Riding Lessons, Horse Camps, Boarding, Sales, and Farrier Services
Lesson Horses Available to Learn Up To First Level Dressage
Instruction Available to Fourth Level Dressage
Lesson Horses Available to Learn to Jump Crossrails
Instruction Available up to 4foot
Quality professional instruction in Dressage and Show Jumping on our kind and gentle horses and ponies or on yours!
Sawyer Equestrian offers horseback riding instruction in a fun and relaxed environment. Our lesson horses are well trained and can teach the basics of riding through patterns and games at our beautiful 20 acre home in Hopkins SC. Boasting a covered arena, outdoor dressage arena, and a jumping field, students can ride and practice their skills rain or shine.
With over 30 years of experience, Dani Sawyer moved her successful business from Massachusetts to South Carolina and brought her best lesson horses to create Sawyer Equestrian. "Teaching has always been my passion and I am so fortunate to combine it with my love of horses!" Dani said. She dedicates her days to caring for and training horses and she enjoys sharing her knowledge of horse care and riding with her students. Dani plans each lesson to the goals of the rider and the strengths of her horses. She takes care to give formal instruction delivered with enthusiasm. Dani delights in seeing her students succeed.
Dani has always been passionate about horses. Growing up with horses in her backyard gave Dani a unique opportunity to learn from them and choose them as a lifelong love and career.
In 1996 she began taking more lessons and competing and training her own ponies and horses. By 2000, Dani had begun her own lesson program in that same backyard. From 2002-2006 Dani brought Plum and CJ to Cazenovia College and competed on the IHSA team and IDA team while earning her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Business Management. Upon graduation, she began teaching and training professionally alongside her full time job at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. In 2010, Dani built her dream barn and opened Plum Grove Equestrian Center, LLC named after her horse Plum and ran a successful boarding, training, lessons, and sales barn for eight years.
In July 2018 Dani moved her horses and her program to Columbia, SC to be with her husband Matt Sawyer. She is excited to share her knowledge and bring riding lessons to Columbia!
Sawyer Equestrian is currently home to eleven horses and ponies. We have horses that can teach all of the skills in our ribbon riding program. Once you have completed the ribbon program, Dani can help you find a horse to purchase or lease.
Have a question or need more information? Contact Dani at (978)857-8109 or Dani@SawyerEquestrian.com