Meet the Trainer

Sandra Dooney: Owner and Head Trainer of Classic Equestrian Riding School

Simply said, horses are Sandy’s life.  Most of her waking hours are spent
pursuing some avenue of horsemanship.  For the last twenty years her sights
have been set on three specific goals:

Training horses for Hunters & Jumpers
Training riders for Hunters & Jumpers
Establishing a sport horse breeding program

Sandy's breeding program consists mainly of a warmblood / thoroughbred
cross known as a “sport horse”.  This program boasts the best bloodlines in
the world from both jumping and Dressage backgrounds.  Several of these
horses are available to her students in the lesson program.

Sandy’s horses have been successful in the show ring from coast to coast.  
They have appeared at the HITS shows in Palm Springs, California and
more recently at the HITS show in Culpeper, Virginia (July 2012).

She has had horses and riders ribbon in the LAHSA, SFHSA and the  
OCHSA California show circuits prior to moving to the east coast.   From
2008 to present, her students and horses have been very successful in the
MHJA and the WPaPHA Pennsylvania circuits.

Her warmblood lines include Voltaire, Mezcalero, Furioso, Grand, Langraf,
and Burggraaf.
The thoroughbred lines include Nearco, Nasrullah, Northern Dancer, and
Bold Ruler.

Sandra riding Bunny competing, 1986