Sawyer Equestrian Team
Show Team and Riding Team
Sawyer Equestrian is excited to offer our Show Team and Riding Team for our more serious riders! This team will give our riders an opportunity to develop both their riding skills and horse knowledge in a supportive and fun group environment.
Any rider over the age of five who can walk and trot unassisted (not on lead-line) is welcome to join our equestrian team! Our practice times will be split by age and riding level. This will be determined once we know the members of our team. There are no tryouts, auditions, or cuts.
Show Team or Riding Team
We will all be on one team! Riders will be offered a chance to go to local schooling shows to showcase their skills and receive comments and critiques from outside judges to improve their riding and their scores. Horse showing will not be required in any way. If you are serious about improving your riding for any reason, we would love to have you!
Our main focus will be dressage and combined training (dressage and stadium jumping). We will also offer education that will help with riding on IEA, SCISA, and IHSA teams and hunter pace and cross country jumping.
Riders will be educated in both riding and the unmounted aspects of horse care and show prep including, but not limited to:
Etiquette and sportsmanship
Conditioning the horse and rider for competitive riding,
Horse show prep for the horse such as bathing, braiding, clipping, etc.
Horse show prep such as tack cleaning, trailer loading, first aid, etc.
Leading, Longing, and how to safely handle the horse away from home
Riders will receive instruction multiple times each week to gain riding skills and help form a partnership with the horse in a confidence building environment. Lessons will be small groups or individual depending on the needs and goals of the individual student. Test riding and course work will help students meet the requirements of the show ring and games and team building activities will help students navigate the warm-up rings and sometimes hectic horse show environment. Our goal is to make our team members feel comfortable and confident while also encouraging them to push themselves to learn and become more capable riders. If a rider is losing confidence, s/he may be asked to take some private lessons to help her/him feel more confident. This is not a punishment, but is in place to encourage riders not to become frustrated and give up on their goals.
Days and Times and Fees
SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE
All of our team will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in September!
Purple Team and Green Team
The purple team is for our most serious riders who want to improve their skills quickly and gain muscle memory, endurance, confidence, and advance through the levels. This team is especially recommended for riders who are jumping or who want to jump.
The green team is for serious riders who want to gain confidence and get more practice time in than a once weekly lesson.
The Show Team and Riding Team will meet tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm, thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm.
September 9/2, 9/7, 9/9, 9/14, 9/16, 9/21, 9/23, 9/28, 9/30
$350 for Riding team/Show team in September
There are no horse shows scheduled for September - we will be getting ready for three big shows in October!
October 10/5, 10/7, 10/12, 10/14, 10/19, 10/21, 10/26, 10/28
$350 for Riding team/Show team
Horse Show Fees vary based on competitions
We have three large competitions in October!
November 11/2, 11/4, 11/9, 11/11, 11/16, 11/18, 11/23, 11/30
No show team on thanksgiving!
$350 for Riding Team/Show Team
Horse Show on November 6th!
UPCOMING HORSE SHOW DATES
October 2nd Middleton Equestrian Schooling Show Charleston, SC
October 15, 16, 17th SC State Fair Columbia, SC
October 30, 31st SCDCTA Halloween Show Camden, SC
November 6th Middleton Equestrian Schooling Show
December 4th Middleton Equestrian Schooling Show
Join Sawyer Equestrian Team
Contact Dani to Join! (978)-857-8109