Teaching philosophy:

With over 30 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, competitor and judge, Sandy brings a depth of knowledge to students of all levels and ages. She maintains a very high standard of excellence while striving to keep the process fun and enjoyable for both horses and riders. As a small woman, Sandy's training and teaching has never been based on strength but rather on developing techniques and timing based on classical aids and their correct applications. Below are some examples of her students' recent successes at all levels:


2015 Highlights


Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Keeton and Accolade. His expressive flying changes helped Kim earn her Silver Medal this year.


Amy Tobias and Zabrina HF having a great start in 2015 at Second Level. Shown hear earning reserve high score of GHF June show with a 69% at Second Level test one.

Congratulations to Rachel Owens and Moose winning in their first time out at Fourth Level at GHF in June show.

Huge congratulations to 73 years young Barbara Taylor, earning her bronze medal with the help of the wonderful Sultan's Saffir.

Congratulations to Rachel's student, Jessica Twiggs. Top placings in their first outing at Second and Third Level at GHF June Show.


Congratulations to Elodie Huguet on her graduation and her newly awarded DVM degree. Best wishes on your move to Middleburg, VA.


Congratulations to Dr. Kimberley Keeton and the 6 year old mare, Eva Verone on winning the Training Level 3 Day Event at Southern 8th in NC. They lead from Dressage all the way through.

Caroline Hawkins and Bella completeing their first CIC*.

Nicola Buckingham and Could've Ben & Jerry's (better known as Newton), hugely successful at Preliminary Level.

Brittany Kart and the 19 year old British Bred English Sport Horse, Llewelyn, still going strong, at the advanced level!

Congratulations to all of my eventers on a great start to 2015. I am very proud of you!


Congratulations to Ashland Farm and Cheyenne Clark on the lease of the Andalusian gelding, Ambroso. It is a beautiful match and I am very excited about it.


2013 Highlights


From Left to Right: Heikko, Sandy, Pat, and Susanne Lauda

Sandy is excited to welcome the lovely 5 year old Hannoverian mare, Devon, to the U.S.; Devon was acquired by Pat Seaman from Heikko Matthes of Southern Germany in mid Nov. Devon will be boarded at Brookwood and begin her training with Pat and Sandy in late Dec. Thanks to Susanne and Roland Metz (not pictured) of the State Stud at Marbach for making this happen.


Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Keeton, Hope Thomas and Accolade! Kim and Accolade (better known as Bear) won the American Eventing Championship Amateur Preliminary Division in Dallas, TX leading from start to finish! Bear is bred and owned by the partnership of Kim and Hope. Kim has been bitten by the "dressage bug" and finished her year by earning her bronze medal in one weekend at the Poplar Place Dressage show in early Nov. She rode 4 tests/day on both Bear and her TB gelding, Tate, to complete this tremendous accomplishment!


Anastasia Curwood and her TB event horse, Cat Burglar, better known as Taco, successfully stepped into the dressage world at Poplar Place in Nov. winning and placing 2nd in all 3 first level tests. The previous week they won the Poplar Place horse trials at training level on their dressage score of 25.9 penalty points. These placings on both weekends earned them the TB Incentive Program Awards sponsored by The Jockey Club and Poplar Place. Congratulations to Stacy and Taco!


From foal to fantastic, Rachel Owens' Paladine of Elysium, better know as Moose had a great year. They finished the seaon by winning Caroline Hofland's Baroque/Friesian Award and earned 3rd place in the Region 3 3rd level JR/YR Championship missing first by 3/10 of a point!


In July, Sandy welcomed Elodie Huguet’s new horse, the 3 year old Wurtemburg gelding Statement (Sir Donnerhall x Grandioso) to Brookwood Equestrian Center.  We are all very excited to watch this spectacular young horse grow and develop! Thank you to Susanne Lauda and Roland Metz for all their help in making this partnership happen!


Congratulations to the group for a very successful weekend at the Good Horseman Foundation, April Show. Pictured here: Sharon Kherlopian, Sandy, Rachel Owens, and Amy Tobias. Not in the picture, Cali Lubrant, and Elodie Huguet.

Rachel's Moose earned 3 Blue Ribbons in all three 3rd level tests ridden, earning Rachel her bronze medal this weekend. Sandy's new logo designed by Elodie Huguet looked great in lights!

Cali and Cube competed at 1st and 2nd level, in the process earning the reserve high score for adult amateurs with a 72.3%! Champion was Sharon Kherlopian and her mare, Peryn, back in the show ring for the first time since 2011 with a 72.8%.

Rachel and Moose also were reserve champions for Baroque horses for the weekend.

Sandy sponsored the new rider tests and was delighted to award her student, Amy Tobias, with the $50 prize money for her wins at 1st level. Congratulations to Elodie on her reserve placing in the much more difficult 2nd level test.


