Sara beth anton
Despite growing up in a non-horsey family, Sara Beth was drawn to horses at an early age. Her Montessori school teachers noticed her fascination with the school's small ponies, and encouraged her parents to enroll her in riding lessons. At the age of 6 Sara Beth began taking western riding lessons, but interest in jumping led her to switch to riding english.
Sara Beth competed in local hunter/jumpers shows, riding school horses, and then leasing a couple of horses as she learned more. At the age of 15, after saving up her own money from baby sitting and barn chores, Sara Beth was able to purchase a horse of her own. She continued to event, bringing her little mare of unrecorded breeding up the levels from Beginner novice through Training level.
In 2008, Sara Beth rode in a winter clinic series with Becky Holder. While at the clinic, she learned about the Junior Developing Rider Program, and applied to participate. She was a member of JDRP for three years, which ultimately led to her first stint as a working student. She worked for Leslie Law for several months, and then began working for Becky Holder. She continued to work for Becky for three winter seasons, and then for a full year in 2014.
Sara Beth became acquainted with Phil & Melissa Town through Becky in 2014. Phil & Melissa owned Can't Fire Me, a gelding Becky campaigned through the 4* level, and they hosted Becky Holder clinics at their farm. Sara Beth rode some of their young horses in the clinics the summer of 2014, and they asked her to come on full time with them in 2015.
Sara Beth now manages the training and showing of the Town's string of young horses, and is excited about what their breeding program is producing. She is currently campaigning their Je Suis Bernard at the Preliminary level, and has several young horses she is bringing along, including the promising Vision Quest and Q Course, five year old half-siblings by Querdolan Vitarel.
Blitz Volo & Sara Beth Competing at Chatt Hills
Sara Beth acquired 'Henry' in 2012. The pair moved rapidly up the levels, and have competed through Intermediate & the CIC** level.