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I have known Sarah Geike for over 25 years. I value deeply our friendship and our interaction as colleagues. Sarah has always pursued the highest standards in her development as a trainer, coach and judge.
Her character is impeccable. She is kind, unselfish, honest and very generous with her time to the various organizations that make our sport what it is. Sarah is an admirable ambassador for dressage in the United States in all that she does.
I have known Sarah for almost 30 years, and have to give her the highest recommendation that I possibly can.
She is a consummate professional, a fabulous rider, gifted teacher, well-respected dressage judge, and a salt-of-the-earth type person.
Not only is Sarah a shining example for our USDF Certification program, but she also trains and shows horses through the FEI levels, and officiates as a USEF ‘S’ and FEI ‘C’ judge as well.
Sarah Geikie has judged the Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational for two years and she has done a fantastic job for us.
She has an excellent eye for correctness and quality of gaits, and she holds vast knowledge about the rules of judging. Sarah's riding skills and personal competition experience enhance her decisions. She combines her high level of knowledge of dressage on the horse with her broad experience observing and judging everything from the top horse/rider combinations in our country to horse/rider combinations just starting out.
She has a uniquely giving spirit, and she is simply a wonderful person to work with.
What sets Sarah apart is her communication skill. Not only does Sarah have a deep reservoir of dressage knowledge and experience; she has the even more rare skill of being able to communicate effectively to her students. She finds the words and images that resonate for each student so not only does the student ‘get it’ during the lesson, they retain it going forward.
I have worked with Sarah for over 10 years. My first lesson she had to show me how to adjust my helmet! From that rather dubious beginning Sarah has patiently guided me to upper level work. Sarah’s dressage knowledge is endless and her teaching skills are extremely effective.
Sarah Geikie’s positive, supportive approach, along with her commitment to the correct training of horse and rider, is phenomenal! Sarah works with you to set the bar high and helps you learn how to define and meet your goals without ever forgetting the joys of riding.
One of Sarah’s special gifts is the ability to develop a rider's feel, understanding, and creative problem-solving skills; whether you’re one of her junior, professional, or adult amateur students (like me), Sarah empowers you to feel, think, and ride for yourself.
She also guided me through the horse-hunting process and together we found Killian, the perfect dressage partner for me!
When you learn from Sarah, it is always a positive feeling—positive because of her attitude and enthusiasm, but also positive because you know it is correct teaching!