cowhorse TRAINER: Sandy Collier

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Sandy Collier

Top 50 Rider of All Time in All Disciplines

Sandy Collier Training

Sandy Colliers show highlights:
NRCHA Hall of Fame
Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Top 50 Riders of All Time in All Disciplines
Monty Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award
Voted Best Horse Trainer in Santa Ynez

Sandy Collier, acclaimed international judge, clinician and member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, has led a storied and eclectic career in the equine industry. Her analytical approach to training and reputation for consistency in both practice and show pens has resulted in a fifty-year career studded with success.

Sandy grew up in the Northeast riding three-day event horses, a foundation which she credits for leading to her quick success in reining. Deciding to skip college, Sandy traveled across the continent before landing in California in the mid-1970s. There, she worked for Doug Ingersoll and Tom Shelly and began to compete on Quarter Horses in the California Reined Cow Horse Association. By the early 80s, she was running her own training program, managing a full barn and also working part-time as a technician at a hospital emergency room.

Sandy’s competitive success grew quickly, with multiple AQHA and National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World Championships among her notable results. In 1993, riding Miss Rey Dry, she became the first and only woman to win the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship, regarded as the world’s toughest cow horse event. With lifetime earnings of nearly $1 million, Sandy has been inducted into both the Cowgirl and NRCHA Hall of Fame, and Horse and Rider named her one of the Top 50 Riders of All Time in All Disciplines.

Sandy continues to positively impact the western horse community through her clinics, training videos and book, “Reining Essentials.” In 2017, Sandy and her friend Barbra Schulte teamed up to found “Be Unstoppable,” offering clinics and retreats to help equestrians overcome challenges in reaching their riding and personal goals. With a deep-seated love of the sport and a drive for constant improvement, Sandy is well known for her ability to find what works for the horse to help them become their best.

SAndy Collier
Sandy Collier

Sandy’s highly respected training methods are the result of a lifetime of success, her positive mental attitude and her personal style as a perfectionist. She has a wealth of advice for riders of every discipline and shares 30+ years of professional experience through her hands-on horse training clinics and training videos. Her rare talent as an educator and speaker may even exceed her exceptional talents as a horse trainer.

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Sandy Collier Training – Santa Maria, CA
Sandy Collier – 805-350-1869

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Sandy Collier Training – Santa Maria, CA
Sandy Collier – 805-350-1869

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