Sara is an International Dressage Rider and Trainer, training with Olympic Gold medallists Carl Hester MBE and Charlotte Dujardin CBE.
Sara started riding when she was two years old and was lucky enough to be born into a very horsey family with her mother, Helen Gallop (BHSI), a keen advanced event rider and her grandmother, Sheila Weston (BHSAI), founder of Summerhouse and grandfather, John Gallop, a keen huntsman with the Berkeley Vale.
As a child she had great fun getting involved in all pony club activities, competing as part of the PC area dressage, jumping and eventing teams on her 2 superstar ponies, Summerhouse Irish, whom competed at Sansaw Park and Summerhouse Coconut, who went on to gain a place on the British Pony Eventing Team. Sara was fortunate to grow up at the ever growing Summerhouse Equestrian and Training Centre, a family owned business, set up in 1978 by Sheila and John Weston, now run by Helen and Sara.
With Helen competing successfully at 2* British Eventing level, Sara was always by her side and followed in her foot steps taking part in the pony club area eventing team competitions and then moving onto horses when Helen's career took a turn to pure show jumping.
During her time at school, Sara worked and trained for her BHS exams and BS course designer qualifications at Summerhouse, as well as training and competing a number of young horses in both jumping and dressage competitions, under the instruction of a number of renowned trainers such as Claire Sansom, Rowland Fernyhough and Pammy Hutton.
In 2006, a good friend of Sara's convinced her to purchase a young; a very special dressage horse called 'Don Diego' as a 4 year old. Diego went on to win the National Shearwater 5 year old championship title in 2007 and she was hooked and the dressage bug took over.
Sara now holds her BHSII, is an associate BS course designer and an International Dressage Rider and Trainer, holding 2 National and 6 Regional Titles. She has been in training with Carl Hester MBE for the last five years as well as being fortunate enough to have weekly help from Charlotte Dujardin CBE.
Zelham andDiego are now Grand Prix and Sara has produced a number of other young horses to Prix St George and Grand Prix level, including Summerhouse Darcy, Summerhouse Don Diego, Summerhouse Zelham, Summerhouse Bandreo. Summerhouse Delano and Summerhouse Loverboy.