Sara Carter has been riding since before she could walk and has been teaching since the late 1980's. Over the years, she has helped many achieve their dreams of becoming part of the horse world. Her skill list includes: Dressage, eventing, jumpers, hunters, hunter jumpers, equitation, hunters under saddle, equitation over fences, basic western, gaited horses, pleasure riding, round penning, problem solving , colt starting, trailer breaking, teaching special needs children, and confidence building skills with fearful riders.
In 2009, Sara earned her certifications as a Special Olympic International Coach and PATH, Intl Certified Instructor. In 2012, she completed the Certification process for Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. In early 2017, Sara started holistic healing school and is completing her Large and Small Animal Myo-fascial Release, Kinesiology Taping, and Equine Neuro Myo-fascial Release Techniques. Adding these skills to her already large toolbox enabled her to create a separate business, Topline Equine Services.
Sara is ever expanding her knowledge through continuing education and sharing it with anyone wanting to learn or needing help. Stay tuned for updates, or check the programs' respective pages.
The Proof Is in the Progeny
Taylor Dillard, Intern | Buckaroo Program Manager, came by her love of horses and skill sets from a lifetime of working with her mother, Sara Carter. We are pleased and honored to see Taylor pick up the reins and form her own business, FREE REIN, which is a division of the Haven Hills Family. Taylor starts and trains Miniature Horses, offers desensitizing, beginner riding lessons for children, and exercise/schooling riding. She is an official Unified Group Leader and is the founder and coach of HHTRC's United Glory Drill Team as well as Footloose Drill Team. On and off site, Taylor also owns and runs Astraeus Photography. You'll often find her running around being the shutterbug at our events, and often hired for private settings at our farm.
Brianna Revis, Intern | Stablehand, has always had a love of horses and children. Bri began working for the farm in 2012 and is actively pursuing her dream of teaching future generations all things horse. She is also Haven Hills TRC's At Risk Youth Program Representative.