Sara Hufstader


  • Lifelong equestrian from the Chicago area.
  • Successfully trained and competed in hunter seat equitation, hunters, jumpers, eventing, and dressage in the midwest, northeast, southeastern seaboard and Florida.
  • Trained with Linda Zang, Pricilla Yantis, Celia Vornholt, Ewe Steiner, Jack Arts, Linda Smith, Linda Luster, Kathy Connelly, Heidi Erickson, Ellen Miller.
  • Specialization in classical dressage and cross-discipline dressage.

Counseling and Coaching Experience

  • Counseled athletes including hockey players, football players, wrestlers, runners, swimmers, and equestrians.
  • Coached IEA and IHSA teams to individual and team national titles.
  • Train private dressage and cross-discipline dressage clients.
  • Counseled IHSA equestrian athletes.

Academic Experience

  • Competed for Leelanau School Equestrian Team, Glen Arbor, Michigan
  • Competed for Morven Park International Equestrian Institute, Leesburg, Virginia
  • IEA Coach, Assistant Director of Riding, Trainer, and Instructor at McDonogh School, Baltimore, Maryland
  • IHSA Coach, Trainer, and Instructor at Skidmore College Van Lennep Riding Center, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Professor of Equestrian Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Professional Certification

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotheraist (CCHt)
  • Master Practitioner, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
  • NLP Life Coach
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy I & II
  • Instructor's Certification, Morven Park International Equestrian Institute.