Young Rider program, winning the CCI 1* championships and team Silver in the CCI 2** long format Championships at Bromont. Currently Sarah gives back to the program as one of the assistant coaches for the Area VII Young Riders. As a Pony Club graduate ‘A’ herself, she works closely with many of the members of Jumps and Jodhpurs Pony Club in Eugene. She encourages everyone to join Pony Club as it provides a strong foundation of horsemanship.
BELOW ARE MANY 3, 4, and 5 YEAR OLD YOUNG HORSES SARAH HAS STARTED RECENTLY. MANY OF THEM SHE HAS BROKE HERSELF:
Stone’s Throw Farm is named after her Advanced event horse “Stone’s Throw.” Aboard “Stoney”, Sarah placed 2nd and 4th place at the Advanced level under USEA Level IV Eventing coach Dayna Lynd-Pugh. She credits much of her earliest years of competition success to local trainers such as Todd Trewin (US Olympic Event rider), Jean Moyer (successful national eventing / dressage coach), Judy Thocher (accomplished dressage instructor/rider), and John Turner (nationally recognized hunter / jumper instructor).
As a young adult, Sarah traveled to the east coast to work with USEA ICP faculty member and US Olympic Event rider Phyllis Dawson, Major Jeremy Beale (British Event Team rider), and Susie Beale (Advanced level rider, USEA Level III ). After intensive training and competing, she returned to Washington to finish her bachelor’s degree in Arts/ Sciences from the University of Washington. Also noteworthy, Sarah has regularly ridden in dressage clinics with Janet Foy (FEI “I” judge and USEF Sporthorse “R” breeding judge) and Alfredo Hernandez (specialist in piaffe and passage work).
Stone’s Throw Farm is based out of the beautiful 14 stall Make Your Mark Stables in the Eugene, Oregon area. The facility is over 20 acres complete with an oversized covered arena with an outdoor section, round pen, and cross country course. The course has ditches, banks, jumps through Training level and boasts a large water jump!
Recently, Sarah has slowly been building a small Holsteiner breeding program aimed at producing both event and dressage horses in the Eugene, Oregon area. In 2013, Sarah competed one of her Holsteiner mares “Adricatica” in the FEI Young Horse Dressage 5-Year Old test scoring a respectable 7.3. In 2015, her Holsteiner yearling “Gucci STF” was one of the highest scoring yearlings in the Future Event Horse class nationally with a score of 85. In 2016, Sarah Piloted Adriatica’s full sister “Zuara” from no experience eventing to winning the Area VII Eventing Open Training Championships in a single season. She finished the weekend on the lowest final score among all the levels of Championships.
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Contact: Sarah Lorenz
Below is a small tribute to the infamous “Stone’s Throw”, the Trakehner gelding whom my farm is named after! He was my “horse of a lifetime”….