Amy Tobias and Moe got off to a great start for 2013 at Poplar Place on March 9-10, earning 67% in 1 st level test 2, scoring a 9 on their leg-yielding to the left and scoring 76% in their 1 st level rider’s test on Sunday!

Elodie Huguet and Amy Tobias pose with Moe, modeling the new team shirts with the beautiful logo designed by Elodie!  Both Amy and Elodie won their rider tests at 1 st and 2 nd levels, respectively.


2012 Highlights


Sharon Kherlopian and Resina warming up for their winning test.

Elodie Huguet on Hologram performing a shoulder in at 2nd level.

Brookwood Equestrian Center riders once again had a successful weekend at the Holiday on Horse Dressage Show, Dec 1st and 2nd in Aiken, S.C.   Amy Tobias and Moe were 1st or 2nd in all 4 tests ridden at Training and First level with scores between 66.5% and 68%.  Elodie Huguet and Hologram again won two classes and was 2nd once at 2nd Level with consistent scores to 65%.  Sharon Kherlopian and her lovely mare, Resina, started their showing career together with a first and 2nd at training level, with scores of 67.7% and 69.17%!


Poplar Place Dressage on November 17 & 18 for the crew from Brookwood Equestrian Center


Robin Gossett and Jet on the way to one of 3 training level tests earning placings of 1st and 2nd with scores from 63% to 67%! Our wonderful helper, Abby Pritchard in the foreground!


Lisa Harper and Royal Midnight sharing a laugh over their 2 first place tests in Lisa's first outing at Intermediare I. They were one of 3 tied rides for reserve champion at FEI.

Elodie Huguet and Hologram showing off an impressive collection of 1st place ribbons at 2nd level! Elodie's elegant and effective riding earned her a score of "8" on position and seat!

"A happy horse and a happy rider are the benefits of correct riding, no matter what the breed or level!" Amy Tobias and Moe smiling all the way back to the barn!

Amy Tobias and Moe practicing a square halt prior to entering one of 4 tests ridden at training level 3 and 1st level 1. They earned 3 firsts and one 2nd place, scoring a personal best of 70% at training 3 and reserve high point champion for adult amateurs for the entire show! Congratulations to Amy and Moe! Amy's very effective riding earned an 8 on position and seat from the judges!

On October 13th and 14th, at the Atlanta Fall Dressage Show, Amy Tobias on her horse, Moe, won all 4 of their classes at Training Level Test 3 and First Level Test 1, earning scores as high as 71% in the process and qualifying for next year's regional championships at Training Level! Congratulations to Amy!!!


Congratulations Rachel Owens and her "Moose", a Freisian/Percheron cross! Region 3 Reserve Champions at Second Level.


Congratulations to Lisa Harper on her own Royal Midnight for their enormous achievments at 4th Level and PSG. In only two outings with four tests ridden, Lisa has earned her silver medal!
Placings at the GHF July 21, 22nd show:  4th Level, Test 1, Saturday July 21st - 68.571% and First Place out of the group. (Marilyn Payne judging)  Sunday, 63.571% and Second Place out of the group.  (Elizabeth Lewis judging)
September 15, 16th GHF at the PSG...Saturday 3rd Place with a 64.474% (Barbara Ebner judging)  and Sunday, 1st Place with a 66.974% with Robin Brueckmann judging


Congratulations to Abby Pritchard on Carole Ludwig's stallion, Commonwealth on their achievements at Intermediaire I; First Place Nationally in her division for JR/YR/Hannoverians, Median Score of 65.921%, 4th place overall Nationally at Intermediaire I.


Congratulations to Sharon Turner-Kherlopian on her purchase of the lovely Dutch Mare, Resina (Flemmingh x Nimmerdor) Sept. 19, 2012. We are looking forward to a successful long future in the show ring.


2011 Highlights


Sharon Turner-Kherlopian and her Hannoverian mare, Peryn warmed up for the region 3 championships with wins in Conyers, GA in all 4 training level tests she entered, scoring over 70% in 3 of the tests!  In so doing, Sharon earned the Good Horseman Foundation’s year end high score award for adult amateurs at Training Level.  Congratulations to Sharon and Peryn!


Congratulations to Abby Pritchard on an outstanding spring season on Carol Ludwig’s black Hannoverian stallion, Commonwealth.  They have several wins and top placings at PSG, Int I and YR team and individual tests.  Under Sandy's tutelage and as a result of Abby's dedication and hard work, she and CW have qualified to be part of the team representing Region 3 at the NAJYR Championships to be held at the end of July in Lexington, Ky.

Congratulations to Sharon Turner-Kherlopian on her wins at Training Level this spring and summer with her lovely black, Hannoverian mare, Peryn.  In their first season showing together they currently have an average of 67.431% and are qualified for the Regionals to be held in Ocala in mid-October.Working with Sandy over the last three years has helped Sharon overcome her anxiety about showing and the results are fantastic!