About Sara Sasso Toolin

Sara Sasso Toolin is an Italian professional dressage rider, specialized in the development of the young horses. Sara trains and shows young horses,  working  from FEI 4 year-old to Grand Prix level.

Sara Sasso age 4
Sara’s beginning of a lifelong passion at 4 years old

Sara grew up on the east coast of Italy in the city of Ancona. She first rode a horse when she was just four years old on a family vacation in northern Italy, which is where her love of horses began.  Her mother encouraged her to try many types of sports, instruments, and activities when she was young. Sara asked to take horseback riding lessons when she turned eight years old. Just a year later, she gave up all other sports to pursue her passion for horses and give 100% of herself to the equestrian world. She went on to give up two other passions she had for horses: Conservatory as a pianist, and a law degree.

Sara and Dolce competing in Fourth Level

Sara was competing in international eventing when Johan Hinnemann, international dressage trainer from Germany, suggested that she specialize in dressage. Since switching disciplines in 2008, Sara has trained with Hinnemann, Coby Van Baalen, and Olympian Anna Merveldt.

Since January 2018 she is assistant trainer at LTR Dressage in Pilot Point, Texas.

With Sandro Skip winning the Hedley Lamberty Trophy
Big smile after an 82% with the 4 yo Francesca SQF!
Sara with her Dutch trainer Coby Van Baalen


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