Training Services

Cindy Troy McKee

Owner and trainer of Snowdon Inc. Interested in knowing more? Go to the About Us page!

 



Anne Kursinski


The first American to win the Grand Prix of Rome, Italy, in 1983 aboard Livius. In 1987 aboard Starman, she won three Nations Cup competitions and was named AHSA horsewoman of the year. In 1991 she was named leading female rider at the World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, and became the second woman and third American to win the Grand Prix of Aachen. That year, the U.S. Olympic Committee named her female equestrian athlete of the year. In 1995, riding Dynamite, she won the American Gold Cup for a record fourth time and was named AHSA/Hertz equestrian of the year. She was the highest-placed U.S. rider (fifth) in the 1997 World Cup final in Gothenberg. In 1998, riding Eros, she was the first American and first woman to win the $450,000 Pulsar Crown Grand Prix in Monterrey, Mexico. In 1999, again with Eros, she won the $90,000 America vs. Europe Bohemia Challenge in Monterrey.

Snowdon riders regularly ship to Market Street,, Anne's international facility in Frenchtown, NJ

 

 

 

 


 

Sarah Stewart


Trainer, Coach, Professional Rider

Sarah Stewart is the ideal example of a true horseman. Her life has been spent in the equestrian industry learning, teaching, competing and perfecting her talents.

Having been brought up on a family farm in BC, Canada, Sarah learned at a very early age how to care for the needs of horses. Her family took a hands-on approach, and Sarah worked from the ground up, from mucking stalls and feeding, to grooming and horse care, to riding whatever was available to ride or needed exercise.

It is from this early work with many young, green horses that Sarah developed the rare gift of understanding the mind of the horse and the relationship between horse and rider; two of the most important pieces of the puzzle that so often are missing in trainers and riders today.

While Sarah was perfecting her riding and horse training techniques with her family’s show horses, she realized she also had a natural affinity for teaching and competing. A gifted instructor, Sarah can communicate with her students to bring out the best in them. She is a hands-on teacher, and is always ready to demonstrate a lesson if needed.

Her unique skill at finding and bringing out the best in each horse she works with has been a tremendous advantage to her in the show ring. She has had numerous successes at all levels of horse shows, and has a particularly strong gift for showing Hunters.

From the west coast of Canada to Europe, Sarah trained with such notables as Annie Dotoli at Stephex Stables in Belgium, Olympian Hugh Graham in Toronto, Olympian Nona Garson in New Jersey, and Claudia Cojacar in British Columbia. She has also worked and trained at international caliber show jumping barns in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Most recently, Sarah completed the highest level of trainer certification that the CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) program offers. She earned the Level 4 CHA and is now a Certified Instructor for Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Europe.

After leaving her position as Head Trainer for Hidden Ridge Stable in Canada, Sarah came to the United States where she is successfully freelancing as a trainer, coach and professional rider.