SRS offers horse training, riding lessons, and camps. Our main focus is the American Saddlebred horse. We take many horses and riders to compete at horse shows statewide and nationwide. We are proud of our reputation of turning out a horse and rider to our standard of excellence and doing very well in competition.
It is our goal to establish true horsemanship in each of our riders, starting from the ground up. As a beginner at SRS you learn to properly groom and tack your horse before you ride. As you progress through our program you develop the knowledge and skill to be able to work with and ride many different types of horses.
Sarah Russell Owner/Trainer/Instructor
Sarah has had a passion and love for horses her entire life. Growing up in Michigan, she showed in 4-H and local horse shows and eventually worked her way up to the world class level. She had great success in the Saddlebred and Morgan industries earning World and National Championships within both breeds. She has also traveled to South Africa twice to compete as a member of the United States World Cup team, earning Gold Medals on both occasions. Sarah was the fourth rider in history to win the Morgan Equitation Triple Crown.
After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science, Sarah pursued her passion further and worked under some of the top horsemen in the country honing in on her training skills. In 2015 she accomplished her lifelong dream of opening her own stable. Her students and horses have been extremely successful with wins and reserves at horse shows all across the country including the World Championship Horse Show. Her favorite part of her job is sharing her love of the sport with her students.
Outside of the barn, Sarah is a USEF licensed judge and a member of the UPHA Ribbons of Service Committee. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ross, and her two beautiful children, Kellan and Peyton.
Owen Binnie Instructor
Owen has a strong saddleseat background having trained with some of the top trainers in the Midwest and the Northeast. He has been passionate about the sport from a young age and earned many blue ribbons along the way.
Owen moved to Florida in 2016 and has helped build an incredible (and growing) lesson program at SRS. His enthusiasm and work ethic are infectious not only to his peers but to his students. His specialty and passion is to teach equitation and to focus on the rider’s body position and how it affects their ride and their horse. He is always ready and willing to help a rider achieve their goals whether that may be to learn how to keep their knees on the saddle or to win a national championship!
Liz Curtin, Instructor
Liz started riding Saddleseat in New Jersey as a child and realized she would be passionate about this for life. She pursued her career goals by attending William Woods University and studying Equestrian Science. Upon graduating in 2013, Liz moved to Florida and began her teaching career. She loves making connections with her students, children and adults alike. She enjoys introducing new people to this sport and helping from the beginner level all the way up.
Sabrina Childs, School Horse Caretaker
Sabrina has had horses all of her life and she is very passionate about providing them with care and love. Since she was a child her dream job has been to work at a horse farm and she is thrilled to say she loves her job every day. Sabrina assists our instructors in teaching students how to properly groom and tack the lesson horses. She loves introducing children to horses and helping them learn to take excellent care of the horses they ride.