Randa Schnarr - Training - Lessons - Ground Work - True Horse Connection
HORSES COME FIRST
I have been re-training horses off the race track into eventers, show jumpers, polo horses, fox hunters and trail horses for over twenty-five years. Connecting with horses and moving them forward is my specialty.
BUILDING CONFIDENCE THE SADDLE
I teach beginner through advanced riding. Whether trail riders or competitors, my clients gain courage, confidence, the knowledge and ability to reach their goals and become the rider they dreamed they could become.
COMFORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL
Ground work is the most basic of all trainings but also the most important. Whether it’s training the horse and the rider, or the horse itself, the learning is swift, deep and lasting. Clients I have worked with, even those with a long riding history, are amazed by the process and the results.
THE HORSE AND SPIRITUALITY
TRUE HORSE CONNECTION
Horses relate to your authentic self. They help you help yourself to grow, to become centered and connected, giving you the opportunity to change your life for the better. Some clients have expressed incredible breakthroughs with their first lesson.
EPONA MASTER HERDER
Eponaquest is a "multi-disciplinary educational organization where humans, horses and other animals are supported in co-creating a new way of being, one that emphasizes authenticity, collaboration, and experimentation." (Linda Kohanav)
I offer seminars, workshops, and individual sessions developing leadership, personal awareness and relationship building.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
I grew up in the horse country of Chester County, Pennsylvania. My relationship with horses started in First Grade with my friend’s pony, Snowy, and an OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) named Exodus. I was hooked immediately. I didn’t have a horse of my own as I grew up, so I would ride anything, no matter size, color or temperament. I joined the local Pony Club in middle school, and continued throughout that time to ride whatever was offered to me. Not having my own horse in those early years turned out to be a blessing because it helped me to appreciate all horses and learn to communicate with each as individuals.
I have an extremely diverse background training horses. I have started and trained thoroughbreds, preparing them for their racing career, working for the top Steeplechase trainer, Johnathan Sheppard. I trained polo ponies that competed in 12 goal tournaments in the very competitive Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. In addition I have worked with combined driving horses, traveling to Europe with them to compete in the World Championships. Fox Hunting is another discipline with which I have many years of experience, training horses to hunt safely with children and adult amateurs at one of the most prestigious hunts in the country, Cheshire Hunt. Since I was introduced to dressage through pony club I loved dancing with the horse. I have worked with many upper level dressage riders and continue to strive to become a better dressage rider. But my real passion is eventing. I have been eventing most of my life. I have had and continue to have the privilege to ride and train with members of the U.S. Olympic team, Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Steven Bradley and Jimmy Wolford. I also have had the privilege to work with Lucinda Green, the 6 time winner of Badminton Horse Trials and member of the British olympic team. With my long history and love for the OTTB, retraining them for eventing has become my specialty. I have competed up to the Intermediate level, with an OTTB I started. He has taught me as much as I have taught him. I feel there is always something new to learn from everyone, including horses, and take every opportunity I can to expand my knowledge.