About Sandy:

Having found success both as a winning equestrian competitor and as a leader and innovator in the therapeutic riding industry, Sandy Webster has a commanding style that inspires all.  Her dedication to educational excellence is the foundation of Gaits of Change.

Sandy Webster is a true competitor with a long history of wins and purses as a professional Jockey, Advanced Level 3-Day-Event rider, Dressage competitor and noted Carriage Driver. Additionally, for many years Sandy has been an outstanding innovator and practitioner in the therapeutic riding industry gaining much respect both within and beyond the industry. Sandy’s contributions span all fronts, yet her passion is teaching and education. Sandy’s workshops and speaking engagements are popular and successful. Sandy is an energetic, dynamic presenter who makes the material and work fun. Sandy’s passion for excellence is infectious and students often stay after hours to learn more!

Her radiant personality, her belief in achievement and success, and her light but winning touch, motivates and inspires all.

With a long list of experience, qualifications and certifications, Sandy has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Highlight of Qualifications

  • NARHA Master Instructor (1 of 35 Nationwide)
  • CanTRA Advanced Instructor/Coach (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association)
  • Canadian Equestrian Federation Level 2 Coach (Eventing); Level 1 Coach (English);Rider Level Examiner & Mentor
  • Cheff Center Administrator/Head Instructor Honors Graduate NARHA Lead Course Conductor and Examiner for Registered and Advanced Instructors; Mentor; Accreditation Site Evaluator and Education Committee Member
  • Executive Director (7 years) and Program Director (12 years) CARD (Community Association for Riding for the Disabled) Toronto, Canada
  • Owner, Manager, Competitive Coach - Green Meadows Equestrian, Toronto, Canada
  • Licensed Thoroughbred Trainer, Exercise Rider and Jockey (Winning jockey and trainer)
  • Head Instructor & Program Director - Special Ability Riding Institute, (SARI), London, Ontario, Canada
  • Program Consultant - MANE (Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians) Alabama
  • Program & Management Consultant - Shea Center, San Juan Capistrano, California
  • Program Consultant - Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Petaluma, California

Additional Experience

  • Accomplished Public Speaker, Clinician and Instructor
  • Coach for riders with disabilities at 2 Paralympics and 3 World Championships
  • Accomplished 3-Day Event rider; qualified for the PanAm games and qualified to be long listed for Canadian Olympic 3-Day Event Team
  • Developed “integrated equestrian sport opportunities” for riders with disabilities across Ontario, Canada
  • “A” Pony Club Graduate
  • First Female Jockey in Canada
  • Represented United States & Women in the Racing Industry - Jockey in flat and steeplechase thoroughbred racing - New Zealand Jockey Club, Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Canadian Polocross team member

Sandy Webster

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