Sara Carrillo, eighth grade Laurel Hall student, represented her school at the Saddleseat & Western School League Horse Show. She competed in the Saddleseat Equitation classes against students from ten local schools. Sara placed second in both Freshman Saddleseat Equitation and Freshman Saddleseat Pleasure, riding a beautiful saddlebred horse named “Richard’s Time.”
Sara’s love of horses began as a seven-year-old when her parents took her to the Griffith Park Pony rides. Her mother saw the spark in her daughter’s eyes and knew this was something they needed to pursue. Sara has been riding saddleseat for six years and is currently in training with Sharon Grosshans. She takes pride in representing Laurel Hall School.
Sara has already decided that she would like to attend William Woods University in Missouri and further her studies with world-renowned equestrian judge and instructor Gayle Lampe. She also plans to pursue an interest in Law. Sara is excited to have the opportunity to compete in her sport. She is thankful that the Saddleseat & Western School League of Greater Los Angeles offers her the opportunity to compete in saddleseat riding and will give her the opportunity to earn a USEF varsity letter for her school next year when she advances to ninth grade.
The Saddleseat & Western School League (SWSL) is an Affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). SWSL is a non-profit organization founded to promote knowledge of horsemanship and to provide the opportunity for competition for students in grades 7-12. All SWSL Horse Shows are licensed by the USEF. The next SWSL horse show is scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. SWSL welcomes all interested riders in grades 7-12 to compete in the Saddleseat & Western disciplines. For more information, visit www.saddleseatwesternleague.com, or call (213) 972-7975.