Sandra is an accomplished horsewoman and artist. She was introduced to horses at the age of seven and from that day forward they have been her sole purpose in life. She is passionate about all creative aspects of horses, training, performing, freestyles, and art. She is the only rider in the world that has created an entire painting from horseback.
USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist
USDF Freestyle Bronze Bar
USDF "L" Graduate with distinction
MDS Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Medalist
Masters Graduate of the Isaac Royal Academy of Classical Dressage
Bitless Bridle Instructor Appointed by Dr. Cook
Numerous year-end awards through EMDA, MDS, and NEFHC
Equine Coordinator and Actress in indie films Essential Realism and online TV series Falcyyr
Rider for equine team working on a major motion picture
Award winning musical freestyle designer
Exhibitions performed at venues including the Equine Affaire, FHANA Keuring, NEDA Symposium, Dances with Horses, Grand Oaks Resort in Ocala, and others...
Live art performances "Art on Horseback", a unique art form for non-profit organizations including Triple R Horse Rescue, and
Presenter at the Equine Affaire (2017) for Art on Horseback
Invited to perform a live art demo at the World Equestrian Games 2018
Equus Film Festival winner in the Art - Mini Category 2018
Sandra began her formal training at the Isaac Royal Academy of Classical Dressage when she was 13 years old. Her coach, Carolyn Rose, runs a European-style riding program that gives students the opportunity to train horses from the day they are born to the upper levels of dressage. In 2009 she graduated the Masters Program having competed to Grand Prix and training numerous horses to Fourth Level and above. It was during this training program that she earned all her rider medals from the Maine Dressage Society and her Bronze and Silver Medals from the United States Dressage Federation.
Sandra has also been a working student for FEI "C" Judge Gabriel Armando in Wellington, FL and ridden in clinics with Jodie Kelly, Kim Schissler, Heidi Herriott, Kathy Connelly, and Sarah Jane Clarke. She also had the wonderful opportunity to ride at the Escola de Equitacao de Alcainca in Portugal under the instruction of Georges Malleroni.
Sandra has been drawing horses ever since she was a little girl. During high school she was in the advanced placement art class where she discovered Chinese calligraphy, a style that inspired her designs for her company SandraB. Designs. She sold her clothing and gift products at equine venues such as the Equine Affaire and the Horse World Expo. Her products have been featured in prominent magazines and sold in catalogs such as Dressage Extensions.
Acting & Modeling:
I have done some print modeling, commercial acting, and film work starting in 2010 when I was cast in a Taylor Swift's music video "Mine" and even made it into People Magazine from a photo taken at the shoot. I have acted in a handful of commercials including a jewelry commercial for "Hearts on Fire" (see video below), CUPromise in their "Zero is Bad" campaign (see video below), Hardy Wolfe & Downing law offices, the Vermont Lottery, and the Maine Tourism Office. In 2012 I was the featured model for the "Meals in Minutes" campaign by Hannaford Supermarket that was showcased in all their stores. Douwe and I worked together on the set of Indie film called Essential Realism directed by Alan Dillingham (not released). In 2014 Douwe, Rovandio, and I worked on another indie film called Falcyyr. Click here to go behind the scenes on my blog.
Sample Talent Work: