Sonya did her early training & BHS exams at Sparsholt College in Hampshire 1989 1992
She went on to work for the Worlds best including two years spent with Michael Whitaker as an International groom and rider. Other equine roles include training and competing on Lars Hedin's horses (with Stuart Harvey) and trainee showjumper with Fred Welch.
Sonya produced her own Show Jumpers for over 15 years. She was also a keen athlete. An introduction to dressage on her former showjumper and then riding to Prix St George on a schoolmaster saw a progression into this discipline.
She has been training horses and riders for many years but spinal surgery in 2008 meant a greater focus on coaching. Sonya now regularly provides private lessons and group clinics at her Hampshire base of Bere Meadows and also by invitation for Academies, Riding Clubs & Private Yards.
Sonya also continues to to produce her own homebred young dressage horses.
Competing in Modern Pentathlon
Showjumping and Dressage private sessions, clinics, Riding Clubs and Academies
Sonya on Diamond Dalmation Showjumper, Medium Level Dressage & County Winning Show Horse
British Showjumping UKCC Level 3 Coach
BHS Intermediate Instructor & EQL Level 5 Coach
British Showjumping Para coach
NAF Horse and Pony 5 Star coach
British Dressage Group 3 Rider &
Classical Dressage Trainer
Sonya is a highly motivated coach with a great energy and integrity.
She has experience from raising foals to working with Grand Prix Show Jumpers and Dressage Horses including Internationally.
Having produced many young horses, competed to 1.30 Open level in showjumping and Prix St George in Dressage she is highly experienced to help with all partnerships.
Sonya works with riders to set and achieve goals. She believes in inspiring, motivating and empowering riders to advance their skills and knowledge to achieve results.
Sonya on Centre Circle
Dontario (left) and
Special Agent (above right)
Sonya's current youngsters
Catherston Decipher getting ready for Prix St George